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 Post subject: Tokina 11-16mm vs 12-24
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:05 am 
So I am about about to take a 3 week trip to Australia - and will def be traveling and seeing the countryside. I am looking for a good wide angle lens to buy to bring with me. I have it narrowed down to the Tokina 11-16 and the Tokina 12-24. For outdoor and city scapes - which do you prefer? I have read that they are both amazing quality lenses.

ALSO - I have a D5000 - I know I will have to get the 12-24 DX II to Autofocus - will the 11-16 autofocus on the D5000 or not?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:09 am 
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If you don't need the extra stop (i.e. you'll be shooting in daylight only) then I would save some money and go with the 12-24mm.

Sorry, I don't know about AF as my 11-16mm is Canon mount.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:00 pm 
The 11-16mm will not autofocus.

Id get the 12-24, especially if its going to be the only lens you're taking you might find 16mm on the long end a bit restricting as a travel lens.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:22 pm 
Thanks everyone - I think I am going to get the 12-24. I will have my 35mm prime with me but no other lenses....


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:10 pm 
Tokina can be manual and auto focus although its not like any other lens that is like a switch button its more likely push and pull focus (push it in its autofocus i think and out its manual) if im in the right track as jeremy.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:23 am 
So if your using it on a D3100 or D7000 which lens is better? The Tokina 11-16mm or 12-24mm?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:25 am 
If one was "better" do you think Tokina would still be making them both? It depends what you're looking for.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:36 am 
Ok so IQ is very similar then? being that all you lose is 1mm with the 12-24mm it would seem to be the better choice.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:40 am 
But then if its going to be zoomed out to 12mm the whole time you may miss that 1mm more than any on the long end. I know I would.

Also the 11-16 opens to 2.8.

I dont really care about image quality, Im sure theyre both fine.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:27 pm 
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@idan wrote:
So if your using it on a D3100 or D7000 which lens is better? The Tokina 11-16mm or 12-24mm?

The 12-24 would be slightly better, with its built in motor for the D3100 :-P

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:57 pm 
I realise that you have narrowed it down to Tokina lenses but in case you didn't know, both Sigma 10-20 variants and the 8-16 will all autofocus on the D5000.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:50 pm 
I wonder about the 11-16 tokina on 550D if it has AF or something.

I found some comparisons of these lenses (Canon 10-22, Sigma 10-20 F3.6 and F3.5-4.5 and Tokina 11-16 F2.8). The tokina produce less contrast than the other lenses? but the sharpness between canon, sigma 3.5 and tokina are slightly the same (in my point of view).

http://www.juzaphoto.com/eng/articles/s ... tokina.htm

what convince you more on these lenses?

I saw a used 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 for about £469.
Tokina 11-16 for £457 canon mount
Sigma F3.5 £419


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:07 pm 
I tried the Tokina 11-16mm and passed on it for its limited zoom range. F2.8 on the Tokina was attractive but I rarely shoot there for daylight wide shots. On close inspection I think the Tonkina lens mount is only a chrome plated brass ring (which will wear over time exposing the brass plate to corrosion) whereas the Nikon mount is definitely quality. You pay for what you get and the value is in the details (e.g. Ninon's 2 x ED glass elements in the 12-24mm) . Go the Nikon 12-24mm f4DX as it has a better zoom range which is more useful (especially if you're travelling) and you'll probably find, as I have, that you'll be more inclined to walk around all day with your 12-24mm. I just found the Tokina 11-16mm too limiting a range for an all day walk around lens. If you shoot a Nikon 18-200mm dx VR as a travel lens, the 12-24mm offers a great companion lens and really is all you'll need. I might pack my 35mm 1.8 for low light shots and I'm set. Having used both, I much prefer the Nikon 12-24mm over the Tokina 11-16mm and let's face it, Nikon is known quality and has been in the business of lens manufacturing for years.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:36 am 
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you are looking at a wide angle lens and a 35mm, are you specifically only into landscape photography?
Just thinking that a bit of a zoom could come in handy :)

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