Re: [clubfoto] wide angle lens - Nikon or Tokina? plz help

From: michelej
Sent on: Friday, June 19, 2009 7:18 PM
Hello Agnieszka,

I'm in the club too but can never make it now because I don't have a 

Regarding your lens questions:
Part of the price difference is branding.
I would definitely go fixed focal length.
Get the faster lens you can afford.
Any chance for you to try both lenses?
Lenses do not need to be replaced like camera bodies (normally) so make 
your purchase count.
If you buy below what you want you will always be comparing wishing you 
had the other model.  This is senseless because
eventually you will likely go out and buy what you want anyway.

take care,

agnieszka wrote:
> Dears,
> The time has come. My camera is going to get a bithday gift - a new 
> wide angle lens.
> I'm not an expert at photo equipment & brands at all, so if you know a 
> bit more than me, I would be happy to listen to your comments. 
> While checking a new 10-24 f[masked] G and a bit older 12-24 f4.0 (they 
> seem to be quite similar) I found tokina (AT - X 12-24 f4.0 - so like 
> the 2nd nikon and AF 11-16mm f2.8 - so fast!) lenses which had pretty 
> good critics. and some people praise more Tokina 11-16 than nikon 10-24!
> I'm puzzled. if tokina is better than Nikon, why is it 300 euros 
> cheaper than? question of branding? is it really better? which one to 
> pick up?
> plze help!
> thanks lot
> have a good day and looking forward to hearing your comments!
> agnieszka
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