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Microglobe and Panamoz


lumix5 4 288 Northern Ireland
25 Jun 2012 11:25AM
Hi everyone, I am on a quest to buy a wide angle zoom for my D90 and have narrowed my search to either a Tokina 12-24 f4 MK1 or a Sigma 10-20 F4-5.6. I have found that both these lenses can be bought for quite a bit less than the usual retailers at Microglobe (Tokina 12-24 f4 MK1 359) and Panamoz (Sigma 10-20 F4-5.6 313) and was wondering is any of you have had any shopping experience with these companies.

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RoyBoy 10 175 2 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2012 12:38PM
I have bought a number of Canon items at Microglobe (near London's Tottenham Court Road) without any problems

Roy
janeez Plus
6 1.4k 8 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2012 12:43PM
Bought a Nissin flash from Microglobe a few years ago. Sent me the wrong one to start but sorted out very quickly by way of return post so no problem for me.
alfpics Plus
13 359 England
25 Jun 2012 1:01PM
Have purchased across the counter at Microglobe before - no problems
Andy
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
25 Jun 2012 1:48PM
Have used Microglobe without any problems. Haven't heard of Panamoz.
lumix5 4 288 Northern Ireland
25 Jun 2012 3:52PM
Thanks everyone for all the replies, it is encouraging to read positive words. I have to say I am swayed toward the Tokina and have placed my order with Microglobe. Good luck to you all and thanks again.
kodachrome 3 535
25 Jun 2012 4:57PM
I used a Tokina 12-24 on my old Canon 450D, and it gave superb results. A little bit of PP and sharpness levels can be impressive. I have to be honest, I bought mine from Simplyelectroncs, which is a Hong Kong based company because they were so much cheaper. I got my Nikon 16-85 DX lens from Microglobe and had no problems, they even through in a filter.

Make sure you are getting the Mk 2 version as its much improved.
lumix5 4 288 Northern Ireland
25 Jun 2012 8:11PM
@kodachrome, thanks for your reply. In what way do you reckon the Mk 2 version has improved over the Mk 1, as I was attracted to the Mk 1 as it was cheaper and I do not need the motor in the lens with my D90.
26 Jun 2012 9:00PM
It is worth checking the warranty - at least some items seem Grey Import.
They are not cheap on Nikon brand items.

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