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    lumix5  3219 forum posts Northern Ireland
    25 Jun 2012 - 11:25 AM

    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  10173 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
    25 Jun 2012 - 12:38 PM

    I have bought a number of Canon items at Microglobe (near London's Tottenham Court Road) without any problems


    janeez e2 Member 61195 forum postsjaneez vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
    25 Jun 2012 - 12:43 PM

    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  12357 forum posts England
    25 Jun 2012 - 1:01 PM

    Have purchased across the counter at Microglobe before - no problems

    25 Jun 2012 - 1:48 PM

    Have used Microglobe without any problems. Haven't heard of Panamoz.

    lumix5  3219 forum posts Northern Ireland
    25 Jun 2012 - 3:52 PM

    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.

    25 Jun 2012 - 4:57 PM

    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  3219 forum posts Northern Ireland
    25 Jun 2012 - 8:11 PM

    @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.

    LenShepherd e2 Member 62513 forum postsLenShepherd vcard United Kingdom
    26 Jun 2012 - 9:00 PM

    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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