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    ventile
    ventile  7152 forum posts Wales
    23 Jun 2008 - 8:47 PM

    Hello,im thinking of buying a Tokina 19-35.
    Anyone out there using one,any chance of some feed back!

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    timbo
    timbo  12591 forum posts United Kingdom
    23 Jun 2008 - 9:01 PM

    Don't know how much it costs but you'd probably be better off looking at Sigma or Tamron if you're going to buy an independent brand.

    User_Removed
    23 Jun 2008 - 9:07 PM


    Quote: but you'd probably be better off looking at Sigma or Tamron if you're going to buy an independent brand.

    Why? Define please... Every tried a Tokina lens? Built like a tank, made out out of metal - NOT plastic - and optics second only to Nikon.

    Google will qualify my comments.

    Wink

    justin c
    justin c  104534 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
    23 Jun 2008 - 9:11 PM


    Quote: Why? Define please... Every tried a Tokina lens? Built like a tank, made out out of metal - NOT plastic - and optics second only to Nikon.


    Totally agree. I have a Tokina 12-24mm and it's superbly built and capable of excellent results.

    Dugi34
    Dugi34  7917 forum posts United Kingdom
    23 Jun 2008 - 10:37 PM

    Another vote for Tokina , build quality and optics are excellent.

    dcash29
    dcash29  91916 forum posts England
    24 Jun 2008 - 12:22 AM

    Hasnt this lens a polycarbonate body not metal?

    I thought that three manufacturers copied this lens?
    Cosina being the another which is identical except for the petal

    I have a Cosina somewhere and its image quality isnt bad

    Last Modified By dcash29 at 24 Jun 2008 - 12:22 AM
    conrad
    conrad  1010877 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
    24 Jun 2008 - 8:45 AM

    That's what I read somewhere. I seem to remember that this is not a true "Tokina-built-like-a-tank" model, but the result of a cooperation with Vivitar - which explains the many similarities between the Vivitar, Cosina/Voigtländer and this particular Tokina. I've read user reviews saying it's soft at 19mm, slow to focus when used on autofocus, but nice and sharp from f8 to f16.

    conrad
    conrad  1010877 forum posts116 Constructive Critique Points
    24 Jun 2008 - 8:56 AM

    Oops, just found evidence to contradict the comment above. (I have to learn not to trust my memory - should believe my kids instead, who keep reminding me I'm getting old...) Wink

    I was right about the cooperation, though, only it was Hoya, not Vivitar.

    Read this. It has some sample images as well.

    Last Modified By conrad at 24 Jun 2008 - 8:57 AM
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