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Thinking of buying one


ventile 7 152 Wales
23 Jun 2008 8:47PM
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 12 592 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2008 9:01PM
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 11 17.9k 8 Norway
23 Jun 2008 9:07PM

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 11 4.6k 36 England
23 Jun 2008 9:11PM

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 8 917 United Kingdom
23 Jun 2008 10:37PM
Another vote for Tokina , build quality and optics are excellent.
dcash29 9 2.0k England
24 Jun 2008 12:22AM
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
conrad 10 10.9k 116
24 Jun 2008 8:45AM
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 10 10.9k 116
24 Jun 2008 8:56AM
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.

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