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Microglobe and Panamoz

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 13 287 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

janeez Plus
9 1.8k 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
16 362 2 England
25 Jun 2012 1:01PM
Have purchased across the counter at Microglobe before - no problems
User_Removed 8 4.6k 1 Scotland
25 Jun 2012 1:48PM
Have used Microglobe without any problems. Haven't heard of Panamoz.
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 6 702
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.
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.
LenShepherd 10 3.6k United Kingdom
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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