RE: tokina 12-24 for nikon

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RE: tokina 12-24 for nikon

Postby photomann36 on Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:12 pm

Has anyone bought this tokina 12-24 and if so how is it ? I am between this and the Nikon 12-24 .
Appreciate your opinions
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Re: RE: tokina 12-24 for nikon

Postby the foto fanatic on Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:21 pm

I'm deleting the second identical post.
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Re: RE: tokina 12-24 for nikon

Postby ATJ on Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:31 pm

I have the Tokina 12-24mm lens and I like it. I haven't used it enough to be able to say I love it but it has been good so far.

I bought it mainly for shark and whale photos (underwater) but have not be able to get close enough to either for great shots - although I did manage to get a few decent shots at 24mm last week.

All the reports I have read put it as almost the same quality as the Nikon for half the price.
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Re: RE: tokina 12-24 for nikon

Postby Chaase on Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:56 pm

I brought mine last year and it is a great lens.

This is my favourite pic I took with it last year.

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I got mine from Photobuff (Excellent to deal with) http://www.photobuff.com.au

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Re: RE: tokina 12-24 for nikon

Postby Antsl on Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:05 am

I tested everything I could get my hands on a while ago and the Tokina was better than the Nikon by a long shot. Well worth the money.
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Re: RE: tokina 12-24 for nikon

Postby pucara on Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:11 pm

I had one and very happy ,good value for money...
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Re: RE: tokina 12-24 for nikon

Postby aim54x on Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:51 pm

I've used one on my D300 on a D80 and on a F80. It is definately a good lens, love the build quality and the sharpness. Also seems to work quite well on the F80 (film) from about 18mm with the hood removed.
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Re: RE: tokina 12-24 for nikon

Postby photomann36 on Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:18 am

Thanks everyone for your opinions, I have a 12-24 Tokina on order from HKSupplies in HK . I researched them a lot first. Sent a few emails and got quick replies. Got it cheaper by buying direct from them .I asked them to try it on a body b4 it left to lessen the hassle later .They told me they tested it . Very good response time . I ordered it on Monday 25th and as of Thurs 28th it is clearing customs in Quebec . I am in North Sydney NS. Canada . I got a 5 in 1 reflector from HK before with no tax or tariffs .I will let you all know how the transaction went .
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