Tokina 12-24 f4 in stock!

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RUN and do not walk to buy this lens. I have the Canon mount and it's a real winner. Do some research if you need to - it's considered on par with the Nikon f4 and it's 1/2 the price.

Can't post samples since my pbase account expired and I'm working on a website. Don't take my word for it; search fredmiranda.com's forums and you'll see a number of rave reviews with sample shots.

Here's the link:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A=ShowProduct&kw=TO122440NAF&is=REG&Q=&O=&sku=360350
 
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Hi Joe,

I speak here in my name only. What I want to see is the pictures not the gear used to take it and I have a great respect for your photographic talent. So stay with us and continue to share your knowledge.

Regards.
 
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why oh why did you go to the other side joe? :):p

Hmmm, somebody said on the dpreview lens forum that there was lots of CA and loss of detail with the Tokina 12-24. Might as well pay the extra mullah for the Nikon.
 
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what's so funny? has anyone done a solid test between the Tokina and Nikon besides some obscure Japanese website. Plus Tokina's customer service sucks.
 
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In addition to the Asian review site that did a comparison, there was also a comparison in a german photo magazine that declared the Tokina the winner, although I don't believe that article is available on line. I think it was "foto magazin", whichever issue was out about 2 months ago.

The current comparison at DPReview strikes me as highly suspect. His results are too extreme to be credible, just look at the aliasing in the Tokina version not to mention the exposure difference. The guy says he shot both with the exact same settings, but the metadata embedded within the images shows that sharpness and luminance smoothing were cranked up on the Tokina shot.

I also did a comparison review a while back, here's the link: http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1030&message=12697225 . The original comparison shots are still up in my pbase gallery as full-resolution JPG's (converted in ACR with default settings, no sharpening or any other post-processing).

Do you know of any raw fileas to look at? Thank you
Iliah, while I don't claim that they're the absolute best the Tokina is capable of, if you want to see the original NEF's for any of the 12-24 shots in this gallery let me know and I can send them to you: http://www.pbase.com/jkohn/bigbend_landscapes
 

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