Tokina 20-35mm 2.8 atx pro

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Considering a purchase of this lens..anyone here used one at all and how does it compare to nikons 20-35mm? Cheers in advance,sample pics would be great.
 
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I asked a similar question, I guess you saw the one I did over on Talk Photography?

Sample images have not being forthcoming, and its all gone quiet since I asked for them.

Without images I wouldn't go ahead, as the used UK price for these is circa £120-£140,and I've seen them as low as £80 at Fjordes / Aperture.

Reviews I have read have been very mixed, so I'd need really convincing samples personally. Really hard to find info on this lens!
 
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:wink: Thanks mate and your not wrong..certainly hard to get any info...crikey didn't realise it went for that sort of money either!!
 
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Yeah thats what I was thinking..hence this thread..I have asked the seller for some sample images(as you'e probably seen on TP) but he will have to adjust that price somewhat after looking on ebay..
 
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One lens I can recommend (and it only arrived today, alongside the Nikkor 14-24) is the Sigma 15-30. If you are looking for someone with a D700 in mind, then from what I have seen over a quick test shoot, the 15-30 is a real sleeper lens. Very impressive.
 
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That sounds like a possibility..never really looked at that lens but just had a quick loook around and it seems to get pretty good reviews..sample images?:wink:
 
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Test shots over a lunch hour are always a dangerous thing (!!), but I did get out and about for about half an hour and a couple look OK in that context. I'll put a couple up when I get home.
 
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can u post some samples from that 15-30 sig?
Right, best I could do over a half hour lunchbreak. It was either take a walk, or shoot pens on my desk :smile:

All these are straight from my D60 SD card, as shot, 100% crops done in NX with in-camera sharpening.



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I don't PP test shots, so this is probably a "worse case" scenario - all manually focused as the lens won't AF on my D60.

Still pleased with what I am seeing from the lens, first time I've seen them on a screen myself.

Quite a big lens though! (compared to the 14-24)

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the tokina is a decent lens. i used this lens quite a bit on a D1 and D100 to cover autoshows. it needs to be stopped down to around f/5.6 or so to get good sharpness. color rendition is on the cool side, typical of tokinas.

the one major issue my copy had is a weird triangular rainbow ghosting that i haven't seen on any other lens.

i'll provide some images when i get home as work blocks access to pbase.

ricky
 

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as promised, here are some samples from the tokina (apologies but these have been compressed by pbase):

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some samples of the flare:

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it's not a bad lens for the price. in the end i sold it because the 20mm f/2.8 gave me better results (and i wasn't using the lens much above 20mm).

ricky
 

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night shots were taken without a filter. the tokina 20-35mm is the only lens i've used that's had that specific triangular flare.

ricky

Considering the flare, was there a filter on the lens? Or did it manage that by itself?
 
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