In defense of Tokina

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by PTRAVEL, Aug 11, 2003.


    PTRAVEL Guest

    I've had a chance to do some shooting with my Canon 10d, and the Tokina
    19-35mm lens that I purchased with it. I've also been using Canon glass: a
    28-80mm, and a 70-300mm. Frankly, in terms of contrast and resolution, I
    can see very little difference between the three. There is some slight
    chromatic aberration with the Tokina, which is most noticeable at it's
    widest focal length. However, it is not very much worse than what I would
    expect to see with any extreme wide angle lens, short of paying at least an
    order of magnitude more. Is there better glass? Sure! Is the Tokina good
    enough for most casual photographers (not snap-shooters, but photographers,
    albeit casual ones)? Sure! Oddly enough, my financial circumstances have
    changed such that I could, if I wanted, buy a much more expensive wide angle
    lens, and I considered, for a short while, returning the Tokina and getting
    Canon glass. However, after looking at the results the Tokina produced, I
    really can't think of a compelling reason to do so.
    PTRAVEL, Aug 11, 2003
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    Mark M Guest

    In fairness to Canon, you are comparing Tokina glass to Canon's LOWEST
    quality lenses--the crummy 28-80 kit lens, and it's bottom-of-the-line zoom.
    Mark M, Aug 11, 2003
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