TS. From the way you describe your situation, Tokina 11-16 should meet your needs nicely. I have hear some users swear by it. however, do try to compare the 2 lenses of your choice for its distortion before you made your purchase.
If you really need a UWA, get Tokina 11-16 because it is simple "No Horse Run~!"
But i still went on and got the Tokina 11-16. In the beginning, i find that its a bit too wide for my liking but continue to play with it.
Now i simply love this lens. Fast and sharp, it really gives me a whole new feel for the pics that it produces. Would recommend it too.
Can check out this link for pics that others took with the lens and decide for yourself if it caters to your need. Hope this will help.
Cheers and keep shooting!!!!
Shoot first, think later
For threads like this, one lens tends to pop up more than the others and that's Tokina 11-16mm. It's one of the best UWA lens for cropped bodies. If you dont intend to play with filters, then I will suggest this lens. If you intend to and wish to keep everything within $1k, then I'm afraid you may have to look at alternatives, like Tokina 12-24mm f4 and the Sigma 10-20mm lenses, etc.
But the earlier comments were about perspective distortion due to getting really close to subject when using UWA.
Y can't u play with filter with this lens? I'm using both sq filters and CPL on this lens happily.Originally Posted by bruggink
Well TS, no need to get so confuse. Decide on which one, get the lens, mount and start shooting ord. The rest can always think later.. Haha..
Shoot first, think later
Ah, that makes sense. But it also sounded like advising to avoid lens like sigma 12-24mm where u almost can't place filter at all.Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra
Wow.. so many Tokina 11-16 fans.
I prefer Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6 because:
Better for my pocket, 500+ for second hand, 700-800 Brand New. Ebay is selling $610!
Better Range, 10mm and 11mm is quite alot of difference to me. its not 1mm its 10% FOV
Dose not vignette on my cokin P wide holder. I've heard that the tokina one does. But I'm not sure.
wanted to get a UWA lens from sigma to try out.
Pondering btw a)10-20mm 4-5.6 & b)10-20mm 3.5.
a) is selling ard $610, b) selling ard $780.
I'm not sure which one I need. Pls advise which is more worthwhile to get.
if we dun talk about <1k. is the nikon 10-24mm a better len? can anyone advise. i thought of tokina 11-16, nikon 12-24 and nikon 10-24. any advise between this 3 lens?
If you need versatility (multi-purposes), 12-24, 10-24 make pretty good choices.
If you are a UWA freak that believes mm in difference counts, then get 10-24.
All 3 lenses are good UWA lenses but I have to say the best lens is always in your own hands, provided if you know how to use.