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I've made the switch, and I'd like to briefly discuss these two lenses.

The main reason for me is having the longer end on the Nikkor. 16mm is still way too wide, and I often had to crop pretty severely. I hate switching lenses, and I don't even have a 18-whatever kit type lens. The better (heavier) ones I wouldn't want to lug around anyway.

A big advantage of the Tokina is the f/2.8 - that's not something I need at all. I shoot f/8 or f/11 >99% of the time. The Nikkor is lighter, which is nice for hiking.

My Tokina had broken AF (an unfortunate run in with the girlfriend) which wasn't that much of a big deal. Easiest lens ever to manual focus. I got a good deal on the Nikkor, so the upgrade only cost me $200.

The lens I would love to use is the Sigma 8-16mm, but sadly it doesn't accept filters. I love using a polarizer for mountain lakes, so it's a big deal for me.

The Tokina is a better lens for the money if you pay retail. It's just not built as tough as it may seem: a 30 cm drop to the carpet killed the AF. If you could ever imagine a survivable drop, that was it.
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Dryad-8 Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As far as survivable falls go, my Canon 70-300 L series (wildlife/birds) took a 1.5 metre drop to a vinyl floor. Apart from a crushed UV filter, which I managed to get off, the lens was perfect. IS & AF working no problems. A heavy beast (which I don't mind) but tough. Go Canon!
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Bojkovski Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
congrats for the new lens.. but is it sharper than Tokina?
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IvanAndreevich Apr 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
I think both of the lenses are identical at f/8. Both limited by the camera sensor's resolution.

Got it for the range.
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Bojkovski Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
;)
now I'm waiting for the new photos ;)
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IvanAndreevich Apr 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Well, these are already with the Nikkor -

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There is no difference, really :)
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Bojkovski Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D great photos and good lens :)
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What can you say about Tamron AF SP 10-24mm f/3,5-4,5 Di II LD IF ?
I want to buy one wide lens and my money is limited :D
Thanks....
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TimGrey Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I tried the Tamron 10-24 and was not impressed. Loved the tokina so I looked around till I found a good deal. The sigma was decent.
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I will try to buy a Sigma....or maybe if my wife halp me i try to buy a Tokina 11-16 :D
Thank you very much for suggestion :D
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TimGrey Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem good sir.
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