Which one should I buy?

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  1. Scotter06

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    Umm, I defintely wouldn't buy a lens made by Sears :p
     
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    No question. Buy the tokina. dont even think about the sears.
     
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    I wonder who made the lenes for sears?

    I know Black and Decker makes most of their power tools.
     
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    Black and Decker lens :D

    LOL
     
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    Proabably about 20-30 years ago Sears sold alot of photography equipment. They didnt make it, they just slaped their name on it then sold it. The company that made the stuff is called Roebuck and Company. Does any one have a Tokina lens? Are they a quality lens?
     
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    Yes, I have a tokina but mine is a higher end Tokina. Stay away from Sears. It will not be sharp and it will be poorly made. Most all of the Tokinas are very good.
     
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    Roebuck and Co is a legal name for Sears. I doubt they actually did the mfg. No telling who did though.
     
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    Sears brand lenses were made by a number of manufacturers including Tokina and Sigma. Most of the older Sears brand lenses that fit Pentax K-mount were actually made by Pentax. While it is possible that it might be a lemon, it's just as possible that it could be a great lens. There's no way to tell until you actually try shooting with it, so I'd look for a decent return policy.
     

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