wide angle lens..Tokina or Sigma?

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    I want to get a wide angle lens, and it looks like the Sigma and Tokina are the two brands to choose from...Of course, I'm talking about the brands I can afford...Anyone can give me advise about which one would be the best for the money?...I'm just an amateur who loves to take pictures, mostly when traveling to places like Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Monument Valley, etc..
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    i dont have either or have experience with either, but i do see the tokina 12-24mm used and recommended quite often.

    probably the best thing to do (unless someone else comes by that has experience with both types) is to use google search and type in whatever lens you're wanting to find out about and adding the word 'review' after it, ie: tokina 12-24mm review

    should give you some pages which may help your choice.
     
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    i had the same debate. I was looking at the canon 10-22, tokina 12-24, sigma and the tamron 10-22. I actually ended up with the tamron. The price was good, at 499 at my local shop and actually seeing them side by side and snapping off some pictures with each lens really helped. I wanted the canon, but the 780 price tag was a bit much. I went to the only 2 good shops in town and both recommended the tamron. I have heard both good and bad about that lens, but the fact that it also comes with a lens hood and has a 6 year manufacturer's warranty, if i have any problems with it, i can send it back. So far it's been really sharp and really fun to use! Good luck!
     
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    i haven't had experience with Tokina, but I have had a few Sigmas before, and I have been very happy with their glass, its no Nikkor or high grade Canon, but its definately great for the price
     
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    The Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 seem to pretty good according to the lens review.

    Even the focal length range is only from 11 to 16 when others usually go over 20mm, but I believe most of the time people will just use the shorter focal length of the lens anyway.

    If I am going to get a ultra wide lens for APS-C camera, I may go with this or the older 10-20mm from Sigma. (Based on what I read from the net)
     
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    I use the 10-20mm Sigma and I'm very happy with it. Ken Rockwell (I know, I know) also mentioned that Sigma delivers the best optical quality among DX wide angles, scoring even higher than Nikkor.
     
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    I test drove both the sigma 10-20 and tokina 11-16 f2.8 and the Tokina was by far the better choice. It ismore expensive but worth every cent.

    I love my Tokina and when I see shots with the sigma wides it just make me that much happier I went with the Tokina.
     
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    I have both Tokina and Sigma lenses. Image quality seems very similar but I find the Tokina lens gives the impression of being smoother in zooming and better built. The Sigma however is very fast and sensitive in autofocus.

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    I have one and I like it.

    Yeah, mine pretty much stays on 11mm....
     
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