Nikkor 10-20 mm f/4.5-5.6G VR or Tokina 11-16 MM f 2.8

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In reference to the post: Tokina lens or the Nikon (Nikkor) one?

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  1. Timppa

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    I had the tokina in the past and I was happy with it.
    Since it had a scratch, You could try to get it for a very low price, or not get it at all.
    I think 300USD is an fairly good price for the Tokina, but with the scratch, try to haggle to 200 (just to say a number). If your not getting it, move a long.


     
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    Thanks guys!

    I went for the Tokina and the lens looks awesome and is in good shape.

    But the seller gave me the wrong info and it's the DX not the DX 2 which means it doesnt have an autofocus motor, and since I have a D3300, I dont have one either in my camera. So now I have a lens without autofocus.

    My dad is buying the Tokina from me though since he has a camera with built in autofocus engine.

    So now Im back to considering between the Nikkor 10-20 VR f.4.5 vs Sigma 10-20 f.3.5

    They cost around the same, the Nikon is maybe $50 cheaper... And I think I will go for the Nikon Nikkor

    What do you guys think? :)
     
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    I actually just bought the Nikon, and I am really happy with it!
    It is so small and light, I am surprised how well it handles. It also has VR, so despite higher aperature then sigma, you can use it at slower speed.
    Only negative is maybe that there is no switch to turn off the VR. Altough i am reading that even with 30sec exposures and the vr on, it should be sharp (on a tripod ofcourse). I just got it, so still need to test it in the real world.

    Have you made any decision yet?
     
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    Congrats, mate! :)

    Yes, I actually bought it :) I'm happy with it too thought I've yet to test it extensively. Daylight in Norway is now limited to the working hours of the day (when I'm at work :(:() , so now I only get to shoot photos in the weekends.

    I think I can turn of VR in the menu though :)
     
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    I am in Finland, so same story ! :)
    about the VR, I use a D7100, and If i'm correctly I don't have option to turn it off :/
     
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    The NIKKOR 10-20 is an absolute gem IMHO.
     
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    It really is!
    I like it more then the Tokina 11-16. I find the results sharper and better, and its more versatile, the Tokina I barely used, because of its limited zoom range, the Nikon is actually mostly on my camera now.
    Yes the Tokina is F2.8, and thats faster.... but the VR of the Nikon is so great in my opinion that I do not need that 2.8. the only reason I can think of is maybe night photography? but even then! the 10mm I find more interesting then the F2.8
     
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    I played with it some this weekend and its optics are awesome.

    It weighs next to nothing, and I don't know how well it will hold up to abuse ... but Im completely anal about caring for gear ... and its cheap enough anyway.
     

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