Tokina vs Tamron

12 years 10 months ago #46174 by JB
I have a project were I'm going to be photographing cars with with a automotive photography rig. I'm playing it safe and picked up a used Canon 60D and now I'm looking for a good wide angle that isn't going to break the bank. I don't want to use my main camera and nice lenses in case the camera falls! Both Tamron and Tokina have wide angle lens that seemed to be priced fairly. My question is which give a sharper image?

Thanks :thumbsup:


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12 years 10 months ago #46176 by KCook
Err, there are lots of sites that test lenses. Just Google "lens review" plus the name and focal length of interest. Anywhoo, Tokina would be my preference, but take that with a grain of salt.

Kelly Cook

Canon 50D, Olympus PL2
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12 years 10 months ago #46640 by Dragonflies
Both are good lenses, however the Tokina is a smaller company and I do believe they have a slightly higher quality lens.


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12 years 10 months ago #47320 by Fitch
I would just buy some used lenses for a project like that


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12 years 10 months ago #47333 by photobod
If you cant afford new canon lenses then look for some second hand ones first, if you are going down the route of Tokina/tamron then there really isnt a great deal of difference, have you considered Sigma they make some great lenses at much cheaper prices than Canon

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12 years 9 months ago #48425 by One Wish

Fitch wrote: I would just buy some used lenses for a project like that


:iagree: I so agree on this one, if there is chance of these falling, I would buy used.


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12 years 9 months ago #50150 by iGeek

One Wish wrote:

Fitch wrote: I would just buy some used lenses for a project like that


:iagree: I so agree on this one, if there is chance of these falling, I would buy used.


:agree: KEH or rent one, if you rent one DON'T FORGET THE INSURANCE!


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