Question Tokina 12-24 vs Canon 10-22

Started Jan 21, 2006 | Discussions thread
BengtS
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Re: Question Tokina 12-24 vs Canon 10-22
In reply to misha, Jan 23, 2006

misha wrote:

BengtS wrote:

Still, decisive for me to buy the Tokina, was the quality at F4. I
wanted to be able to use it indoors without flash. The Tokina is
still perfectly usesable, with very little vignetting (above 14mm
practically zero) and still very good sharpness and contrast. Open,
the Canon cannot compete.

Did you come to this conclusion from experience? I find my 10-22
EFS perfectly usable wide open - and that's wider - both in length
(10mm vs 12mm, and by measurements in Popular Photography, the
Tokina is actually about 12.7mm) and aperture (3.5 vs 4mm at wide
angle). Here is a sample at 3.5 in low light indoors:
http://www.pbase.com/mishas/image/52854742

Very nice photo. But you can see what I mean, if you look in the corners of your photo. Look at the chess tables at the lower right corner. Reduced sharpness. Before deciding what WA lens to buy last April, my search was soon narrowed down to two lenses: Canon 10-22 or Tokina 12-24. Looking at (a lot of) pictures at pbase and elsewhere, I realized that I did not like the reduced sharpness of of the canon in the corners wide open. When I read the WA lens test in fotomagazin, I knew that the Tokina was the lens I wanted. I am very pleased with the results I get using it. Not that the Tokina is without shortcommings. The main one being flare. And of course, it is not as wide as the caonon.

Best regards,
BengtS

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