Nikon 10-22mm f3.5-56 or Tokina 11-16mm f2.8?

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Stacey_K
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Re: Nikon 10-22mm f3.5-56 or Tokina 11-16mm f2.8?

Wade Tregaskis wrote:

I did a lot of research on multiple web sites and decided on the 11-16 Tokina. Almost every review shows one stop from wide open it has great performance across the frame. Even wide open the corners are decent at every focal length, one stop down it's good everywhere. My limited testing so far shows they are right.

This is at odds with DxOmark's measurements. According to them it's extremely non-uniform w.r.t. sharpness, with the corners and sides being noticeably soft until you get to at least f/5.6 (at 11mm).

I quit looking at that site a long time ago.

http://www.photozone.de/canon_eos_ff/595-tokina162828eosff and others say they like it, other than sample variation. Make sure you test the sample you buy.

And please don't assume if someone likes this lens they "don't care" or are too dumb to know if it's good or not.

BTW look at how the nikon 10-24 does on this site, wide open at 10mm the corners have some of the worst resolution of any lens I have seen tested there.

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