A great lens that missed the boat

Started 6 months ago | User reviews thread
Richard Murdey
OP Richard Murdey Veteran Member • Posts: 3,018
Re: A great lens that missed the boat

Thanks for the kind words.

It's really hard to recommend the Tokina against the Nikon 58mm F1.4G. The 58mm is a fantastic lens, I am unable to point to any one specific thing and confidently say "the Tokina does that better". While the list price is $1500 vs. $1000, it seems silly to come this far and then decide to penny pinch. And the Nikon is 1/3 the weight.

The character of the two are rather different, though here again I'd be hard press to articulate how so. If this makes any sense: The Pentax/Tokina is more methodical and deliberate, the overriding sense is of corner-to-corner control. The Nikon more open somehow, less concerned about how good it is.

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