Sunday, June 07, 2009

Dilemma On Wide Angel Lens Selection

Right now I really in dilemma which wide angel lens I should get, Nikkor 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 DX or Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX?

Both are good lenses after I study on reviews from many websites, both also got its Pros & Cons respectively as we know nothing is perfect.

Currently I owned all 4 Nikkor lenses, 18-108mm VR DX (D90 kit lens), 105mm Micro VR, 70-300mm VR and 50mm f1.4D. Should I collect all Nikkor lenses or should I break my collection with one Tokina lens?

I only will get one of it (Nikkor or Tokina) when I come back to Malaysia for holiday. In UAE the Nikkor 10-24mm is selling AED 4999 which is almost RM2K higher than we can get in Malaysia, this is crazy! For Tokina, I can say near impossible to get in UAE.

Nikkor 10-24mm DX
Picture source: Nikon Website

Tokina 11-16mm DX
Picture source: Tokina Website

Here are my comparison list about these 2 lenses:
  • Picture sharpness: Nikon & Tokina
  • Price: Tokina
  • Toughness: Tokina
  • Zoom range: Nikon
  • Branding: Nikon
  • Low Light Condition Shooting: Tokina (f2.8)
If I get Tokina, I may got little bit extra budget to get a Manfrotto tripod, but I still prefer Nikon since I'm using this brand since 1996. I really in deep dilemma now!

I really need more experts' advices on this matter now...

Nikon or Tokina?


Endre said...

Tokina 2.8 quite heavy....

zeroimpact said...

I think the widest aperture come in good use when low light but will be useless if you use it for daytime scenery...

Belle said...

so inconvenient lO! digicam the best

Stained said...

Tokina f2.8 gets my vote...I've tried it and it's an amazing lens. Just remember the closest service center in in India!!!

And Thanks for your comments on my blog. You've got quite a few nice shots as well!!!

Btw what forum are you talking about??


erinalaw said...

Now you are really seriously into all this stuff, ya?

Kenny Ng said...

Yah... but solid

I seldom use wide aperture even I own the wide aperture lenses.

That one I also have

For wide angel lens, I don't go to so wide aperture. So f2.8 is not my priority. I was talking on UAE Photo's forum.

I was in this staff back in 1995, but now kena more poison ma.

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