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Sayeret18
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p.1 #1 · Recommended UWA for a D7100


Migrating from Canon and looking for a UWA as part of a kit along with a 24-70 2.8/28-75 2.8 zoom, 50 1.4 prime and 70-300 telephoto lens. Liked the Tokina a great deal on my 40D but am worried that it may not be able to handle the D7100's much higher resolution. What UWA would you recommend for the D7100?

Thanks in advance.



Apr 09, 2013 at 12:44 AM
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p.1 #2 · Recommended UWA for a D7100


I voted for the Tokina as it looked better than the other two on my D7000 and D300s. However, part of that estimation on my part was that the Nikon did not seem enough better optically, to justify the extra price over the Tokina.

However, on a crop body you might consider the Sigma offerings too. 12-24 is excellent on a crop, but bigger. I just sold that and got an 8-16, which is really wide, although it needs a little help in the corners.



Apr 09, 2013 at 03:43 AM
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p.1 #3 · Recommended UWA for a D7100


Oops.

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Apr 09, 2013 at 03:43 AM
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p.1 #4 · Recommended UWA for a D7100


why not list the Tokina 11-16? Sigma 10-20 was also a great lens I had with my 40D. Liked it better than the 10-22 EF-s Canon I had.


Apr 09, 2013 at 04:13 AM
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p.1 #5 · Recommended UWA for a D7100


^^^^^^
Beat me to it!
What about the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8?



Apr 09, 2013 at 04:27 AM
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p.1 #6 · Recommended UWA for a D7100


Sigma 8-16 that is realy wide.


Apr 09, 2013 at 07:37 AM
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p.1 #7 · Recommended UWA for a D7100


I have the 10-24 and the tok 11-16 on a d7000, the nikkor has superior image quality.


Apr 09, 2013 at 09:40 AM
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p.1 #8 · Recommended UWA for a D7100


Nikon 10-24 gives great IQ and the most versatile range. I'd also suggest to skip 70-300 for the new 70-200/4 VR which is a no brainer. Less range but much better quality.


Apr 09, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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p.1 #9 · Recommended UWA for a D7100


Mishu01 wrote:
Nikon 10-24 gives great IQ and the most versatile range. I'd also suggest to skip 70-300 for the new 70-200/4 VR which is a no brainer. Less range but much better quality.


More than three times the price, too, so it better have good quality.

I think the 70-300 is one of Nikon's best bargains.



Apr 09, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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p.1 #10 · Recommended UWA for a D7100


I'll have the tokina 11-16/2.8 II tomorrow.


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p.1 #11 · Recommended UWA for a D7100


binary visions wrote:
I think the 70-300 is one of Nikon's best bargains.


This. Agreed!

As for crop UWA, I'd try the Tokina 12-24 from a reputable vendor. If it works for you, great! It's a bargain. If not, return it and give the Nikkor 10-24 a shot (although it's a LOT more $$$.)

Good luck with your quest OP!


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Apr 09, 2013 at 03:20 PM
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p.1 #12 · Recommended UWA for a D7100


Tokina 11-16 gets my vote, short focal range, but a great lens.


Apr 09, 2013 at 04:05 PM
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I use a 10-24 now, and that would be my recommendation because of the versatility of the focal range. I have used the Tokina 12-24 in the past. I really liked it, but it was subject to flare. Other than that, an excellent lens. I also tested the Tokina 11-16 2.8, the fastest and the best as far as IQ is concerned (sharpness), but not the ideal focal range.

Guy



Apr 09, 2013 at 05:30 PM
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p.1 #14 · Recommended UWA for a D7100


Thanks, all. As it appears that there is no issue with the D7100 sensor out-resolving the Tokina 12-24, that's the way I'm going. I like the focal length and love the price.

Appreciate the help.



Apr 09, 2013 at 05:36 PM
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Sayeret18 wrote:
Thanks, all. As it appears that there is no issue with the D7100 sensor out-resolving the Tokina 12-24, that's the way I'm going.

Appreciate the help.


Just curious, how do you know this and where did you get the information? Did not read it anywhere in the thread. I just saw a 61% recommendation for the Nikon 10-24mm.

Reason being, as a general question I may post at some point, I'm curious what the good/stellar Nikon lenses will turn out to be on the new D7100



Apr 09, 2013 at 05:50 PM
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p.1 #16 · Recommended UWA for a D7100


Here's my reasoning:

First of all, the sample size is too small to draw any real conclusions. Second, the recommendation for the Nikon is consistent with "confirmation bias" - it stands to reason that most people on a Nikon forum on a photo gear head site would opt for the more expensive Nikon gear as a general default position.

Nevertheless, as none of the posters asserted that the D7100 sensor outresolves the Tokina lens, and as I've found nothing on the web suggesting that the D5200/D7100 sensor outresolves the Tokina lens, and given the price differential, I'm going to take the chance that it is ok and give it a go.

The fact that Tokina is supposedly bringing out a new UWA, the 12-28, does give me pause, though.



Apr 09, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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p.1 #17 · Recommended UWA for a D7100


where is the "fact" in that "supposedly"?


Apr 09, 2013 at 11:47 PM
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p.1 #18 · Recommended UWA for a D7100


Even though the OP seems to have already made a decision......

....I've had the Sigma 10-20, Nikkor 10-24 and now the Tokina 11-16. I dumped the Sigma because I wanted something that would cover 24mm on a film camera. I dumped the Nikkor because I had to send it in to the shop for three months (the shop screwed up), got the Tokina in the interim and liked the Tokina better.

Between the Nikkor and Tokina, I doubt you'll notice much a sharpness difference, especially when counting for sample variation (though Thom Hogan preferred the 11-16 before he dumped DX. Others also say the 11-16 is a bit sharper). I think either of those two will perform as well as, perhaps better than, anything similar that exists, i.e. you won't get a DX wide/ultrawide lens better than them.

The 11-16's objective "better feature" is f/2.8, while the 10-24's "better" feature is 18-24. I found neither of those advantages terribly useful and shoot the 11-16 around f/8, where my copy always performs well. I also found any of the Nikon 18-XX VR zooms more useful than the 10-24 at the 18-24mm focal length.

I also like the subjective performance of the 11-16 more than the 10-24- its color rendition, better "sunstars", etc.



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Apr 10, 2013 at 01:40 AM
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p.1 #19 · Recommended UWA for a D7100


If it were me I would select the following in this order:

Tokina 11-16
Tokina 12-24
Nikon 12-24
Nikon 10-24



Apr 10, 2013 at 02:32 AM
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p.1 #20 · Recommended UWA for a D7100


I'm using my Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 on my D7100. The lens is very sharp, has low distortion, has f2.8 for low light, and is generally excellent. If I lost it, I'd buy another without hesitation. I'll pass on the slower zooms.


Kent in SD



Apr 10, 2013 at 03:47 AM
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