« on: January 29, 2015, 06:32:47 PM »
Many moons ago, i went to my local store, sat down with my camera (and 7d at the time) and tried the tokina 16-50 pro lens, sigmas equivelent, canons 17-40, and even tamrons offerings... I did lots of research on the lenses and the tokina was my favorite going into the test.... I wanted to love the tokina... i really really did... it was begging to take my money.... But it was just.... ok... Sigmas 16-50 was awful... Even when it was sharp, it wasn't that good.... The tokina, compared to the sigma, was better, but still left a lot of "eh" room... just nothing to really write home about, especially since it was so close in price to the 17-40... The 17-40, on the other hand, nailed focus time after time... It didn't have the range or speed of the other lenses being 10mm shorter and 1 stop slower, but it was consistently good. In the end, we got the 17-40. Not to say that the 11-20 will be in the same boat as lets say canons 10-20, but i wouldn't rule it out quite yet.