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04-17-2012, 11:52 AM   #1
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Trading two lenses for one Tokina ATX-Pro 28-70 f2.8

I have an opportunity to replace two of my most used and loved lenes for the Tokina ATX-Pro 28-70 f2.8..........The one's I would be trading for this plus $100 will be a mint Pentax-A 28mm f2.8 and a Sigma 18-50 f2.8-4 USM.

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And you want advice? If they're your most loved lenses, I wouldn't get rid of them. On the other hand, the 28-70mm is a very handy lens, though you might find that it's not quite wide enough for all purposes.

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And you want advice? If they're your most loved lenses, I wouldn't get rid of them. On the other hand, the 28-70mm is a very handy lens, though you might find that it's nhenot quite wide enough for all purposes.
Thing is, I use my 28mm allot!!! Its just so easy to compose with given its viewing angle so closely relates to the avg human sight radius. As for three wide end, many times I find myself wishing for much wider than 18mm but longer than 50 when using the Sigma. So I'm torn between getting a Super wide and this
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get the Tokina, and then get super wide
10-20 + 28-70 is a good combo...

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get the Tokina, and then get super wide
10-20 + 28-70 is a good combo...
Wish I had that kinda money..........reason I'm trading is because u can't afford to buy this Tokina out right, or else I would keep them all!!!! Realize now, I don't get payed anything to do this, its a near passionate hobby.
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Or you can go for the Tamron 28-75, about $275-$300 used, and about $400 new at Prodigital2000. It's a great lens.
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Wish I had that kinda money..........reason I'm trading is because u can't afford to buy this Tokina out right, or else I would keep them all!!!! Realize now, I don't get payed anything to do this, its a near passionate hobby.
I'm in the very same boat as you. It's a hobby only. But I went through around 35 lenses in 5 years, including all FA ltds, some of the K series, some DA*s and FA* etc. Key is, start getting cheaper lenses, few of them, then resell them at once and use the cash to get what you really want, it's a slow and painful process but it works well

in the mean time, what do you wish for more, the lens wider than 28mm or longer than 50mm and act accordingly.
Another option is to get the 28-70 and just get DA18-55. It's very good lens for the money and it would keep you wide end...
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The more and more I ponder, I feel I'm a super wide shooter.............I really like the perspective it gives when getting really close to subjects.

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I would just save up for the 28 - 75 F2.8 Tamron (which gets much more better reviews than the tokina). And then sell the 18 - 50 to get a 10 - 20. Also I would not let go of the A 28 2.8. why would you do that if it's your most used lens?

with the Sigma 10 - 20 + tamron 28 - 75 you'll have a nice set-up right there.
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