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07-30-2012, 02:35 PM   #1

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Should I buy a Tokina 20-35!?

I can get a Tokina 20-35mm (like this one: Tokina 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5 AF) for about US$200.

Should I get it? Is it too expensive?

It would be for use with my Z-1P... but I already have M20, K24, M28 and M35 lenses.

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07-30-2012, 04:10 PM   #2
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I personally wouldn't. You have that focal length more than handled with better lenses.
But LBA is a b1tch
07-30-2012, 04:21 PM   #3
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M20+K24+M28+M35 doesn't equal autofocus, autoexposure and the convenience of a zoom. If those are 3 things you need then yes, if not then no.
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If you'd rather dip your toe in the water with this focal length, consider the Cosina/Promaster/Phoenix/Quantaray 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 AF lens, which be had for $75 or less. It's a pretty good lens, though construction quality won't touch the all-metal Tokina above:

Cosina 19-35mm AF f3.5-4.5 Lens Reviews - Cosina Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

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$200 is maybe a bit to much. I tried the AT-X Pro 2,8 for $260 (demo model) and this lens is really great, but quite soft at 2,8. I already have a Sigma 24mm AF and CZ 28mm so it would only be for the zoom. Tokina builds good lenses but the AF/MF mechanism is a bit tricky.

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