Tokina vs Tamaron

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Mark C, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. Mark C

    Mark C Guest

    Is one considered superior to the other, in general?

    I am looking at the Tamaron AF2.8 28 to 75mm LDXR Aspherical
    SP....lens for my 10D

    Mark C, Oct 1, 2003
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    Kenwood Guest

    Some lenses are better than others.

    Try for laboratory lens tests and results.
    Kenwood, Oct 1, 2003
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  3. Mark C

    Frank ess Guest

    Thank you for the helpful remark.

    Frank ess, Oct 2, 2003
  4. Mark C

    Mark C Guest

    Is it so f%&k'n hard for some of you snobs to answer a simple question?

    Whatever happened to...."....if you don't have anything nice to say...don't
    say anything at all".

    To all the "know it alls" out there.......remember you were once at the
    bottom end of the learning curve.....

    Now can somebody answer my question?

    How does Tamaron Lenses stack up against Tokina?
    Mark C, Oct 2, 2003
  5. Mark C

    Mark C Guest

    Thank you!!!!

    Mark C, Oct 2, 2003
  6. Mark C

    Crownfield Guest

    do you mean Tamron?
    Crownfield, Oct 2, 2003
  7. When you ask an unanswerable question, yes.
    But you're complaining that nobody is answering. Do you want people to
    reply, or not?
    There is no correct answer to your question. You want someone to say
    either "Tamron is better" or "Tokina is better", but neither of those is
    true. I believe that there are, or were, Tamron lenses that were
    actually *made* by Tokina.

    For a specific pair of lenses, you might be able to ask and get opinions
    that mean something.

    Dave Martindale, Oct 2, 2003
  8. Phil Stripling, Oct 2, 2003
  9. Mark C

    W6DKN Guest

    The best advice is to stick with the name brand lenses (Nikkor, Canon,
    etc.) if you can afford them. Your images will be of much higher quality if
    you do.

    That said, If you spend the money for third party top line lenses, a few
    Tamron SP lenses are very good (like the AF 24-135 SP and the 90mm SP

    But if you're talking about Tamron or Tokina consumer grade (under $300)
    glass, then Tokina would be the better choice overall. For example, the
    Tokina AF 24-200 ATX is optically and build quality wise the best "super
    zoom" around, including those made by the "Name Brands".

    And the Tokina AF 19-35 ($180) compares very well against the more
    expensive Sigma 15-30 ($500) and the Canon 17-40 L ($800) ...

    = Dan =
    W6DKN, Oct 2, 2003
  10. Mark C

    Harry Owen Guest

    I have no personal experience of either the Canon 10D or the Tamron and
    Tokina range used with that particular camera.

    Try this link which will take you to the Canon 10D forum on DPreview:-

    Either do a search on Tamron and then one on Tokina there are numerous
    postings relating to them, you could also post your question on there as

    Cheers - Harry
    Harry Owen, Oct 3, 2003
  11. Mark C

    Rafe B. Guest

    There are indeed lots of snobs out here.

    Even so, your question is rather a silly one.
    There is no proper answer.

    There are several web sites comparing lenses.
    Here are a couple:

    The value of these ratings is hotly debated. Some
    claim that there's too much variability between any
    two samples of any given lens. And you can easily
    imagine that this is more true for the third-party brands
    than the "pro" lines from Canon, Nikon, etc.

    It's a roundabout way of answering your question but
    I'll tell you that one of my all-time favorite and most-used
    35 mm lenses is a cheap no-name 28-70 f/28 zoom.
    It's not even a Sigma, Tokina, Tamron, Quantaray,
    Vivitar, Soligor, Kiron or any of those. Set me back
    $150 about 20 years ago and still going strong, and I've
    surely netted a few thousand $ from the photos I've
    taken with it. Here's a couple of pictures of the lens --
    maybe one of the gearheads on this NG can identify it.

    And then I will happily tell you: I recently purchased
    a Canon 17-40 L zoom (an $800 lens) and have no
    trouble admitting that it is quite likely the sharpest
    lens in my collection. Twenty years ago, I could not
    have imagined paying that kind of money for a lens.

    rafe b.
    Rafe B., Oct 3, 2003
  12. Mark C

    Crownfield Guest

    apparently not true.

    based on published lens tests,
    he is right,
    and you are wrong.
    Crownfield, Oct 3, 2003
  13. Mark C

    dslr Guest

    .... of every lens made by every manufacturer?
    I don't think so.
    dslr, Oct 3, 2003
  14. Mark C

    Mark Roberts Guest

    Based on published lens tests and actual use.
    The OEM's make their share of crappy "consumer-grade" zooms (some of
    Nikon's are made by Tamron). And the third-party manufacturers have some
    excellent lenses in their line-ups along with the cheap stuff.
    Mark Roberts, Oct 3, 2003
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    dslr Guest

    I think that's very obvious.
    dslr, Oct 3, 2003
  16. Mark C

    Crownfield Guest

    I have not read pop photo since my second camera.
    why would you even think of such a source?

    (your pomposity and arrogance
    interfere with possible message validity.)

    why should anyone assume for a second
    that your tests are any better and managed any better
    than those of people who compare lenses professionally?
    Crownfield, Oct 3, 2003
  17. Mark C

    Crownfield Guest

    learning how to learn from others helps to make life easier...
    Crownfield, Oct 3, 2003
  18. Mark C

    Rafe B. Guest

    Randall hasn't quite mastered the subtle distinction
    between assertion and fact.

    rafe b.
    Rafe B., Oct 4, 2003
  19. Mark C

    Ray Fischer Guest

    As opposed to your uneducated opinion?
    Ray Fischer, Oct 4, 2003
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