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[B&H Photo Video] Tokina AT-X 14-20mm f/2 PRO DX Lens for Canon - $381 CAN

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[B&H Photo Video] Tokina AT-X 14-20mm f/2 PRO DX Lens for Canon - $381 CAN

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$381 CAN
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Nikon model on sale as well, just not as good - $483 CAN. Free shipping for both. I do not have this lens and do not need it, but I've heard its a great little lens for the price.
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Price in title please? And is it for cropped bodies or FF?
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Guys, don't spend this kind of money on DSLR APS-C lenses at this point, their value is falling fast. Anyone serious is moving to full frame. Canon full frame EF lenses are holding their value, for now.
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Agreed. Some of the major manufacturers seem to be getting out of APS-C
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Kurtz7834 wrote: Guys, don't spend this kind of money on DSLR APS-C lenses at this point, their value is falling fast. Anyone serious is moving to full frame. Canon full frame EF lenses are holding their value, for now.
Lenses are not for investment, they are for taking pictures.
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lpin14 wrote: Agreed. Some of the major manufacturers seem to be getting out of APS-C
There's nothing wrong with APS C, especially for telephoto stuff but hit Kijiji for APS C DSLR lenses, it's a buyers market on that stuff.
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lpin14 wrote: Agreed. Some of the major manufacturers seem to be getting out of APS-C
Which?
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alpovs wrote: Lenses are not for investment, they are for taking pictures.
Resale value matters. You can get APS C DSLR lenses for much cheaper on Kijiji, and with stuff like the $1000 Canon RP bodies, I would really invest in full frame lenses, if you have $450+ to spend on an APS C lens.
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alpovs wrote: Which?
Sony is really not supporting APS C in any significant way anymore.
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Kurtz7834 wrote: Sony is really not supporting APS C in any significant way anymore.
Anyone else? It was in plural.
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I have the 12-24mm version of this lens. I bought it when it was first released for Nikon years ago (cost me around $700 CAD and I could only get it from a US camera store). It is a really great lens, super sharp. You can use it on FX from about 18mm-24mm. That being said this is slightly different, but Tokina is pretty good quality, great price.
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alpovs wrote: Anyone else? It was in plural.
Nikon is also not doing anything new or exciting with APS C.

But hey, if you want to spend $450ish on a 'pro' APS C lens (sort of a contradiction in terms these days), knock yourself out. I'm telling you that you will take a huge bath trying to resell it.
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Nikon never really supported DX (APS-C) with the lenses it deserved, unless you wanted a 18-something zoom. Face With Tears Of Joy
(there were a few good ones, but DX never got the love it should have)
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APS C is still a great format for those on a tight budget, and especially telephoto shooters (for the extra reach).

Lots of cheap, amazing APS-C lenses. Nikon 35mm 1.8 DX comes to mind.

But I would pass on this Tokina at this price.
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Kurtz7834 wrote: Guys, don't spend this kind of money on DSLR APS-C lenses at this point, their value is falling fast. Anyone serious is moving to full frame. Canon full frame EF lenses are holding their value, for now.
Another amateur who doesn't know what his talking about. I've got a Sigma 35mm F/1.8 in 2012 and the price hasn't changed. It's still 1100.... So I don't know what you're talking about.
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BobotteSentie wrote: Another amateur who doesn't know what his talking about. I've got a Sigma 35mm F/1.8 in 2012 and the price hasn't changed. It's still 1100.... So I don't know what you're talking about.
Be careful what you assume. Try to resell it and see what you get for it. I have bought and sold a ton of lenses over the years. Most of the world is moving to full frame in 2021. Just trying to help with my own experience and opinion.
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Personally I find 14mm is not wide enough on APS-C. A 12mm is more practical, I will trade f2 and take the 12-28mm f4. Consider your actual use rather than buying it because it is a hot deal.
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KetchupChips wrote: Personally I find 14mm is not wide enough on APS-C. A 12mm is more practical, I will trade f2 and take the 12-28mm f4. Consider your actual use rather than buying it because it is a hot deal.
This is competing with the Canon EF-S 10-18 which is much slower aperture but also much wider, and with IS and STM motor for video. The Canon lens sells like hotcakes for a reason.
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Resale value doesn't matter unless you plan on selling it. This is a tool, not a trading card. Buy a lens based on it's value to you as a tool.
Kurtz7834 wrote: Resale value matters.
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The Tokina 11-16 or 11-20 f2.8 are other APS-C/DX lenses that get good reviews. For Nikon, the 10-20mm (small size, but slower aperature) also get good reviews.

But DSLRs are a dying breed, especially APS-C/DX DSLRs.

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