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what do you think of this?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/800525842-USE/Tamron_AF013C700_11_18mm_f_4_5_5_6_Di_II_Lens.html

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Personally I've never met a Tamron lense that I've liked. See this review:
http://photozone.de/8Reviews/lenses/tamron_1118_4556/index.htm

1mm or 2mm at the wide end = a lot less width on a 1.6x crop camera. You'd be surprised. Anyways, if I was going to give up some width for affordability I'd probably get the Tokina 12-24 f4 lense. Same price range as the Tamron, but a better lense in my opinion, plus it's f4 across the whole range, NOT f4.5-f5.6. That extra 1/3rd - 1 full stop makes a big difference in shutter speeds for lower light, handholding, etc.

http://photozone.de/8Reviews/lenses/tokina_1224_4/index.htm
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interesting reading ...l ooks like the Canon is the way to go but a couple of hundred $ more

thanks for your help, you sure do know your stuff
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I sent an email to B&H to see what they'll offer me for my EF 20-35 and EW-83II lens hood .. both are 10's ... never even used them once
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You might want to try selling on the Fredmiranda Buy & Sell. Probably get a better price for it.
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ebay is the best bet for selling lenses. At least the Nikkor lenses go for 85% of retail and sometimes more than retail just because of desirability. I'd think Canon is just as popular there.

You will be disappointed in what the camera stores will give you. Even a 100% lens will net you perhaps 50% in perfect 10 condition. You can play around at http://www.keh.com and get quotes if you register there.

If I was you I'd shell out the money for that Canon 10-22mm lens and not worry about the Tamron, Sigma, or the Tokina. Your incremental difference is really only $100 - $135 for 1st class.

In the Nikon world the alternative was the Nikkor 12-24 which goes for $900 or $870 on sale which makes the alternatives more desireable since there isn't that giant a cost benefit when it comes to image quality.

Johnnydanger can correct me if I'm wrong but I think the Canon lens is far superior than the alternatives. At least according to all the reviews I read.
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I would agree that the 10-22 is superior. Whether it's $150 superior is up to you The 12-24 Sigma actually continually proves it's superiority, but it's the same price as the 10-22 and not as wide.
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I like the idea of getting as wide as possible if I'm going bother to do it at all.

That site has a new 10-22 for 688 and a used but in new condition with no boxes for 645 ... there really isn't much of a difference .. why bother buying used?

I've never sold on ebay before, any tips? How close to the price you want do you make the reserve ..do you just do a buy it now price?
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Well,

Looking at your lens on ebay historically I see they have been going for between $200 - $300 it seems. That depends on if you still have the box, papers, etc. And condition. 100% would include all the above.

If you want to use ebay you need an eBay account.
And a Paypal account.

I don't sell or buy anything without it going through the ebay system rules and Paypal. Only downside is it costs about 3% to sell. Plus eBay fees.

Then you have to learn to watch for the schemer scammers. They are everywhere.

Lenses seem to have standard descriptions that are set up already that you can use.

You can use a "buy it now" but eBay tells us that just a starting bid of $1.00 or so and no reserve gives the best return. But not always. It is a risk.

Set it up for the standar 7 day auction too. Lots wait until the last minute to buy as they might use AuctionSniper or a similar program that will throw out a bid during the last 5-7 seconds.
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I've bought a few things on ebay but never sold so don't know the rules and I do use Auction Sniper. So there is a place you can find how much the same items sold for previously .. didn't know that.

$200 to 300 seems a bit low compared to what I saw on Fred Miranda ..I'll check there again and see.

I sent an email to KEH and asked for a quote and said if the offer was good I'd buy the used 10-22 Canon lens they have listed ... I'll see what they have to say
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...Dan, just beause you see an item at a higher price over at Fred Miranda, does not mean it sells at that price! If you are not in a hurry, you ought to try selling it there at a higher price... if you want to sell "fo shoa", you should do ebay... I sell a lot of stuff on ebay and it is easy... piece of cake for someone who knows how to use a SIRIUS Radio

I'd go Canon Lens as well.... I had the 17mm Sigma lens and sold it quickly... aside from the fact that there was a ton of distortion when having the lense wide open, I was never to happy with the overall, rather flimsy quality of the lens and the somewhat slower focus at times... but then again, I am very happy with my Sigma 170-500 APO lens... even though it is not very tight, but an excellent lens, none the less...

In the end it comes down to your preferences, financial situation and what you need the lens for... to find out what lens is best for you, listen to the pros, try them out and go from there...
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I know with Nikon lenses you don't even get the original warranty buying one used, let alone the free 4-year extension to the original purchaser who registers it. So, it's worthwhile to buy Nikon lenses brand new. Brand new the 10-22mm can be purchased from The Imaging World for $666.95 USD. You could call Joel Weiss, the manager there at (718) 218-7903. He can sell a Canon lens to a Canadian; the warranty is valid in the US and Canada (not so with Nikon). He also said an imported lens does not include a warranty for Canada and used lenses have zero warranty.

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