Tokina 11-16mm price jump!?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by dmb70, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. dmb70 macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2004
    I have been looking at this lens for a while, I currently own the Canon 10-22. Every time I have seen the 11-16 it was priced at about $650.
    Today it is listed on Amazon for $1000.00. Any idea why such a big price jump in such a short time?
  2. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

    Artful Dodger

    May 28, 2004
    In a false sense of reality...My Mind!
    Not sure why but have you checked out Adorama or BH Photo yet? It's still listed at $599 for Nikon at Must be an Amazon thing.
  3. dmb70 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2004
    They do both have it listed at $599.00, but both are out of stock. I wonder if the new stock will be at $1000.00 or $600.00. I'm tempted to buy one off ebay now while the prices are still in the $600.00 range.
    Anyone ever bought from ebay seller ogt-clan?
  4. marioman38 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 8, 2006
    Elk Grove, CA
    Any reason for the tokina over the Canon :confused:

    I assume its the f/2.8 because everywhere else I read say's if you can afford the $$ go for the Canon.
  5. dmb70 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2004
    Yup, I mostly shoot bands in smaller clubs, so the faster the lens the better, for my application.
    On the rare occasion I get to shot major acts who have plenty of stage light the Canon would be preferable with it's longer focal length.
  6. jbernie macrumors 6502a


    Nov 25, 2005
    Denver, CO
    quite possible the $1k is just a holder until they get the actual product/pricing from Tokina. I would hold out on ordering or order elsewhere for now, but will be interesting to see what happens.
  7. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    When you say you've been looking at the lens for awhile, how often do you check the prices?

    Lens prices did increase recently, but this was several months ago. The price of lenses were adjusted for the rise in the Yen. :(
  8. dmb70 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 27, 2004
    I guess I'd sat I've looked at it off & on for 3-4 months & as recently as 3 weeks ago when I rented one to make sure I liked it. It had always been $650.00 on Amazon over that time period.

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