September 18, 2017 at 7:11PM, Edited September 18, 7:13PM


Low budget wide zoom lens

Looking to fill a particular hole in my lens kit.
I need something with a pretty wide zoom, 12-24(ish) is about the range I want to go with. EF-mount(full frame, not ef-s) so I can use it on both my c100ii(s35 sensor) and a7sii(full frame).

Main problem is my budget, $200(ish). Having a hard time coming up with anything. Would love some suggestions.

Alternatively, I'll settle for something with an E-mount if one can be found in that price range. I'd just rather find a lens that can be on both cameras.

I would like to stick with either the EF or e-mount options since I don't want to have to deal with more mount adapters than I already have.


Take a look at these

Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4

It's around $200 used on Ebay. I believe it will fit the full frame sensor as well as get you pretty wide with out crazy distortion on a S35 sensor. I would look into image examples via google and see what you think.

September 19, 2017 at 11:39AM

Kyle Acker
Cinematographer/ Video Editor

I appreciate the response and your help, but that lens is for a crop sensor. The lens seems to only come in the "DX" (Crop sensor) version, I haven't been able to find one anyway. I would need the "FX" version to fit full frame, which doesn't seem to exist for this range/lens/price point.

I could still technically use it on the a7sii with the apsc mode. But then I wouldn't be able to take advantage of the full frame and get the really wide shots I need when I do photography. Guess I just need to save up and look at higher budget lenses...

September 19, 2017 at 3:18PM


"The best zoom lens is your legs." - Ernst Haas

September 20, 2017 at 4:15PM

Julian Richards
Film Warlord

I think that you can expect about $500. In fact it's not so important if it's your dream
You should understand that you need to invest in your dream. It is right way to success.


September 20, 2017 at 4:46PM, Edited September 20, 4:51PM


For this budget the Tokina might be a workable compromise. The Tokina 11-16 2.8 is a crop sensor lens, but at 15-16 mm actually covers full frame. Perhaps the 12-24 also can cover full frame at the long end?

September 21, 2017 at 7:11PM, Edited September 21, 7:11PM


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