Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Sample Photo Archives Lens Sample Photo Archive
Thread started 06 Jun 2007 (Wednesday) 12:47
Prev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

Tokina 16-50mm f/2.8

 
jcw122
Goldmember
jcw122's Avatar
1,940 posts
Joined Jul 2006
West Chester, PA
Jun 06, 2007 12:47 |  #1

I really doubt anyone has it, but if you do, please post some sample shots. Thanks.


"Ill show you."-John Hammond
Gear List
:D "YES! I AM INVINSIBLE!"-Boris

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)
AngryCorgi
-Bouncing Boy- a POTN peion
AngryCorgi's Avatar
11,537 posts
Joined Aug 2005
Surrounded by bunnies, squirrels and a couple of crazy corgis in NoVA...
Jun 10, 2007 11:09 |  #2

There are some shot samples (Nikon D200) and a review up now on Photozone. Obviously, there will be some differences between it and the copies for EF mount, but this at least gives a starting point.

Here's the link to the review:
http://www.photozone.d​e ...a_1650_28_nikon/ind​ex.htmexternal link

It seems by the review that the lens is a tad soft at 16mm @ f/2.8 on the edges, though it looks pretty decent by the time you get to f/4.

One thing to note, in looking at the samples, some of the shots look rather "muddy" all over. There is a comment in the review about a slight centering issue with the sample, so it might be playing into the odd results.

Enjoy!


AngryCorgiexternal link (aka Tom) ...Tools...

...Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, Wisdom is knowing not to include it in a fruit salad...

LOG IN TO REPLY
LightRules
"flat out embarrassing"
LightRules's Avatar
9,908 posts
Joined Jun 2005
Jun 10, 2007 11:13 |  #3

We need to see the Canon-mount/USA-release of this lens. That's where the money is for me.




LOG IN TO REPLY
CountryBoy
"Tired of Goldmember label"
CountryBoy's Avatar
5,168 posts
Joined May 2006
Okie
Jun 10, 2007 11:20 |  #4

LightRules wrote in post #3353026external link
We need to see the Canon-mount/USA-release of this lens. That's where the money is for me.

I have a feeling you're going to make me regret getting the Tamron 17-50.


Hi

LOG IN TO REPLY
jcw122
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
jcw122's Avatar
1,940 posts
Joined Jul 2006
West Chester, PA
Jun 10, 2007 12:16 |  #5

Looking at those Nikon sample photos from Photozone...the Tokina is wonderfully sharp in the center but it gets yucky on the outer parts.


"Ill show you."-John Hammond
Gear List
:D "YES! I AM INVINSIBLE!"-Boris

LOG IN TO REPLY
ed ­ rader
"I am not the final word"
ed rader's Avatar
22,323 posts
Joined May 2005
silicon valley
Jun 10, 2007 12:18 |  #6

jcw122 wrote in post #3353283external link
Looking at those Nikon sample photos from Photozone...the Tokina is wonderfully sharp in the center but it gets yucky on the outer parts.

it'll be a "cracker" in EF mount. i can almost guarantee it ;) !

ed rader


http://instagram.com/e​draderphotography/ (external link)
5D3, 7d, 16-35L f4 IS, 24-70L II, 70-300L, 100-400L II, 14L II, 15mm FE (sigma), gitzo, markins, benro

LOG IN TO REPLY
condyk
Africa's #1 Tour Guide
condyk's Avatar
20,881 posts
Joined Mar 2005
Birmingham, UK
Jun 10, 2007 12:39 |  #7

I can see ya upgrading Ed lad ... you know you want to and you're willing to hammer and nail it to the front of that 5Drool to make it work for ya ;-)a


http://photography-on-the.net .../showthread.php?t=1​203740

LOG IN TO REPLY
Tsmith
Formerly known as Bluedog_XT
Tsmith's Avatar
10,421 posts
Joined Jul 2005
South_the 601
Jun 10, 2007 15:55 |  #8

Not looking that smurffy handling the CA on the wide end, at least with the Nikon mount.



Canon EOS 7D | Canon EF-S 10-22mm | Canon 17-40mm f/4L | Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS
Canon PowerShot S95
MY PBASE GALLERYexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
Tee ­ Why
"Monkey's uncle"
Tee Why's Avatar
10,596 posts
Joined Feb 2006
Pasadena, CA
Jun 10, 2007 23:35 |  #9

Look at the barrel distortion at the 16mm and CA.
I hate CA!
I would not sacrifice optics for a better build and pay extra for it over the tammy.


Gallery: http://tomyi.smugmug.c​om/external link

LOG IN TO REPLY
LightRules
"flat out embarrassing"
LightRules's Avatar
9,908 posts
Joined Jun 2005
Jun 10, 2007 23:39 |  #10

Tee Why wrote in post #3356371external link
Look at the barrel distortion at the 16mm and CA.
I hate CA!
I would not sacrifice optics for a better build and pay extra for it over the tammy.

Too early, Tom. Too early to tell. Besides, some fine glass (e.g., 35L, 85f1.8, 100f2) have some pretty harsh CA and they are quite beloved nonetheless. But I still say the jury hasn't even convened.




LOG IN TO REPLY
Tee ­ Why
"Monkey's uncle"
Tee Why's Avatar
10,596 posts
Joined Feb 2006
Pasadena, CA
Jun 10, 2007 23:51 |  #11

CA is not an absolute deal breaker, but not when cheaper alternatives exist that are better optically with less distortion and less CA.

I think it's a good idea about waiting for the sharpness issue, but I think tokes have been consistent between nikon/canon mounts in terms of CA and distortion. I don't use normal zooms much so I wouldn't get the Toke b/c it's expensive anyway but I really think it's not worth it. But we can wait for the Canon mount version to see.


Gallery: http://tomyi.smugmug.c​om/external link

LOG IN TO REPLY
LightRules
"flat out embarrassing"
LightRules's Avatar
9,908 posts
Joined Jun 2005
Jun 10, 2007 23:55 |  #12

Tee Why wrote in post #3356462external link
CA is not an absolute deal breaker, but not when cheaper alternatives exist that are better optically with less distortion and less CA.

But that's the issue here: we don't know how it does "optically" quite yet. We know the Tokinas 12-24 and 100 Macro are excellent mechanically and optically, even with their CA numbers, yet they are solid lenses with quite the following.

I think it's a good idea about waiting for the sharpness issue, but I think tokes have been consistent between nikon/canon mounts in terms of CA and distortion. I don't use normal zooms much so I wouldn't get the Toke b/c it's expensive anyway but I really think it's not worth it. But we can wait for the Canon mount version to see

It is priced a little high, but they market their glass accordingly and for $650 (or thereabouts), generally you get what you pay for. So prima facie, I'm thinking it will be solid all-around. But we do need to wait for Canon-mount and see.

*****




LOG IN TO REPLY
AngryCorgi
-Bouncing Boy- a POTN peion
AngryCorgi's Avatar
11,537 posts
Joined Aug 2005
Surrounded by bunnies, squirrels and a couple of crazy corgis in NoVA...
Jun 11, 2007 00:46 |  #13

LightRules wrote in post #3356485external link
It is priced a little high, but they market their glass accordingly and for $650 (or thereabouts), generally you get what you pay for. So prima facie, I'm thinking it will be solid all-around. But we do need to wait for Canon-mount and see.

Well.......no one should expect centering issues with a $650 lens. You could pay a $250 premium for IS and USM (i.e. 17-55 IS USM), and you'd whine and complain like a little girl if it had manufacturing faults. There is no excuse why any sample, regardless of mount, of a lens at this price point should exhibit serious mechanical/optical problems due to QC problems. I didn't get the impression from the article that photozone broke into Tokina and stole a pre-release test sample. I also do not believe anyone needs to wait for an EF sample or a US sample to comment on apparent manufacturing QC issues in tested Nikon samples. Furthermore, while CA may vary in amplitude between cameras/sensors, the general characteristic, for the most part, will not.

Focus accuracy or camera communication gripes should be the only real complaints held back for now.


AngryCorgiexternal link (aka Tom) ...Tools...

...Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, Wisdom is knowing not to include it in a fruit salad...

LOG IN TO REPLY
poah
Goldmember
1,003 posts
Joined Aug 2006
Glasgow
Jun 11, 2007 02:55 |  #14

the current sigma 18-50 f2.8 macro is getting the best results in the mags i the UK at the moment along with the tamron particularly for price and optics.


Free printer profiles PM me for info

LOG IN TO REPLY
thedjo
Senior Member
thedjo's Avatar
318 posts
Joined Nov 2006
Behind EOS
Jun 11, 2007 04:24 as a reply to poah's post |  #15

I got samples!!
It is already sold here in Japan.
I am impressed with the test shots by the way.. but after I tested 17-55 IS it is no comparison. canon is way better I think maybe because of the IS.

I will post as soon as I have the picture at home.


XTi, EF-S 17-55 f/2.8IS, 30mm f/1.4EX, Domke F-2, Contax T2, Olympus OM2 w/ 50mm, 24mm

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

76,484 views & 0 likes for this thread
Tokina 16-50mm f/2.8
FORUMS Sample Photo Archives Lens Sample Photo Archive


Not a member yet? Click here to register to the forums.
Registered members get all the features: search, following threads, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, settings, view hosted photos, own reviews and more...


AAA

Send feedback to staff    •   Jump to forum...    •   Rules    •   Index    •   New posts    •   RTAT    •   'Best of'    •   Gallery    •   Gear    •   Reviews    •   Polls

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Privacy policy and cookie usage info.

POWERED BY AMASS 1.4version 1.4
made in Finland
by Pekka Saarinen
for photography-on-the.net
Spent 0.00087 for 4 database queries.
PAGE COMPLETED IN 0.02s
Latest registered member is Kidzinfocus
874 guests, 525 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6106, that happened on Jun 09, 2016