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Swap Tokina 16-28 to 17-40?

 
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Dec 03, 2013 01:17 |  #1

Hi all!

Recently I've gotten myself into a dilemma of sorts. I was introduced to the world of matte boxes for film and 10 stop filters, and since my video tripod can't take any of those sick rigs with follow focuses, I decided to get a clip-on matte box that was light weight.

The tokina 16-28 can't fit any clip-ons that I know of, but a 17-40 can.

What I'll lose with the 2.8 I'll gain with the ability to put on creative filters. But IQ wise, I'm not so sure of that. Specifically at f/4 (or 2.8) and f/8-11.

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Dec 03, 2013 01:31 |  #2

Forgive me, what on earth is a 'sick rig'?


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Dec 03, 2013 02:15 |  #3

Hi,

At f/8-f/11 the difference will be minimal, you will lose a bit at the wide end but gain at the normal end (28mm versus 40mm, a large difference!)

At f/4 the Tokina should be far better.

Another option could be a good prime like Zeiss 21mm f/2.8, 25mm f/2, Canon (or Samyang) 24mm f/1.4 or for special effects TS-E 24mm...

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Dec 03, 2013 03:16 |  #4

Clockwork Frog wrote in post #16497360 (external link)
Forgive me, what on earth is a 'sick rig'?

Awesome rigs, killer setups, stellar kits....


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Dec 03, 2013 03:30 |  #5

TeamSpeed wrote in post #16497461 (external link)
Awesome rigs, killer setups, stellar kits....


Oh, I see, you mean 'something quite nice'. ;)


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Dec 03, 2013 05:17 |  #6

Clockwork Frog wrote in post #16497474 (external link)
Oh, I see, you mean 'something quite nice'. ;)

Yes, sorry for the misunderstanding :oops:

This is the rig I'm talking about, and it's way oversized for my tripod head.

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titi_67207 wrote in post #16497408 (external link)
Hi,

At f/8-f/11 the difference will be minimal, you will lose a bit at the wide end but gain at the normal end (28mm versus 40mm, a large difference!)

At f/4 the Tokina should be far better.

Another option could be a good prime like Zeiss 21mm f/2.8, 25mm f/2, Canon (or Samyang) 24mm f/1.4 or for special effects TS-E 24mm...

Titi

I don't need the 24mm 1.4 yet so that's not part of the list yet. 2.8 on my 2470 does just fine. What worries me is that the Tokina is better the lower the aperture... How's AF, if anyone has used both on say a 5D3?

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