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Tokina 11-16 vs Tokina 12-24

 
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Feb 21, 2009 14:52 |  #1

I've pretty much narrowed my search down to these two lenses however I'm kinda at a loss for which one will best suite my needs.Since I take indoor BBall pics and I'd LOVE to get some wide angle court shots with the 11-66(assuming it's fast enough) but I also have a hole in my lineup in that my Tammy28-75 is my widest lens.that's where the 12-24 comes in.I guess my question is,would the 11-16 be fast enough for the occasional indoor(flash) Basketball shot? or will I reget not having the more versatile 12-24?
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Feb 21, 2009 15:44 |  #2

I think it totally depends how well lit the court is. Some courts have awful lighting and you'll need something faster, while others are decently lit where 2.8 would work just fine. Do you have any other 2.8 lenses that you could test out in the gym?


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Feb 21, 2009 18:09 |  #3

I just bought the 11-16. It's a amaaazing lens!
Did I say it was amazing?


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Feb 21, 2009 19:23 |  #4

You're not going to get a flash that will cover 11mm and certianly not an entire court.


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Feb 21, 2009 19:30 |  #5

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I wouldn't be expecting miracles out of the 11-16.But to get a wide angle shot for the BBall team picture would be nice. I'll leave the action pics to my 85 F1.8 and even that is pushing it as far as light goes.Thanks for your advice.
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Feb 21, 2009 20:14 |  #6

bohdank wrote in post #7376871 (external link)
You're not going to get a flash that will cover 11mm and certianly not an entire court.

On my 40D, 11mm has the same field of view as a 17.6mm lens on a full frame body. (11 x 1.6 = 17.6)

The Canon 430EX and 580EX both go as wide as 14mm with the pull out "Wide Panel" but the guide number at 14mm is quite low.
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Feb 22, 2009 12:45 |  #7

Both really good. But the 11-16 is really really good :)




  
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Feb 22, 2009 12:55 as a reply to  @ LightRules's post |  #8

You always need to keep this in mind. Do you plan on getting a full fram camera soon or in the future?
I have the tokina 12-24 and I never use it because my main body is a FF.

If anyone would like to buy the 12-24 I have one 6 months old with B&W 77mm HMC UV filter on it.
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Feb 22, 2009 13:13 as a reply to  @ LightRules's post |  #9

The Tokina 11-16 is an amazing LENS! amazing!


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Feb 24, 2009 16:09 |  #10

I posted the following at the 11-16 lens sample photo archive a day ago, but maybe it bears repeating...

Boys and Girls District tournament this past weekend.

I typically just carry my 30d with an 85 1.8, but this weekend I used just about everything in my bag.

I started out with the 30d/85 combo, as it's the set-up I use when I absolutely, positively have to get something for publication. But this weekend I also hung my XT and the 11-16 around my neck, and used it to grab crowd shots as well as some court action (although nothing I submitted to any newspaper).

BTW, I also used my Tamro 28-75 2.8 and my Kenko 1.4 teleconverter with my 85 with good results, but that's another story.

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Sometimes it's hard to pass up the opportunity to rub a newly buzzed head, as evidenced by the hand that's found the head of Harlem's Talor FirstRaised during warm-ups between Harlem and Glasgow at the 2B basketball tournament in Wolf Point.

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Wolf Point's fans shower their gymnasium floor with toilet paper as the final buzzer sounds, and the Wolves prevail over Harlem 62-53 in the 2B championship game. Both teams move on to the Northern Divisional tournament in two weeks in Cut Bank.

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Not a keeper, but an example of the reason I wanted this lens. Nice depth of field, the 2.8, and very dramatic possibilities.

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Ditto on this, although it also shows the possibility of capturing some interesting sports action...if you can get real close.

BTW, one shot I was always looking for (which I didn't get) with the 11-16 was from deep in the corner during an inbound play. I kept hoping to catch a trap deep in the corner, with the offensive player being harrassed by a couple defenders.

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Feb 24, 2009 16:29 |  #11

It's not something I would typically do, but there might be a moment you've got the 11-16 on instead of your 85, and something "special" happens.

Not these, but here's an example of a couple crops off my 11-16

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