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Nov 17, 2013 21:41 |  #376

Looks to be one sharp lens

Super capture leveye....was that a bracket shot


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Nov 17, 2013 21:50 as a reply to  @ post 16459161 |  #377

Headshotzx wrote in post #16387015 (external link)
MF is same direction as canon, zoom is typical tokina/nikon style.

As for what to buy, it's hard for me too, especially harder since I now want to try long exp photog and using it for video (on my sony vid camera, the 6 stops of internal ND is still too little).

Tokina sharper, less artefacts but more flare, cannot accept filters, cheaper. Canon opposite way around.

Is this front element like the 17ts e


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Nov 27, 2013 02:57 |  #378

Studying this lens :)
Headed to s.Africa in June...animals of course but also dark skies for the Milky Way.
General consensus please-if I get this lens can I leave the Rokinon 14mm at home? Any weight saved is a good thing but I need sharp sharp sharp at 16mm.
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Dec 05, 2013 00:34 |  #379

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #16483189 (external link)
Studying this lens :)
Headed to s.Africa in June...animals of course but also dark skies for the Milky Way.
General consensus please-if I get this lens can I leave the Rokinon 14mm at home? Any weight saved is a good thing but I need sharp sharp sharp at 16mm.
Thanks.

Maybe it's too late already, but here it goes: the Tokina lens is quite heavy, so you won't be saving any weight. But if I were you I would take both the Rokinon and the Tokina. Just received mine today, and so far it seems to be very sharp, even at 16mm and f/2.8. I shot (a few test shots) without flash and the 5DII at 800 ISO.




  
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Dec 05, 2013 01:44 |  #380

RayinAlaska not too late at all, I've got 6 months to decide. Thanks for the suggestion of taking both. Weight always an issue but complexity too.
So far my plan is a 5Diii wearing a Canon 28-300 during the day + 70D wearing a Canon 300 F2.8/TC 1.4 or 2.0 for the long shots. Switching out lenses dusk and dawn for the low light water hole shots.
This Tokina in the bag for the wide landscape photos during the day and as you know I was hoping to use it for the Milky Way at night via a Vixen Polarie tracker.
She that rules the (my) world is excited about the animals; I'm just as excited to be in dark skies-closest I can get in my area is a 2 hour drive.
Yeah, just saw the 2lb weight of the lens.


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Dec 05, 2013 03:19 |  #381

16 to 300mm in a 2 lens package without overlap? Sounds like a winner to me for weight saving...


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Dec 05, 2013 12:25 |  #382

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One more lens I'm considering to buy... when does it end?

It never ends!


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Dec 05, 2013 22:34 |  #383

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RayinAlaska not too late at all, I've got 6 months to decide. Thanks for the suggestion of taking both. Weight always an issue but complexity too.
So far my plan is a 5Diii wearing a Canon 28-300 during the day + 70D wearing a Canon 300 F2.8/TC 1.4 or 2.0 for the long shots. Switching out lenses dusk and dawn for the low light water hole shots.
This Tokina in the bag for the wide landscape photos during the day and as you know I was hoping to use it for the Milky Way at night via a Vixen Polarie tracker.
She that rules the (my) world is excited about the animals; I'm just as excited to be in dark skies-closest I can get in my area is a 2 hour drive.
Yeah, just saw the 2lb weight of the lens.

I imagine that you have been looking at the Tokina's night photography picture samples? The Sanyang should also be a great lens for taking pictures of the sky. I will be using the Tokina 16-28 for landscape and the Auroras in Alaska. Could not afford the EF 16-35.

The Tokina 11-16 has been quite good paired to the 7D, and I hope that the 16-28 will be just as good with the 5DII. So far it looks promising, but I haven't tested it very much (I test it in real life conditions, outdoors). Waiting for the weather to change a little, and believe it or not we are supposed to get freezing rain tomorrow. Last week we had a couple of days of -37 degrees :)




  
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Dec 07, 2013 03:27 |  #384

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-37F wow. I was up in Kaktovik 2 months ago and it was 'pleasantly' in the 20s.
You're listed location is interior....I guess Fairbanks area so you are used to those temps :(
Yes I've found a lot of good Milky Way shots with the Tok 16-28...it would probably boil down to my skill or lack of with either the Rokinon or the Tokina.
Oh, the reviews (granted not real world) all say the Tok is sharper than the chaching Canon....


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Dec 13, 2013 08:43 |  #385

Anyone else noticing that that coating on this lens is easy to scratch?? I've never left cleaning marks on a lens to date, other then this one. I still love it though!


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Dec 16, 2013 10:25 as a reply to  @ FlyFishingTN's post |  #386

I've got a nice copy of this lens in the SELL forum if anyone is interested! :)
I will buy another one (for the 3rd time) when I don't have more pressing needs.
I love this lens :(


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Dec 23, 2013 00:33 |  #387

Didn't know the forum had a for sale thread :(
Regardless my copy arrives via Brown Santa Christmas Eve.
I can already tell I'm not going to enjoy the push/pull AF/M clutch....had that on a macro-seems like an antiquated design but this ain't going to be a walk around lens anyway.


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Jan 11, 2014 01:54 |  #388
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How good of image quality of this lens ?(compare to Canon 17-40 and Canon 16-35 F/2.8 II)




  
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Does Tokina bring beautiful human skin tone?




  
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Jan 20, 2014 03:47 |  #390

Very happy with the purchase, coming off the Sigma 12-24 I've lost a lens that I found never to be sharp but gained a lens that is sharp enough AND fast enough for astro work. First pic shows what we all know--that sun flares are the devil with it, second just a small taste of the stars for this Tokina:

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And I didn't even take time to test focus via liveview appraisal at 10X, just swung it to 'infinity' and shot.

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