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Archive 2012 · Tokina 11-16 Why Buy ? Why Not to Buy ?
  
 
kabella
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Tokina 11-16 Why Buy ? Why Not to Buy ?


Well, here we go.
I sold all my equipment, a 50m left only 1.8 and a Sb-600. My idea is to stay in the DX, so I bought a Tamron 17-50 (non-bin). Buy some Ai-s lenses Manual Focus. I'll jab all in one D7000.

I like traveling, I have no children.

Aa grandea questions:
   Why should I buy a Tokina 11-16?

   Why should I not buy a Tokina 11-16?

Help Me Please



Aug 04, 2012 at 04:30 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Tokina 11-16 Why Buy ? Why Not to Buy ?


No reason not to buy one, and the reason to buy one - sharpest lens of that focal length (Nikon lenses included)


Aug 04, 2012 at 04:34 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Tokina 11-16 Why Buy ? Why Not to Buy ?


I debated between the Tokina 11-16, and the Tokina 12-24. In the end, I decided that I did not need the f/2.8 on a wide angle, and went with the older 12-24. I found one used on Adorama for $300. I Saved some money, and I'm very happy with the focal range.

Your needs are probably different, as you have the 17-50... Just thought I'd throw it out there. There is an active tokina 12-24 group on Flickr if you want to check out some shots.

Good luck!

Steve



Aug 04, 2012 at 05:39 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Tokina 11-16 Why Buy ? Why Not to Buy ?


Especially on DX, it is a really cool lens to have. For travel photography, I could easily see a kit that is the 11-16, 35 f/1.8 and the 18-200. I recently traveled to Europ and Asia for four out of five weeks, and these were the 3 main lenses I used.

I love my Tamron 28-75, and it is what I use 65%+ of the time when I'm shooting people and landscapes, but those three lenses cover a lot of span and shooting situations. My 11-16 was awfully cool to have when I was trying to get a lot of real estate in the frame or in dark churches...



Aug 05, 2012 at 12:49 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Tokina 11-16 Why Buy ? Why Not to Buy ?


Reason to buy: excellent sharpness, super wide, as fast as it kinda gets at that focal length. Also solid build quality and works well with filters.

Reasons not to buy: almost pointless range of 11-16mm -- many will miss the 16-24mm (I got used to it). Doesn't say Nikon on it. (some people care). No AFS, some don't like the pull/clutch Manual mode. (it's not a big deal)

What you really need to ask yourself is: Do you need a super wide at F/2.8? It's the only game in town.




Aug 05, 2012 at 01:00 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Tokina 11-16 Why Buy ? Why Not to Buy ?


It is the best UWA lens for DX. I also had 12-24 Tokina but 11-16 was sharper and better. However I believe 12-24 offered more practical range for most shooters. Since you will have 17-50, 11-16 might be better for you.


Aug 05, 2012 at 04:26 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Tokina 11-16 Why Buy ? Why Not to Buy ?


Reason to buy:
**f2.8 is great to focus and shoot in low light
**very low distortion
**very sharp

Reason not to buy:
**you shoot landscapes so distortion not an issue
**you never shoot in low light
**someone gave you another lens for free


Kent in SD



Aug 05, 2012 at 07:18 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Tokina 11-16 Why Buy ? Why Not to Buy ?


pr4photos wrote:
No reason not to buy one, and the reason to buy one - sharpest lens of that focal length (Nikon lenses included)


Buy 1 x 0 Not



Aug 05, 2012 at 11:28 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Tokina 11-16 Why Buy ? Why Not to Buy ?


Great lens! If I ever went back to DX this would be the first lens I'd get.


Aug 05, 2012 at 11:54 AM
 

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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Tokina 11-16 Why Buy ? Why Not to Buy ?


Two23 wrote:
Reason to buy:
**f2.8 is great to focus and shoot in low light
**very low distortion
**very sharp

Reason not to buy:
**you shoot landscapes so distortion not an issue
**you never shoot in low light
**someone gave you another lens for free

Kent in SD


Buy 2 x 0



Aug 05, 2012 at 12:36 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Tokina 11-16 Why Buy ? Why Not to Buy ?


Well ... its 6.5 x 0.5 ...

I will get it...



Aug 05, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Tokina 11-16 Why Buy ? Why Not to Buy ?


Steven Park wrote:
It is the best UWA lens for DX. I also had 12-24 Tokina but 11-16 was sharper and better. However I believe 12-24 offered more practical range for most shooters. Since you will have 17-50, 11-16 might be better for you.


Let me see if a find a good 11-16 for sale around the foruns



Aug 05, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Tokina 11-16 Why Buy ? Why Not to Buy ?


Before I had an FX camera I was strongly considering it to go along with my D7000. I now have a 17-35mm on my D3 which is like an 11-24 on DX and my God it's awesome so I'd say go with the 11-16!


Aug 10, 2012 at 07:48 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Tokina 11-16 Why Buy ? Why Not to Buy ?


It works for Bob Krist

Tim



Aug 10, 2012 at 09:02 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Tokina 11-16 Why Buy ? Why Not to Buy ?


The lens was very frustrating to me. With the zoom range being so short, i'd have rather had just a fixed 11mm. 12+ was pointless to me.


Aug 10, 2012 at 12:34 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Tokina 11-16 Why Buy ? Why Not to Buy ?


I like mine. It's quite sharp and the constant f2.8 is really useful for low light situations. There's actually a new version out that has an autofocus motor which well you don't need since you would be using it on a D7000. However, it's unclear if the new one is better optically.


Aug 10, 2012 at 02:28 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Tokina 11-16 Why Buy ? Why Not to Buy ?


I love mine, I shoot low light landscape. Solid build, built like a tank.


Aug 15, 2012 at 04:59 AM





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