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p.7 #1 · p.7 #1 · Tokina Firin 20mm F2 . I took one for the team


I did pop a flash off into the desert for a little pop on both shots. Very low though


Mar 16, 2017 at 05:02 AM
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AGeoJO wrote:
Alright, I broke down and ordered mine from B&H. I really like a MF lens for shooting at night, be it for astro or anything else, if the lighting conditions are too low. The speed of f/2.0 and the native FE mount with exif transmission wins me over.

Thank you for testing the lens for us, Guy!


You already sold off your Sigma, didn't you Joshua? Perhaps you can give us your impressions between the two when you get a chance?



Mar 16, 2017 at 05:14 AM
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p.7 #3 · p.7 #3 · Tokina Firin 20mm F2 . I took one for the team


Definitely some coma in those shots.


Mar 16, 2017 at 05:22 AM
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p.7 #4 · p.7 #4 · Tokina Firin 20mm F2 . I took one for the team


I saw some out to the edges. Not a lot though. Is that pretty typical. Like I said earlier I do very little of this type of shooting. Myself I would just airbrush it out but that's me.


Mar 16, 2017 at 05:25 AM
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Gunzorro wrote:
You already sold off your Sigma, didn't you Joshua? Perhaps you can give us your impressions between the two when you get a chance?


Yes, I did. And frankly, there were situations that made me regret that move after I did.



Mar 16, 2017 at 01:00 PM
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p.7 #6 · p.7 #6 · Tokina Firin 20mm F2 . I took one for the team


Looks pretty good to me! Did you get one at f/2?


Mar 16, 2017 at 01:01 PM
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Yea it was soft. I could not get my eye to camera to focus since I was reaching up. Im going to try some more.

Need to work on flare test . Need a road trip, I want to shoot for real. Lol

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Looks pretty good to me! Did you get one at f/2?




Mar 16, 2017 at 02:34 PM
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p.7 #8 · p.7 #8 · Tokina Firin 20mm F2 . I took one for the team


Coma is not bad at f/2.8 but it's not great either. I think the Loxia does better here but I have to check and compare them.


Mar 16, 2017 at 02:47 PM
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Yeah Coma is OK, not great. Would also love to see it at F2 since that's the main draw here for astro over the Loxia.


Mar 16, 2017 at 11:12 PM
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See if I can try again tonight. I do have clear skies. Light pollution is more a issue


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GMPhotography wrote:
See if I can try again tonight. I do have clear skies. Light pollution is more a issue


Actually coma is very clear on your sample at f/2.8. Perhaps it gets better at f/3.2 or f/4 but we are defeating the purpose.





f/2.8




Mar 16, 2017 at 11:22 PM
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Actually coma is very clear on your sample at f/2.8. Perhaps it gets better at f/3.2 or f/4 but we are defeating the purpose.


You are absolutely right. I had high hopes in that regard.

I am still excited if the Laowa 2/15 performs better wide open. They have the chance to set the FE astro standard.



Mar 16, 2017 at 11:28 PM
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p.7 #13 · p.7 #13 · Tokina Firin 20mm F2 . I took one for the team


Maybe I'll try F2 to F4 and just see what I get. I'll get the ladder out so I can focus. I'm just short little Italian guy you know. Lol

BTW love my mini table top and BH 25 head combo. Very strong


Off topic my L bracket is weird the bottom plate is wider than the side plate and my lever lock on my BH25 won't squeeze down on the side bracket. Is there a way to adjust the tension on a BH 25



Mar 16, 2017 at 11:35 PM
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Is there a way to adjust the tension on a BH 25


Nope. That's one of the potential gotchas with generic plates on RRS lever-type heads.



Mar 16, 2017 at 11:43 PM
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p.7 #15 · p.7 #15 · Tokina Firin 20mm F2 . I took one for the team


I had a feeling no. I might wedge something in or add a wider plate to the side. Thanks Mike

MikeEvangelist wrote:
Nope. That's one of the potential gotchas with generic plates on RRS lever-type heads.




Mar 17, 2017 at 12:01 AM
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p.7 #16 · p.7 #16 · Tokina Firin 20mm F2 . I took one for the team


One big thing I have noticed is the distortion both vertical and horizontal is very minimal . Even hard to see. Might be a very good architecture lens for those interested in that type of work. I honestly don't think I need a lens profile.


Mar 17, 2017 at 12:07 AM
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p.7 #17 · p.7 #17 · Tokina Firin 20mm F2 . I took one for the team


I put a extra plate on than pre focused for my stars tonight. Infinity on this lens is right smack in the middle of the infinity mark. Not the hard stop. So visually when shooting in the dark let's say you can just put it there and go. If not at the hard stop than this is good because you don't have to guess if you can't focus. Which was my problem last night is I could not get to the camera to see easily. So that's a minus and a plus. I know many like the hard stop


Mar 17, 2017 at 12:43 AM
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GMPhotography wrote:
I put a extra plate on than pre focused for my stars tonight. Infinity on this lens is right smack in the middle of the infinity mark. Not the hard stop. So visually when shooting in the dark let's say you can just put it there and go. If not at the hard stop than this is good because you don't have to guess if you can't focus. Which was my problem last night is I could not get to the camera to see easily. So that's a minus and a plus. I know many like the hard stop


A working hard stop is nice, but I still wouldn't personally trust an hard stop without at least a test exposure to check focus. Maybe that's just me!

There's some coma, but it really doesn't look that bad to me. I'll be more curious how it is at f/2, but I'd have no issues with coma performance if they was f/2. Curious how much worse f/2 is.



Mar 17, 2017 at 01:40 AM
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p.7 #19 · p.7 #19 · Tokina Firin 20mm F2 . I took one for the team


Nailed it with focus at F2. I see some but not bad at all in my mind. YMMV

Raw here . Check it out

https://www.hightail.com/download/dDZFdFdUTStoMlhMbjhUQw




  ILCE-7RM2    E 20mm F2 lens    20mm    f/2.0    15s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  




Mar 17, 2017 at 02:51 AM
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p.7 #20 · p.7 #20 · Tokina Firin 20mm F2 . I took one for the team


For me . Loving it, that works for me. I can always airbrush for a critical image. YMMV

I add d a little flash in there as well.



Mar 17, 2017 at 02:54 AM
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