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Keywords: Tokina Canon Nikon Fisheye Wide Zoom APS-C DX AT-X


dadgummit

Registered: September 2009
Posts: 6
Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 AT-X 107 AF DX Fisheye review by dadgummit
Review Date: 8/5/2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $450.00| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Sharp wide open, great curvature at 10mm close to a rectilinear lens at 17
Cons: Slow/ loud AF (not an issue because there is not much focus range needed)

For what it is (a fun lens) it is an excellent lens. It is sharp at all focal lengths and all apertures and gives an excellently curved field of view. I took this lens to Chichen Itza Mexico to photograph the Myan Ruins. Everyone and their mother who owns a camera takes tons of pictures there so I figured I would try some different perspectives. Thsi lens did not disapoint!!


Also if you get into a situation where you do not want the exagerated perspective of a fisheye (Taking a picture of the wife) if you zoom in to 17mm the lens is pretty close to rectilinear especially in the center. This makes a good ultra wide walkaround lens for a place that has been photographed to death.
Lee Jay

Registered: January 2007
Posts: 16
Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 AT-X 107 AF DX Fisheye review by Lee Jay
Review Date: 1/7/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $560.00| Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Unique range, works on full-frame too
Cons: Field curvature

Good lens. Above 15mm it doesn't vignette on full-frame. The only trouble is the field curvature which takes a bit of getting used to. Basically, at 4 feet of focus distance, the corners are focused beyond infinity. At 3 feet focus distance, the corners are almost within the DOF wide open, but not quite. At 2 feet the corners are sharp but the center isn't within the DOF wide open.


If you want a sharp image across the frame, you need to stop down to about f8 for DOF, and focus very carefully so everything is within the DOF.


 






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