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Any Experience with the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 Wide Angle Lenses?


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#11 GroovyDad

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Posted 29 September 2016 - 03:34 AM

Here are a couple of my favorite research sites. Don't let all the information confuse you but rather use it as a guide. I shoot a Canon 70D with a Canon 70-200 f4 L IS. It doesn't get the best scores bit it takes great photos. My camera being a crop sensor does not score well compared to full frame bodies but I understand that.

 

 

https://www.dxomark.com

 

https://www.dpreview.com

 

Thanks for forwarding these links to me.  In all my research, I hadn't seen these sites.

 

I ordered the Tokina 11-16mm on Monday--I hope it fits the bill.


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 04:03 AM

I think you're going to be pleased with the lens. If you get a bad copy (rare occurrence) send it back for replacement.
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Posted 29 September 2016 - 04:11 AM

I enjoy using mine and I think you will too. I like the color this lens gives to a photo. Anxious for it to arrive?
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Posted 29 September 2016 - 06:17 PM

I enjoy using mine and I think you will too. I like the color this lens gives to a photo. Anxious for it to arrive?

 

I am looking forward to it.  I ordered a used one from Amazon, so I hope it's clean and clear.  

 

Ski, you shoot everything in RAW don't you?

 

I never have because I didn't really understand RAW, but I've since read up on it, so I'm going to give it a try next time out.  Bigger file size seems to be the only down side to it.


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 06:32 PM

Yes, I do and I'd bet most here do also. RAW allows a bunch more flexibility in what you can do with an image.


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 06:40 PM

One of the best things about RAW is that when you edit the file the original isn't changed but deltas are created, this allows you to 'undo' edits you don't like at a later date. I occasionally go back to shots I took in RAW 10 years ago and re edit them with current versions of processing software with better results, as an example.


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 06:53 PM

I have done the same, great point Charlie!


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Posted 29 September 2016 - 09:52 PM

That makes at least three of us...
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Posted 30 September 2016 - 01:39 AM

Yep, the beauty of a non-destructive editing program and shooting RAW is not only can you rework and update, but also do multiple styles and versions.  Once you have the RAW file, the sidecar "developing information is nothing.

 

I've deleted very few of the shots I've taken (woah nelly do I need to do some housekeeping!), and go back through and see what went wrong or play around and see what I can make out of things.

 

Ski, I agree, the color is very good on this lens.  It seems to have a crispness that I don't perceive even from Canon "L" lenses.  Probably has to do with the coatings on the glass.  Also gives neat sunbursts

 

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Posted 30 September 2016 - 05:35 AM

That's a beautiful photo. I've noticed the great sun burst shots from this lens on Flickr.

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