tokina 11-16

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Rotary8, May 14, 2008.

  1. Rotary8 macrumors regular

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    if you're into super wide lenses this might be the one for you. A nice write-up from ken rockwell (he's VERY partial to nikon and canon lenses) so if he thinks this lens is awesome that's saying a lot.

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/tokina/11-16mm.htm
     
  2. AlaskaMoose macrumors 65816

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    If that lens is at least like the Tokina 12-24mm, then it's a great lens. I am real happy with mine, which I use for landscapes.
     
  3. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    I've been very happy with the few Tokina lenses I've owned over the years (okay, "few" means "two" - and one of those was back in the early 90s).

    I am not a big Ken Rockwell fan, though, so his recommendation wouldn't really sway me either way. But I'll be interested to see what others say as they get hold of this lens.

    A wide-angle f/2.8 would be fairly specialized. My wide-angle Tokina 12-24 is mainly used for landscape shots; so while it's f/4 I don't really need anything wider than f/8 or f/11. :D
     
  4. Rotary8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    just realized this isn't sold here yet doh. But for 599, i will get one when it comes out. And expect supply to run out quick.
     
  5. AlaskaMoose macrumors 65816

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    You can bet on that. I would think that it would cost under $700.00 US, since the demand for it is quite high.
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Not really. He doesn't have very tough standards when it comes to testing lenses. He has written reviews for lenses he hadn't even used. :p

    Not a big fan of his either, although some of his articles are decent.
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I second that. While I enjoy most of his articles I certainly don't put all my faith in his reviews.
     
  8. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Einstein was famous for his "thought experiments" - maybe Rockwell considers these "thought reviews". :D
     
  9. Adrien Baker macrumors regular

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    He's very up front when he comments about lenses that he hasn't actually used. When he does do this, I wouldn't say he "reviews" them, he just makes basic statements. His actual 'reviews' are quite a bit in-depth.

    He writes mostly to a target audience, as his writings and opinions aren't for everyone.

    Obviously, he makes a living from his website and that says he's doing something right.

    Adrien
     
  10. OreoCookie macrumors 68030

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    There is a review up on photozone, it has received a rave review. Even if you take it with a grain of salt, it's still clear, it's a very good lens.
     
  11. Paul Turpin macrumors newbie

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    I am excited about this lens, and have ordered one.
    I also own the Tokina 12-24, and I like it. But - I find myself wanting something both wider and faster - so this should be it!

    For the record - Rockwell did use the one he reviewed, someone brought him one from Japan where you can already get them.
     

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