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Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 Nikon mount

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by jmkiang, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. jmkiang

    jmkiang

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    Jul 21, 2009
    Chicago
  2. jmkiang

    jmkiang

    308
    Jul 21, 2009
    Chicago
    Thank you!
     
  3. Weston

    Weston

    674
    Dec 29, 2008
    Springfield, OR
    I just picked this lens up yesterday!
     
  4. zahidkm

    zahidkm

    499
    Jan 5, 2009
    Houston, TX
    is it really worth to spent 25 bucks plus another 5 dollars on shipping for a pouch? I dont get it.
     
  5. jmkiang

    jmkiang

    308
    Jul 21, 2009
    Chicago
    Some people are just anal about these kind of things :) 
     
  6. ultimind

    ultimind

    990
    May 13, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    I make my own lens pouches. From start to finish, takes about 45min. Measuring and cutting takes the longest. Pouch for my 180mm f/2.8 cost me about $1.75 in materials. And it much more padded than a Nikon pouch.
     
  7. Really? What do you make them out of?
     
  8. GH41

    GH41

    Nov 18, 2008
    HHI
    How much does the sewing machine cost? GH
     
  9. ultimind

    ultimind

    990
    May 13, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    It's three layers - The inside layer that touches the lens is a ripstop nylon, the middle layer is a heavy fleece (whatever was remnants at the craft store for cheap) and the outside is 1000D military spec Cordura. I picked up the Cordura cheap on eBay and have tons of it in all colors... I thought I was going to get into bag making but it was too much of a pain in the butt.
     
  10. ultimind

    ultimind

    990
    May 13, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    I'm using a 1970's vintage Kenmore sewing machine... don't think I paid more than $40 for it, used.
     
  11. zahidkm

    zahidkm

    499
    Jan 5, 2009
    Houston, TX
    care to post few pics of your handmade pouches?
     
  12. jmkiang

    jmkiang

    308
    Jul 21, 2009
    Chicago
    Got my lens today :biggrin:
     
  13. Weston

    Weston

    674
    Dec 29, 2008
    Springfield, OR
    How do you like it?
     
  14. jmkiang

    jmkiang

    308
    Jul 21, 2009
    Chicago
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    Very similar to my Nikkor 12-24 f/4 but a tad wider. Haven't taken it out into the field yet. Feels solid... about the same size as my 18-200.

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