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Tokina 11-16 on D700 - or D3 -anybody ??

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Steinar, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Steinar

    Steinar

    Aug 16, 2007
    Denmark
    Have anybody tryed the Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 on D3 or D700 ??.

    Ken Rockwell have:

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/tokina/11-16mm.htm


    According to this it should work at 15mm and 16mm on D3, and that will say also D700, but have any Café member tryed that it in the real practical world ??

    I really like it on D200, but are lusting for the D700, and it is not so huge as the 14-24, and it is close in performance, exept for the corners.

    If anybody, then also the question:

    Can you use a filter (graduated, polarizer) at the same time on FX at 15mm and 16mm without vignetting (probably not)??
     
  2. SP77

    SP77

    Jun 4, 2007
    Rockville, MD
    15mm on my F100

    [​IMG]

    Along with all of THESE. It definitely gets softer in the corners at 15-16mm on full-frame, but geez it's still 15-16mm and f/2.8! Very pleased with it, even on the F100. I found myself constantly switching between the 11-16 and my 28-105 though, so I think I might get an 18-35 eventually for daylight shooting with this thing.
     
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  3. shaocaholica

    shaocaholica

    112
    Jul 21, 2008
    LA
  4. Thats a really cool shot Steve, can't see any vignetting that would worry me either.
     
  5. That gets some pretty bad bokeh, I'm surprised.
     
  6. Nuteshack

    Nuteshack Guest

    kinda harsh, ya
     
  7. Steinar

    Steinar

    Aug 16, 2007
    Denmark
    Thank you VERY much Steve.

    I can not see any vignetting, but I can see the softness in the corners, but if it is all f 2.8 it could be OK without softness at smaller app.

    I have been on both your links, thank you, and I am interested in:

    Was it all shot at f. 2.8.?

    If yes have you any experience about shooting at f 5.6 or smaller with the F100 ??

    ---

    Thank you shaocaholica, but I have the Tokina 11-16 for my D200 - got it a few months ago, and I am very happy with it on the D200, but I am a clear suffer from NAS, and I am lusting very much for the D700, and I want the ISO-performance (want to shoot my sons football (soccer) - he is at the national team for young boys, says the proud father ....and FX, ....and then:

    Do I have to sell the Tokina 11-16 ?? -....... maybe the 35-70 f/2.8 (which I have) will be OK for WA for me, because it will be much wider.
     
  8. weiran

    weiran

    966
    Jan 2, 2007
    Nottingham, UK
    Unless you need f/2.8, the Sigma 12-24mm is a better choice. It's the widest rectilinear 35mm lens in production, and it has next to no distortion too.
     
  9. Steinar

    Steinar

    Aug 16, 2007
    Denmark
    Thank you, Weiran, I will think about it, if I sell the Tokina 11-16.

    The Nikon fisheye 16mm is also an option - used with hemi.image.trend.
     
  10. Dawgneck

    Dawgneck

    301
    Apr 25, 2007
    So Cal
    I was thinking the same about my 11-16: should I sell it for the 14-24 f2.8 or use it with my future D700.

    I think I'll sell mine. I'm intrigued with the expensive 14-24 f2.8 but I'm not happy with the inability to use filters and I can't justify the price - heck, I hardly use the 11-16.

    I read not to expect great bokeh from ultra wide-angle lenses.

    Is what we see normal, substandard or perhaps a result of it being on a FF body?
     
  11. Steinar

    Steinar

    Aug 16, 2007
    Denmark
    I think it is quite normal - I have never seen great bokeh from at lens so wide.

    It is a very fine and sharp lens on DX, but the lust for the D700 change something.

    Now we know, that it can produce pics without vignetting at 15mm and 16mm, but we do not know if we can change the soft corners by stopping down.

    I will be happy with the lens on FX (D700) even I only can use it for 15 and 16 mm, it is OK wide for me, just I can get no vignetting and OK-corners stopping down.

    It will be as having a prime, but that is OK with me.

    I do not expect, that we can use graduated or polarizers without vignetting, but we do not know for certain yet.
     
  12. Dawgneck

    Dawgneck

    301
    Apr 25, 2007
    So Cal
    Yep.

    I'd sure love to see comparison pics of the 11-16 and 14-24 f2.8s on the D700.

    I would love to put the 14-24 on the D700, but I think my money is better spent on the 24-70 f2.8 since I'm not using the 11-16 much.
     
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  13. I think the lens I am most excited to try on my D700 (arrives today!) is the 14-24. It is stunning on DX, I expect it to be more so on the D700... The 12-24 is a very intriguing product for new FX shooters. It has low distortion (per photozone on DX testing) and does accept 82mm filters (from 14 or 15mm, again per photozone on DX).
     
  14. Dawgneck

    Dawgneck

    301
    Apr 25, 2007
    So Cal
    I must admit, the 14-24 is one of the most beautiful lens I've ever seen. I absolutely love the shape of the glass.

    **Drool**

    I would definitely buy the 14-24 f2.8 if I used my 11-16 half as much as I use the 17-55 or even the 70-200vr. Heck, every shot I took with the 11-16 is posted on this site.

    I do plan to take it with me to Vegas this weekend. Maybe I'll change my mind when I return.
     
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  15. I wonder why Nikon makes the 14mm prime if they make a 14-24 zoom for FF?
     
  16. weiran

    weiran

    966
    Jan 2, 2007
    Nottingham, UK
    The prime was introduced back with the D1 as there weren't many ultrawide lenses for DX sensors back then, it doesn't really serve much purpose today because of it's price and the fact that the Nikon 14-24 outperforms it (even the Sigma 14mm outperforms it).
     
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