A&P Just got a Tokina 12-24. I need ideas!

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  1. Steef

    Steef New Member

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    I just picked up a Tokina 12-24 in perfect condition for $275 :bowdown: I need some ideas on what to shoot. The weather's supposed to be nothing but rain all weekend.

    EDIT: Got a break in the rain, so I ran to the water real quick while I still had a window. Nothing special, but I think it could be worse.

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  2. eph

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    when there's a break in the rain, go out and shoot some reflections in the puddles :dunno:
     
  3. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    congrats thats a great deal. Wide angles can be fun but at the same time very dangerous since its so wide.

    For instance you will inevitably take a picture of a landscape, only thing is a it will probably lack a true subject. And probably have tons of negative space. Try to get something in the foreground as well as teh landscape it will help with the composition and interest in the photo.

    Shoot often and shoot alot. Even though its raining, go out anyway, lots of cool pictures can be had in the rain, look for cool reflections in puddles, or maybe a mirror reflection of a cool background, and you can use the puddle as your foreground point of interest.

    most of all, just go take pictures to take pictures, if your new to this, the best part is learning.
     
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    wow awesome deal. I had that lens for my 30d and now for my D300 and I love it. The FOV is ridiculous.
     
  5. Steef

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    thanks for the tips :big grin: i'm in northwest washington so there will be plenty of puddles lol. looks like i'm gonna spend a good part of my weekend out getting wet!
     
  6. Wobistdu

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    set it to manual focus infinity. anything past 7 ft on the lens is infinity. no point in letting auto focus try to work. 99% of your shots will be far out.

    also f/8-f/11 is your sweet spot on that lens. try to stay between 13-22.

    11 is pretty soft and 24 will be all sorts of funky
    f/4 is pretty soft too
     
  7. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    wut? i wouldnt give that advice, thats simply untrue. you have a full range of focus, why not use it? Especially since i was giving him advice on getting something in teh foreground
     
  8. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    I thought you were done with this forum:rolleyes:
     
  9. Wobistdu

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    hmm sorry that conflicted.

    ok so what i mean is... (what i've seen from using it) when everything is past 7' infinity is good to go. like shooting a building or something. i so rarely had anything where i would activate the motor.

    does that make sense?
     
  10. Wobistdu

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    dont wanna crap on turbodude...

    so steef try both ways. def switch it to manual and play with it. it's very helpful. the autofocus likes to hunt back and forth a lot
     
  11. Steef

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    yea i'll play around with it and take all advice into consideration. i've gotten very used to a lens that has a focus that likes to jump around v. Tamron 90mm
     
  12. Wobistdu

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    and keep the hood on! a few times i smacked the hood in to stuff cuz you don't realize how close you are to an object.

    cheap filter up front would help too if you have the money
     
  13. Steef

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    does the hood cause any vignette issues?
     
  14. Wobistdu

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    i didn't notice the hood causing any problems on either that or my 11-16

    just make sure it's screwed on right and clicks.
     
  15. Steef

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    will be back after the weekend with some shots for you guys to rip apart :wavey:
     
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    :bowrofl::bowrofl::bowrofl::bowrofl::bowrofl:

    ibelitistOTAPpricks
     
  17. Wobistdu

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    huh?
     
  18. Cesium

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    Leetpilot, i really hope you are trolling. If not, then i can see why you hated that lens so much.
     
  19. Wobistdu

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    i'm not... shoot
     
  20. tenplanescrashing

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    the hood does if it isn't snapped in correctly. And a filter definitely will. Actually, I tested the Tiffen filter I have to see if it was degrading the IQ and it was. Less color with the filter so i'd probably just skip the filter but keep the hood on all the time.
     
  21. mojito

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    sense, this makes none. but nothing new there
     
  22. Steef

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    Took a couple decent shots this weekend. Gonna work on scouting some locations out.
     
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    1992 240SX New Member

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    It's a sweet lens, Im a sucker for wide angles. It's def not a traditional lens...I only use it for portraits when it's something that's supposed to look somewhat ridiculous. Have fun
     
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    i was thinking about getting this lens for landscapes. I was debating between this, the Tokina 11-16, and Sigma 10-20. Which do you think would be the best?
     
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  25. Steef

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    everything i've heard has said the 12-24 is the best wide angle for the money. i'm really loving mine. the 11-16 is a little wider of course and better for low lighting, but about $300 more.
     

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