A&P My Tokina 11-16 is collecting dust... suggestions on what to shoot with it?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Wobistdu, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Wobistdu

    Wobistdu Guest

    Ever since getting the tamron 17-50, the tokina gets no love. At 17mm, I get everything just fine. I'm at the point now I have to force myself to use this damn lens.

    What are some interesting things to shoot with it? Curious to know. Wide angle shots are my most neglected ones. :(
     
  2. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    obviously use it for spy spots at the beach, like that one ad
     
  3. nindia

    nindia OT Supporter

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    sell it to me

    canon?
     
  4. Wobistdu

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    :rofl: i remember that

    i don't shoot amateur crap
     
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    Sell it to me, it'll feel right at home on another D90 body.
     
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    what does that have anything to do with canon?
     
  7. Wobistdu

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    it was a joke

    u know the nikon vs canon debate har har
     
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    Price?
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Jewish portraits.
     
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    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    came here to post something like this, wasn't it ballz that did nudes of that chick with the 10-20 and her hands/feet looked 5 feet long :rofl:
     
  13. Wobistdu

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  14. wrong1

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    try a little planet panoramic... I've always wanted to but never gotten around to it
     
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    Wirelessly posted via wap.offtopic.com (Opera/9.80 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/4.2.13918/1280; U; en) Presto/2.2.0)

    I love distorted people shots with wide angles! Try that. Take it to a party and get all turbodude on the guests.

    Serious post.
     
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    wide angle, shallow DOF shots...that's what i'd use that lens for. I love having a subject/object singled out in the middle of the frame and having a deep landscape behind and to the side of it out of focus.
     
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    seriously if you want to sell that lens then PM me
     
  18. Wobistdu

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    why is everyone asking this? where did i mention i'm debating selling it in this thread?
     
  19. havelegs

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    It's collecting dust so you don't have a use for it any longer. I believe you should sell it :)
     
  20. Sympathy

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    my 11-16 is probably the 2nd most used lens. it's made me work on my composition more (eg use of space, understanding of foreground and background objects, and how to correctly use the lens when it distorts perspective).


    im not a cutting photog so i look at sites w/ uwa shots (eg http://www.flickr.com/groups/tokina11-16mm/), pick ones that i like, and try to incorporate them into my shots. :o
     
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  21. Run N. Gun

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    Because it has been a hard lens to find in-stock online for several months. But now that I've found your dusty little lens, I'll be happy to buy it off of you. :bigthumb: :mamoru:
     
  22. Wobistdu

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    sure $800 and it's yours
     
  23. siniquezu

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    I don't know but I will buy it off of you
     
  24. Wobistdu

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    i was lucky to find it. 2 weeks before my europe trip i was bitching how much i hated the 12-24. i call local camera shop. they have 1 new 11-16 in stock. they held it for me without any payment. i ran over... perfect. same price as B&H :bowdown:
     
  25. wheresthejon

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    will you post some shots you've taken with it?
     

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