A&P Tokina 10-17 vs 11-16

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  1. famous

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    I'm looking at picking up a lens for travel and also some action shots. I like the fish eye look of the 10-17, but does the 11-16 fit the same amount in the frame with less distortion?

    Anybody have Sample pics of both wide open? Thanks
     
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    isn't the 10-17 a fisheye? :dunno:
     
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    10-17 = fisheye zoom
    11-16 = constant f/2.8 UWA lens

    11-16 FTW
     
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    Do they both fit the same image in the screen? I like the fish eye lens, and don't have anything that wide
     
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    Is the tokina the best fish eye for ef-s?
     
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    weren't you listening?

    the 10-17 is a fisheye. It's MEANT to distort the image.

    the 11-16 is NOT a fisheye. It's a wide angle lens that will not massively distort your images, though will be nearly as wide as the fisheye.
     
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    i was listening.

    i think im going to go for the 10-17, i think it'll be better for what im looking for, and get a tamron 17-50 or canon 17-40 in the future

    is there a better fisheye for the crop camera than the tokina?
     
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    I don't care for the 10-17...i'd rather have the 11-16 for the f/2.8 and build quality.

    If I was going to get a fisheye, i'd get a true fisheye lens like the Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8
     
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    You just said you wanted wide angle, without the distortion... :ugh:

    Fisheye lenses are designed to distort the image. that's what they're meant to do. the 11-16 is just as wide (short by 1mm :jerkit:) but without the distortion of the fisheye.
     
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    okay, im set on a UWA now...

    10-22 or 11-16?
     
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    Both are good lenses. You should base your answer on what other lenses do you have? if you've got the Tamron 17-50, then buying a 10-22 doesn't make any sense, because you don't need the overlap in focal range, etc.
     
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    there's nothing wrong with a little overlap...if anything, overlap is good. You don't go into a shot thinking, "oh, 16mm, that'll do it" and just bust out the 11-16.
     

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