A&P Tokina is coming out with a 16-50 f/2.8!

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by 1200mk, May 18, 2007.

  1. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    this was new like...3 months ago

    but thanks for the info!:wiggle:
     
  3. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    :wtc:
     
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    if i didn't buy my 17-35 i would def buy this lens
     
  5. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    how do you like the 17-35?
     
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    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    is Tokina better than tameron and sigma. :dunno:

    in the market for this focal length
     
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    LOVE it. dude. it's fucking amazing. the focusing distance is really close too. overall my favorite lens in my bag.
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    taken with the 17-35 at i believe 35mm

    based on my 12-24..im sure the Tokina is going to definatly hold its own. the 12-24 is built like a tank, and the image quality is really up there too. i'd definatly get one.
     
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    hmm any idea on price?
     
  9. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    it's on presale at adorama for 659.99
     
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    is that post processed at all? looks like some pretty harsh bokeh :hs:
     
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    If this lens is anything like the 12-24, it will be built very well. I love my 12-24...my most used lens.
     
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    sharpening. i think that makes the bokeh a little less creamy
     
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    wide is where it's at:bowdown:
     
  14. 1200mk

    1200mk Still same OG

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    no one has touched this lens yet?
     
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    some reviews say its teh lose
     
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    that is interesting. a lot of nikon shooters really like their wide angle as alternate to the 12-24.

    what went wrong with this lens?
     
  17. limiteD*

    limiteD* 今あいたい すぐあいたい

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    Read that it suffers from CA ...
     
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    Just like any of the lenses in the Tokina lineup. They're also prone to flare.
    That's why I went with the Sigma.
     
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    Anyway, here's a first-hand review on it:

    Verdict

    The Tokina AF 16-50mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX is a long awaited lens but does it really live up to the high expectations ? Well, partially. Despite a slight centering defect the resolution characteristic is pretty impressive with a generally excellent center performance and very good borders and extreme corners from f/4 onwards. At f/2.8 the border resolution is slightly reduced. The bokeh (out-of-focus blur) is smooth and buttery at 50mm @ f/2.8. Vignetting is well controlled except at 16mm f/2.8 - the competition has more problems in this category. The lens shows fairly heavy barrel distortions at 16mm but only marginal distortions at longer focal lengths. The primary weakness of the lens are very heavy CAs at 16mm and 24mm at large aperture settings - this is rather typical for Tokina lenses. A positive thing that we got used to is the very high build quality of Tokina AT-X lenses and the 16-50mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX does also qualify here although the duo-cam zoom extension system may not be everybody's darling. The AF performance of the lens is very good both in terms of speed and accuracy.



    Full review here: CLICK
     
  20. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Damn [email protected] MTF50 :eek3:
     

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