I've got the opportunity to pick up an 11-16 tokina on the cheap (like really really cheap).The only issue with the lens is that it has a broken AF motor, meaning that I'll need to always manual focus it.
UWAs are renowned for their large depth of field and short hyperfocal distance. Will it be as simple and setting it and forgetting it at the hyperfocal distance when I'm shooting landscapes?
I understand that it'll be harder to use it for things other than landscapes or at apertures wider than, say, f8 or f11 because I'll need to be a fair distance from my subject.
I jumped onto DOFmaster to check out the 'near limit' of the acceptable sharpness at various focal lengths and apertures.
It varies from 35.2cm at 11mm f16 to 237.9cm at 16mm f2.8.
I suppose my question really is whether I'm going to have a difficult time with landscapes (it'll be used 99% of the time for this). The only other time i can envisage myself using it is indoors for large group shots, where I will most likely be standing a couple of metres away anyway.