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    My New Tokina 11-16mm F2.8

    I got rid of the Sigma 10-20mm some months ago because of 'softness' issues , and I didn't the like strange curved distortion either . I've done my homework and the Tokina gets good reviews and my new lens arrived today .
    Don't attribute too much of the colours to the lens - I did a levels adjustment and a slight saturation bump on these images .all at F2.8

    My house .


    I just got back from a meal in town .... my Friday night 'treat' .
    The Tokina 11-16 is already my favourite lens of all time , in less than a day .
    Here are some shots at F2.8 , all iso 3200 on the D90 .

    The one image I took at 16mm , my car parked outside the hotel ...



    Vinnies restaurant , where I enjoyed my lamb shanks ...[ the owner , Vito , is from NY ]



    Waiting for my meal



    one of the rooms in the restaurant ...



    and a few other snaps .....











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    Looks like this lens is a keeper.

    You have to be happy with what you've posted for a quick first run, although I can see a little curvature, top & bottom, on the last shot

    Cheers

    Kevin
    Last edited by Cage; 04-06-2010 at 10:01pm. Reason: more info
    Cheers
    Kev

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    Agree with trublubiker.

    I do like it especially after seeing that quick run with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trublubiker View Post
    Looks like this lens is a keeper.

    You have to be happy with what you've posted for a quick first run, although I can see a little curvature, top & bottom, on the last shot

    Cheers

    Kevin
    Quote Originally Posted by Astro View Post
    Agree with trublubiker.

    I do like it especially after seeing that quick run with it.
    I put straight lines right near the edges to test it to the limits My Sigma 10-20 had horrible distortion around that area , a strange slightly curved line that dropped off suddenly near the edges . This lens has 'good' distortion that would be easier to fix if I cared enough to do it.

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    Looks like a good 'un. Nothing wrong with those shots. Look forward to seeing more from you.
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    Hi Desmond

    My comment was meant as an observation and certainly not as a criticism. The rest of the frame, and the other shots, were so impressive you've made me re-think having the 10-20 on top of my wishlist.

    It occured to me after that the affect you achieved in the last post could be utilised as an effective framing tool.

    Cheers

    Kevin

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    I have this lens and I love it to bits. It's almost always on the camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by Analog6 View Post
    Looks like a good 'un. Nothing wrong with those shots. Look forward to seeing more from you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Darvidanoar View Post
    I have this lens and I love it to bits. It's almost always on the camera
    I think it's going to stay on my D90 for a long time !

    Quote Originally Posted by trublubiker View Post
    Hi Desmond
    My comment was meant as an observation and certainly not as a criticism. The rest of the frame, and the other shots, were so impressive you've made me re-think having the 10-20 on top of my wishlist.
    It occured to me after that the affect you achieved in the last post could be utilised as an effective framing tool.
    Cheers
    Kevin
    Yep , I didn't take it the wrong way [ I'm a South African , not a touchy Kiwi ], but I did do some more tests today - the obligatory shots of a wall , just to see how well it performs in that aspect ....






    And a few 'snapshots' from this morning's drive ....







    Just don't get too close to faces !

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    And a few from Rotorua this afternoon ....















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    I have the same lens. Takes great photos and very sharp, built solid as well. My favourite lens also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captured Exposure View Post
    I have the same lens. Takes great photos and very sharp, built solid as well. My favourite lens also.
    I'm worried I won't use my other lenses in future

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