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    Wide Lens for Fuji S3

    I have a Fujifilm Finepix S3 Pro (which I think is based on the Nikon D80) and am looking at getting a wide angle lens but not an extreme fisheye. I have in mind a Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 but I am worried in case there is no autofocus that is compatible with the Fuji S3 DX compatible mounts.

    Any advice much appreciated.

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    I think the S3 is based upon either a D200 or D100??? Can't remember which, but it is a semi pro Nikon

    Tokina 11-16 will work a treat. A fave of mine(which I should have got a long time ago, except for my planned move to Fx one day soon).
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    {Tamron}; -> 17-50/2.8 : 28-75/2.8 : 70-200/2.8 : 300/2.8 SP MF : 24-70/2.8VC


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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurking83 View Post
    I think the S3 is based upon either a D200 or D100??? Can't remember which, but it is a semi pro Nikon ...
    OP is (sort of) correct, the S3 was based on the F80/N80 (link) (not D80)
    The S5 was based on the D200.

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    The fuji S series use the Nikon mount system. So any Nikon mount lens will fit your Fuji. So when buying your tokina, just make sure you get a Nikon mount version. The Sigma 10-20 is a well regarded wide angle lens, and worthy of consideration.
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    Thanks for your response on the Tokina 11-16 ... my question is really aboput whether it has an auto focus system that works on the Nikon bodies ... can you let me know ?

    Thanks

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    Rick,

    Thanks for your info ... on the Tokina 11-16 ... my question is really about whether it has an auto focus system that works on the Nikon bodies ... and now that I am considering your recommendation Sigma 10-20 the quesion applies with that solution too. Many thanks for your help.

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    Yes, both will AF with the S3 as they both have HSM AF motors

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    Sigma has HSM(better) but the Tokina uses the screw drive(not as good, but still works excellently).
    The screw drive in the Tokina is not a problem for performance, and barely audible, because it's quick to focus.. with a quick zip sound, but user control over focus is an issue.

    I much prefer the HSM for when I want to focus as please, which I do a lot, and the Sigma is the better lens in that respect, but in dim light conditions the Tokina is much better.

    One annoyance that really bugs me is not being able to refocus at will without the need to flick the ASM switch to disengage the screw drive.

    Eventually all my screw driven AF lenses will be replaced with AF-S types.. they're generally so much nicer/easier to use.

    ps. if you want 'rreeaallyy wide' lens for landscaping... check out the newer Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 too. Looks hard to use filters on it tho, so if you're a filter using freak.... like I am... then it may be an issue.

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    Nikon S/Hand

    I have found a Nikon 12-24 DX F/4 from a reputable retail supplier for $895 ... I guess about half price - with a 3 month warranty.

    What do you think - (a) a second/h Nikon, (b) the Tokina 11-16 new or (c) a new Sigma 10-20 ?

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    that's sounds about right.

    good to great lens, and at that price, I'd be inclined to take it.

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