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#1 Fpena06

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 06:39 PM

If you owned the Nikon 12-24 and Tokina 11-16, would you bother purchasing the Tokina 10-17 and why?

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#2 Gudge

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 09:00 PM

The 12-24 and 11-16 are both rectilinear lenses while the 10-17 is a fisheye lens. For the same focal length fisheye lenses have a much wider field of view (FOV) than a rectilinear lens. FOV of the 10-17 is 180° to 100° while the 11-16 is only 104° to 82°. The minimum focus distance of the 10-17 is 140mm while the 11-16 is over twice that at 300mm. With much closer minimum working distance and wider field of view the 10-17 is a much better lens for close focus wide angle shooting. I used to use a Tokina 12-24 as my UW wide angle lens until the 10-17 was released and since purchasing the 10-17 my 12-24 has rarely gone underwater.
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 02:52 PM

FX? DX?

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 04:53 PM

FX? DX?

I assumed DX because the OP refers to using the 11-16 and 12-24 with a D300s in the Will it work? thread.
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 05:12 PM

Thanks Gudge. Yes DX.