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#1 DavidScubadiver

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 05:42 AM

This is my second lens. These photos are all shot at 17mm because I could not get the zoom clamp to fit. Please feel free to add your own photos so others interested in the lens can get a sense of its range. Keep in mind, this is my first time shooting with a dSLR, but if you are a newbie as well, it should be useful.

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#2 eskasi

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 04:36 PM

Thank you for this.....I just got this lens and can't wait to use it UW! That last photo is simply hilarious! I look forward to see more examples from those with experience.... please mention your approximate distance from the subject and focal length if possible! My initial experience with the Nikkor 10.5mm stunned me (as far as how close I had to get)....

I know this isn't an UW photo but I had to post this.....I love this lens topside too! A shot of my 10 yr old Cartman... (mods, if you delete this, I will understand as it isn't really UW related!)

3 inches away from my dog at 12mm

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#3 TuriLed

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:03 AM

Here are a couple of photos I've taken with the Tokina. I love this lens, though I usually use it on 10mm...

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And one using a magic filter
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#4 DavidScubadiver

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 05:31 AM

All of the original shots were shot in Aperture Priority, F/13, ISO 500 (not intentional, but that's what it was), and as shown on Flickr, a focal length of 25 ("in 35mm film").

The last picture was taken of me by my girlfriend. She must have been 4 feet or so away. But that's just an estimate. I was posing, hoping a shark would swim by, but alas, it was not meant to be. The lionfish shot was about a foot from dome port to fish, and several feet from fish to diver.The shark series was at varying distances, the last of which was right next to me.

Basically, I tried getting as close as I could and this caused me to miss some of the shark body (causing me to realize just WHY a zoom to 10mm would have been useful, but up to that point I never was getting close enough to anything big enough so that it mattered).
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#5 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 07:04 AM

The 10-17mm has been a favourite of mine for a while now - so I really have a lot of images from it that I like. For those who want to read a bit, here is a link to an article on my website.

Like any 180 degree full frame fisheye the 10-17mm at 10mm is an ideal UW wide angle lens. Excellent for close focus wide angle, wide scenics, reef scenes and diver + scenery shots:

Here is a typical CFWA:
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And a bigger scenic:
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It can be hard to create space underwater, while still being close enough to a subject to get good colour, contrast and clarity. The 10mm end of the 10-17mm is ideal for this:

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Same lens, same subject, excellent flexibility:
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To be able to take both of these shots while still in the camera to subject distance sweet-spot for the lens (i.e. not having to back off too far) is awesome.

Perhaps the greatest benefit of the zoom is that it turns the fisheye into a great big creature lens. The 10.5mm is often just a bit too wide - and can be frustrating is subjects don't come close enough. Being able to zoom in a bit helps fill the frame giving the portrait more impact. It also lessens the tadpole effect (big head, tiny body) that you get with the 10.5mm (or just the 10mm end) when the subject does come right up to the camera. And you have the flexibility of being able to zoom either way as you need.

This one is a little bit tadpoley, but not too bad.
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Big creature, frame filled.
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Sharks can easily tapdpole with fisheyes, but the 10-17mm at around 13-15mm just seems so ideal for these subjects:
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And finally, as long as you can get close, the close focusing allows you to shoot small to medium sized subjects:

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which is particularly useful in low viz areas, like here in the UK:
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#6 DavidScubadiver

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 07:14 AM

Looks like I have a way to go to improve my images. :) Thanks Alex!
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:36 AM

Hi all,

These lens specific threads are great!

These are all shot using a 10-17mm,

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at ISO800, using a green water magic filter, using the 10mm end

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at ISO125, using a blue water magic filter, again using the 10mm end

I think it is a fantatsic lens, although I have yet to get to grips with CFWA!

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#8 motionsync

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 06:12 AM

I am to thinking going back to UW photo after almost one year of Fashion shooting.

The 10-17 sounds great. My question is how this lens will perform to a D300 DX camera and a 16mm to a D3 /d700 fullframe.

I just have the feeling that this baby will do great in DX format. on the other hand a 16mm in a FX formal will be great to just i will miss the Zoomfactor

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 07:16 AM

Excelent pictures Alex! that first manatee shot makes one dream about going there and feel the relax and calm of the picture.

Lambis: the 10-17 at 10 with a D300 is like a D3/D700 with a 16mm. Then you can zoom in with the 10-17/D300 to get something like a 25mm pseudoFE (only a little roundness) equivalent in FF.
But with the 16mmD3/D700 you are stuck in 16mm.
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 06:05 AM

before the tokina, for a question of quality I had no zoom lenses for uw pictures - but this is now my favorite lens as much for it's versatility as for the pictures quality!

attach, 2 of my last pictures in fresh water taken at 17mm:

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Posted 01 August 2008 - 02:15 AM

I think I found his big brother last night ^_^

this was my second dive with the Tokina, unfortunately I had iso set at 1000, so there's a lot of noise in the picture :)

also visibility was very poor

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Posted 10 August 2008 - 06:24 PM

Hey gang,

after seeing, hearing and reading 'wetpixelers' reports on this lens I have bitten the bullet and bought one. Cant wait to get it out there and hopefully will go out this weekend. Will post some pics.

Dave

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 03:42 AM

I've been using it now for quite a while, in fact I find myself using only this for months sometimes, fantasic lens and would recommend it to anyone, in fact I always do:)

10mm, 3ft away, DS125 x 2, half power

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10mm 1ft away, DS125 X 2, 1/4 power

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17mm, 2 inches away

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More can be found here:
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#14 thesmoothdome

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Posted 11 August 2008 - 04:43 PM

Only used a DSLR on one trip so far. This is definitely a fun lens and rather easy to use. Well, easier than dealing with my 100mm macro lens, which I love also.

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 10:08 AM

This has got to be the most popular uw lens around. I know that it is mine.

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 11:32 PM

This has got to be the most popular uw lens around. I know that it is mine.

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Hi all
fantastic photos!

you all try that lense (Tokina) and try the nikkor 10,5mm? and you all prefer the tokina or the nikkor?

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 11:44 PM

you all try that lense (Tokina) and try the nikkor 10,5mm? and you all prefer the tokina or the nikkor?

I still have both: for splitted pictures 10,5 is better!
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 07:55 AM

I really enjoy my 10-17mm, although I think I like the results underwater more so than topside using it. Here's a couple of mine using the Tokina, I love the versatility of it. Everyone's pictures look fabulous...

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 03:59 PM

Wow....these photos are rockin'!!

Two questions:

Are you all setting a custom white balance?

What cameras are you using? I don't recall anyone mentioning what their body is...except for David, who I assume is shooting Nikon.

I just ordered this lens for my 40D, I can't wait to see how it does. I was also thinking about a 17-40, but really like the results I'm seeing with the 10-17.

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Posted 22 August 2008 - 06:26 PM

Another fan. Camera D200, Aquatica Housing, 9.5" Dome, 2xSubtronic Nova

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