Tokina AT-X AF 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 DX Fisheye
Posted 16 July 2008 - 05:42 AM
Posted 16 July 2008 - 04:36 PM
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
Edited by eskasi, 16 July 2008 - 04:46 PM.
Posted 17 July 2008 - 02:03 AM
And one using a magic filter
Nikon D70, Ikelite housing, Ikelite DS-50 substrobe, DS-125 substrobe, Nikkor 105mm macro, 18-70mm, Tokina 10-17 FE
Posted 17 July 2008 - 05:31 AM
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).
Posted 17 July 2008 - 07:04 AM
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:
And a bigger scenic:
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:
Same lens, same subject, excellent flexibility:
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.
Big creature, frame filled.
Sharks can easily tapdpole with fisheyes, but the 10-17mm at around 13-15mm just seems so ideal for these subjects:
And finally, as long as you can get close, the close focusing allows you to shoot small to medium sized subjects:
which is particularly useful in low viz areas, like here in the UK:
Posted 17 July 2008 - 08:36 AM
These lens specific threads are great!
These are all shot using a 10-17mm,
at ISO800, using a green water magic filter, using the 10mm end
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!
All the best
Posted 21 July 2008 - 06:12 AM
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
Edited by motionsync, 21 July 2008 - 06:55 AM.
Posted 21 July 2008 - 07:16 AM
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.
Posted 22 July 2008 - 06:05 AM
attach, 2 of my last pictures in fresh water taken at 17mm:
Edited by Claude, 22 July 2008 - 06:08 AM.
Nikon D300 - Sea & Sea housing
Posted 01 August 2008 - 02:15 AM
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
Edited by Daniel, 01 August 2008 - 02:18 AM.
Posted 10 August 2008 - 06:24 PM
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.
Posted 11 August 2008 - 03:42 AM
10mm, 3ft away, DS125 x 2, half power
10mm 1ft away, DS125 X 2, 1/4 power
17mm, 2 inches away
More can be found here:
Edited by kriptap, 11 August 2008 - 04:45 PM.
Posted 11 August 2008 - 04:43 PM
Edited by thesmoothdome, 11 August 2008 - 04:46 PM.
Posted 16 August 2008 - 10:08 AM
Nikon D7000, Tokina 10-17 zoom, Nikkor 60mm, 85mm, 105mm macros
Nauticam NA-D7000V housing, Two Inon Z240 strobes
Posted 19 August 2008 - 11:32 PM
you all try that lense (Tokina) and try the nikkor 10,5mm? and you all prefer the tokina or the nikkor?
Nikon D80; Nikon D300; Nikon D800E - Patima PDCH-D80 // Subal ND300 // Subal ND800
Inon Z-240x5 - 105mm VR // 10,5mm // 17-55mm // 16-85mm VR // 10-17mm // 60mm // 4.5mm //17-35mm
Posted 20 August 2008 - 07:55 AM
Posted 22 August 2008 - 03:59 PM
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.