This lens gets good reviews; anyone have any experience underwater with it?
Tokina 16-28 f2.8
Posted 25 March 2013 - 10:47 AM
Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:43 AM
The recent review made by DxOMark on the lenses for the D800 indicates that lens as the best of those tested (WA zoom) for quality and for the quality/price ratio. They have not yet tested the 12-24 Nikkor ... (twice as expensive!).
Edited by calypso3, 26 March 2013 - 02:44 AM.
Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:14 AM
The 12-24 is a DX lens, so would not fit into the same category of lenses for me, the 16-35 and 17-35 Nikkors
Posted 26 March 2013 - 04:40 AM
The 12-24 is a DX lens, so would not fit into the same category of lenses for me
He meant, probably - FX 14 -24.
Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:21 PM
Concerning the Tokina 16-28mm lens. If you buy one, pray that its a good one. When www.photozone.de tested this lens the first one they bought had de-centering of lens element(s) and as a result they had to obtain a second one for testing.
Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:30 PM
I just looked up the photozone test report. This is one paragraph from their "VERDICT" of the lens. http://www.photozone...-tokina162828ff
"Unfortunately there may be a hair spoiling the (optical) soup here - quality control. As mentioned we purchased three lens samples for testing, two in Nikon and on in Canon mount, and all three showed some centering issues. The initial Nikon variant was so poor that we had to cancel the testing procedure. The second sample, used for this review, was better, but still suffered from slight decentering at the long end."
Edited by divegypsy, 27 March 2013 - 06:31 PM.