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Tokina 11-16 & Subal

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I succumbed to temptation today here in Shanghai, where I am currently working, and bought the Tokina 11-16 after managing to bargain it down to the same price from B&H plus postage to Australia....

 

I bought it principally for use above water, but was wondering if anybody has used one underwater yet with a Subal housing.

 

If so, which port EXR is needed and does the lens need a dioptre?

 

Thanks, Don

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Hi Don,

 

Would love to hear how this lens goes UW, as I'm looking at getting one myself for the same reasons as you - for use above water, but with the thought of taking it under at some point.

 

How're you finding the lens above water?

 

Cheers,

Ryan.

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I've already got this lens on order, so I'd love to hear how it handles too.

 

Check Ken Rockwell's review, especially the sharpness tests vs the nikkor 12-24mm, with which i've consistently been less than impressed.

 

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tokina/11-16mm.htm

 

The main points of his review: sharper, simpler distortion, not AF-S meaning it won't AF with a nikon D40. The limited zoom range allows (hopefully!) for an optically superior lens and its a 2.8!!! Of course i'll have to make these comparisons myself once it arrives, but i'm stoked enough about a wider, sharper, 2.8 lens w/ a 77mm filter ring.

 

Anyone want to buy a 12-24mm nikkor.....

 

Jean: any word on Aquatica extension/zoom rings for this lens w/ the 9.25" dome??

 

Cheers,

 

Chris

 

EDIT: Just received word my lens is in and should have it by the end of the week! Hopefully Ill get it in the water this weekend and post some pics.

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I succumbed to temptation today here in Shanghai, where I am currently working, and bought the Tokina 11-16 after managing to bargain it down to the same price from B&H plus postage to Australia....

 

I bought it principally for use above water, but was wondering if anybody has used one underwater yet with a Subal housing.

 

If so, which port EXR is needed and does the lens need a dioptre?

 

Thanks, Don

 

Hi Don, I'm coming to Shanghai in a couple of week and I'm looking for the same lens that you have bought. Wich are the best stores to buy lenses? Are they safe? Have them web-sites? Can you tell me what is the price of the Tokina 11.16?

Thank you!

P.

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