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I am wondering if somebody is using the Tokina 100mm Makro lens and

if so, what results he get with it under water.

 

Thanks

 

Chris

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No experience with this lens but there are some things you can find out from sites like photozone.de. The main practicle niggle under water is the fact it extends quite lot while focussing. Another one is a slower AF because it uses a micro engine instead of USM (or HSM). The site mentios it's CA is a bit higher but it is like all macros a sharp lens.

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No experience with this lens but there are some things you can find out from sites like photozone.de. The main practicle niggle under water is the fact it extends quite lot while focussing. Another one is a slower AF because it uses a micro engine instead of USM (or HSM). The site mentios it's CA is a bit higher but it is like all macros a sharp lens.

 

Thanks Cerianthus,

i was reading the test on photozone.de. The only thing i am really worried is that this lens extends so much.

I guess this will create serious problems with vignetting when the lens is retracted. This lens extends almost to the double of it's size...

http://www.photozone.de/nikon--nikkor-aps-...ew--test-report

 

I guess that this is the reason that nobody uses her underwater.

 

Chris

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I use this lens underwater. There's no vignetting. The only issue is you need a larger port because it doesn't focus internally. The bonus is that it's half the price of the Nikon 105mm.

 

I also use it on land for portraits occasionally, and of course macro (flowers and bugs). It's a good sharp lens.

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I use this lens underwater. There's no vignetting. The only issue is you need a larger port because it doesn't focus internally. The bonus is that it's half the price of the Nikon 105mm.

 

I also use it on land for portraits occasionally, and of course macro (flowers and bugs). It's a good sharp lens.

 

Thanks Natalie for your report!

 

Chris

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