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10-23-2007, 02:26 AM   #1
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Tokina 17mm f3.5 RMC

Ive had a few questions from people on here and from other places about this particular lens, so i thought i would go and give it a run on the k10d post here so some people can here my opinion about this lens.

First let me say, i love it.

On my old Ricoh SLR, it is a great lens. Plenty wide on FF and I never had any problems with it. On a DSLR its a little different though. The lack of auto anything means its down to only manual mode (not a problem for a lot of people, just saying...) and 17mm on a crop body is not all that wide when you are used to using a 10-20.

Now, onto the lens. It is probably the most solid lens i own. Heavy, mostly metal and oh so solid. The focus ring is beautiful to turn and has a fair bit of travel, i thought it was odd for an UWA lens, but there you go. The optics seem fairly good to me, although ive never been a pixel peeper and i never want to be so i cant tell you for sure how sharp it is at 250% etc etc...

67mm filter thread is handy, we have obtained a few other lenses with the same thread size and usually we score another CPL with them, so we are never short of one. The front element sticks out a fair way so i would recommend a UV filter or something similar just to protect it. There also isnt a built in hood or one available for it, so the rubber ones would be your only option.

Didnt have much time today to get many shots with it, i will try again tomorrow (even if they are only from the back yard)

This one shows a little distortion. Ive certainly seen worse by far




And lastly, one showing the flare this lens produces. The sun was just out of the frame in the top left corner.


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I like the flair Spam, although I don't like the no fishing sign

I haven't seen you post much lately.
I hope that your doing alright.
10-23-2007, 03:46 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by little laker Quote
I like the flair Spam, although I don't like the no fishing sign
Well i dont think the sign needed to be there, doubt any one would want to eat what they catch out of the river

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I haven't seen you post much lately.
I hope that your doing alright.
Yeah, havnt been posting much. Read a few less than nice comments on here by a few people a few months back and went off the forum for a while. Happens with me though, i usually go through phases of what sites im active on.
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Hi -spam-

I have got one too! Apart from its flare control it is a very solid lens.





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And lastly, one showing the flare this lens produces. The sun was just out of the frame in the top left corner.
I count 11 elements and a BIG FAT UV FILTER!!! LoL

thanks for the uploads! Looks great!
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