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A Few with the Bokina
Posted By: deadwolfbones, 11-04-2009, 10:19 AM

Well, a week or so ago I was considering selling this lens. Then I actually used it. Suffice it to say I'm not thinking about selling it anymore.

Most of these are wide open, some at f/3.5. Compositionally not the greatest, but look at that sharpness and bokeh. My gawddddd!

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11-04-2009, 12:19 PM   #2
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Splendid shots mate. This lens is truly a wonder.
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super shots man, very very beautiful.
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Sharp with some beautiful bokeh.
Brings out the best in each subject.
Nice.

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Why would want to get rid of this lens?You have shown us what it can achieve if used properly and you haven't dissapointed.Full marks!!
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Great series. amazing colors.
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Bokina?

Which of those lenses in your signature is the lens you mentioned?
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yeah bokeh looks sweet! what lens?

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Hi guys,

It's the legendary Tokina AT-X 90mm f/2.5 Macro. These were taken without the matched 1:1 macro extender. The lens is capable of 1:2 macro on its own.

There's a great extended discussion of the lens here.
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Super shots and wow...great detail and bokeh. Definitely a keeper.
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Those are fantastic pictures Benny! Are any of them straight out of the camera, or all touched up a little?
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Those are fantastic pictures Benny! Are any of them straight out of the camera, or all touched up a little?
All touched up a little bit from raw. Mainly contrast + saturation. Can't touch up that sharpness, though.
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Looks like it might be a keeper. Why would you even think of selling it?
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Looks like it might be a keeper. Why would you even think of selling it?
Well, I've got the Tokina 90mm and the Tamron 90mm. Both are incredibly sharp, but the Tamron has a couple pros the Tokina doesn't: AF and 1:1 native macro. The Tokina requires the bulky 1:1 adapter. I've got it, but it's a pain to switch back and forth... much nicer to have 1:1 ability all the time.

That said, I'll probably eventually sell the Tamron and keep the Tokina.
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Wow ... I have the Tamron 90mm myself ... and I love that lens.
But hell ... if I had the Bokina ... there's no way I'd sell it.
It's one of those lenses you put on the camera ... and go walk-about with ... and have no intention of swapping to another lens at all.
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