Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tokina AT-X 107 DX Fisheye

I am writing this blog about a special lens, the Tokina 10-17 mm F 3.5-4.5 fisheye.  I have used this lens on my Nikon DX bodies without any difficulty, however, on my FX body because of the built in lens shade There is marked vignetting at 10 to 11 mm.  However, Tokina does make a new model of this lens for the full frame camera.  There are models, both for the Nikon and Canon lens mounts.

untitled D7K_7955 November 02, 2011 NIKON D7000

untitled D7K_7958 November 02, 2011 NIKON D7000

It is a very well-made lens with easy zooming and sharp optics.  It isn't that expensive that it will break the bank.  I utilize the lens mostly for scenics and to put a different slant on my pictures.  Like any fisheye.  There is distortion and curvature of objects at the edges and you can have a curved horizon.  It's angle of view is from 180° ° to 100°.

Here is a series of pictures that I obtained utilizing this lens and I have found that a good addition to my armamentarium.

untitled _D7K5714 May 15, 2011 NIKON D7000

untitled _ROT9330 July 03, 2011 NIKON D3S

untitled _ROT9331 July 03, 2011 NIKON D3S

This is what you obtain if you use this lens on a full frame camera body at 10 mm

 

 

 

untitled D7K_6005_HDR 2 October 12, 2011 NIKON D7000

untitled D7K_7524_HDR November 01, 2011 NIKON D7000

untitled MSB_6730 June 09, 2011 NIKON D300S

untitled Oliver Mills w Autumn Color D7K_6060 October 12, 2011 NIKON D7000

untitled Quody Head State Park Scenic fog 2a_ROT9456 July 03, 2011 NIKON D3S

untitled Scenic Mount Desert Island MSB_7686 June 30, 2011 NIKON D300S

untitled Swans Flight Fish-eye 2 D7K_7548 November 01, 2011 NIKON D7000