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    Default Anyone used a Tokina 11-16 for IR

    Hi,

    Anyone has any experience with the above mentioned lens on IR photography?
    Does this lens have any hot-spots?

    Thanks..
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    Default Re: Anyone used a Tokina 11-16 for IR

    Quote Originally Posted by DellSuperman View Post
    Hi,

    Anyone has any experience with the above mentioned lens on IR photography?
    Does this lens have any hot-spots?

    Thanks..

    Have not used the Tokina 11-16. But love the Tokina 10-17, so far have not experienced any hot spots with this lens.



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    I have used Tokina 11-16 on many occasions. It produces some sort of hot spots but with some careful handling on the aperture you can have a nice wide angle IR




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    [QUOTE=teerex;5634412]Have not used the Tokina 11-16. But love the Tokina 10-17, so far have not experienced any hot spots with this lens.




    This one looks awesome Teerex

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    Default Re: Anyone used a Tokina 11-16 for IR

    Tokina 11-16 have hot spots
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    Aww, dammit.. I was considering to buy that lens for my landscaping & IR photography.
    Thanks everyone for your advises..!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DellSuperman View Post
    Aww, dammit.. I was considering to buy that lens for my landscaping & IR photography.
    Thanks everyone for your advises..!
    Dude, for landscapes Tokina is one awesome choice. As I said earlier, with apertures around 4 to 5.6 you can control some sort of these hot spots in this Tokina. If you see my picture posted above, it is still in a controllable level though I won't say it as the best.

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    Default Re: Anyone used a Tokina 11-16 for IR

    Geekbrains,
    Aperture @ 4 - 5.6 will make the photos a little too shallow, won't it?

    teerex,
    I believe the tokina 10-17 is a fisheye zoom lens right?
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    Default Re: Anyone used a Tokina 11-16 for IR

    [QUOTE=geekbrains;5634478]
    Quote Originally Posted by teerex View Post
    Have not used the Tokina 11-16. But love the Tokina 10-17, so far have not experienced any hot spots with this lens.




    This one looks awesome Teerex
    Thanks. I like that shot too, tend to give me the feel of the Long Arms Of The Law.

    Quote Originally Posted by DellSuperman View Post

    teerex,
    I believe the tokina 10-17 is a fisheye zoom lens right?
    Yes, it's a FE zoom. I usually shoot at f/8, good enough DOF for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DellSuperman View Post
    Geekbrains,
    Aperture @ 4 - 5.6 will make the photos a little too shallow, won't it?

    teerex,
    I believe the tokina 10-17 is a fisheye zoom lens right?
    Not really dude, it depends on your focus distance as well. Typically IR people shoot at F8 or F9 because their body may not be calibrated for all their lenses and shooting wide open can show the off focus in the picture. This can be avoided by shooting at low apertures as F8 or F9 but this poses the risk of having a hot spot. You need to be careful in selecting your lens as well..It's a lot of trial and error though..

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    [QUOTE=teerex;5637301]
    Quote Originally Posted by geekbrains View Post

    Thanks. I like that shot too, tend to give me the feel of the Long Arms Of The Law.
    I really love the FE + IR effect on this.. It's simply awesome

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    Default Re: Anyone used a Tokina 11-16 for IR

    Tokina 11-16 is very good for landscape but the hotspots makes it not really suitable for IR.
    Nikkor 12-24 will be a better choice... but the price

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    Default Re: Anyone used a Tokina 11-16 for IR

    Thanks for the webby, night86mare.
    Now i am more confused than ever.. LOL..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ark19 View Post
    Tokina 11-16 is very good for landscape but the hotspots makes it not really suitable for IR.
    Nikkor 12-24 will be a better choice... but the price
    Hi Bro, It's not that hard to control the hotspot on Tokina..You can see my pics above in the earlier post which were taken with D100 (IR ELP) + Tokina 11-16mm shot wide open at F2.8

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    Default Re: Anyone used a Tokina 11-16 for IR

    The website from SportsPhotoGuy mentioned that there is no hot-spot.
    And GeekBrain, when taking landscape photos with F2.8, isn't the DOF a bit too shallow? Most of the things will be pretty blurred.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DellSuperman View Post
    The website from SportsPhotoGuy mentioned that there is no hot-spot.
    And GeekBrain, when taking landscape photos with F2.8, isn't the DOF a bit too shallow? Most of the things will be pretty blurred.
    Dude, The DOF is determined by the subject distance and various other factors. Wikipedia has a very good explanation on this
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depth_of_field

    Also check out these two links..
    http://www.dpreview.com/learn/?/key=depth+of+field
    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tut...h-of-field.htm
    Last edited by geekbrains; 9th December 2009 at 01:31 AM. Reason: Added new links

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    Default Re: Anyone used a Tokina 11-16 for IR

    Yes, that is what i meant when i said it will be too shallow.
    When taking landscape photos, i would prefer to use a aperature of f8 or more to capture more details with a greater dept.
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    It also depends on your subject distance too. You can see that all my pics above are shot at F2.8 wide open and the subject is still sharp.

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    I always used to think that hotspot is a function of the lens, not of the camera. Its surprising that same lens gives hotspots with some cams, yet no hotspot with others.
    Now the question is, whether the 11-16 will give hotspot with 350D. If I can use F4/F5.6 etc., without hotspotting, then its good to go!

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