Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 and adapter? Anyone using this lens?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by entropic remnants, Sep 9, 2013.

  1. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

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    Jul 28, 2013
    I had one of these I used with Nikon D7000's and it was a fabulously sharp ultrawide. Anyone used one on the Fuji X-mount with an adapter? Yes, I realize it's going to be manual focusing but that's easy on the X-E1 with focus peaking and ultrawides aren't that hard to focus anyway, lol. I'm thinking I won't wait for the 10-24mm after all but adapt the Tokina.

    I know it's a big lens, but I'll be using it on a tripod for urbex stuff mainly so no big deal.

    If you have any experience or samples using this lens I'm interested to hear/see what you think/have.

    Thanks.
     
  2. jloden

    jloden FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2013
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    Jay
    I say go for it... the adapters aren't too expensive and you already have the lens. :)
     
  3. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

    718
    Jul 28, 2013
    DOH! No I don't -- I sold it awhile back. But they're not that expensive. I think I'll buy the adapter and see if I can borrow my old one back for a day, or go shoot with the new owner and try it that way.
     
  4. jloden

    jloden FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Jay
    Ahhh my mistake, I misread your original post. Well, it's worth a shot. If you end up not wanting to go that route, presuming it's a Nikon F -> Fuji adapter I'll take it off your hands. I've got a handful of Nikon glass I don't use with my Fuji but if I had the adapter I could probably find the occasional use for it anyway.

    Also, just so you know the 10-24mm is probably coming in December last I heard, so it's not too awful long to wait. I actually put my 7-14mm up for sale last night figuring the Fuji will replace it. Though I did spend half of last night and this morning debating yanking the listing, haha. Hard lens to part with!
     
  5. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

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    Jul 28, 2013
    I'm fixing to do the same thing, Jay. I'll hold off listing mine until your sells as I'm in no tearing hurry. But I am loving the idea of the X-trans sharpness for my urbex work and large prints. Wow.

    I mean I've heard about it, blah-blah. But now that I've seen it with photos I've taken -- even just using the 18-55mm zoom (which is really very good) -- I'm committed... or should be committed or something.

    I only just got to the point where I thought I was "settled" in my current system, lol. Crap.
     
  6. jloden

    jloden FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Jay
    Haha the two of us are a pair on this one - I sure thought I was settled on m4/3 too.

    If you look back through the archives here you'll see I was *this* close to just selling off my Fuji kit a few months back. Amazing what a couple FW updates and some time will do, lol.
     
  7. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants Solving for X

    718
    Jul 28, 2013
    Do you have the 14mm f/2.8 Fujinon? It looks killer and it's *almost* wide enough, lol.
     
  8. jloden

    jloden FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2013
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    Jay
    Sure do - you're welcome to try mine sometime too. It's a killer lens, lots of my Canada pics were from that one. But it's not wide enough if you like 14-16mm equivalent, I assure you :D