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Forums Lobby MASTER YOUR NIKON CAMERA Nikon D5000/D3000 series (Public) topic #695
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ionphoenix   US  Registered since 10th Aug 2009 Fri 02-Oct-09 07:26 AM
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"Tokina 11-16mm doesnt auto focus with d5000"



im planning to buy Tokina 11-16mm but i read from kenrockwell that it doesnt auto focus with d5000..how true? otherwise should i go for nikon 10-24mm?more expensive though

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Reply message RE: Tokina 11-16mm doesnt auto focus with d5000 briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014
02nd Oct 2009
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Reply message RE: Tokina 11-16mm doesnt auto focus with d5000 toko
02nd Oct 2009
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     Reply message RE: Tokina 11-16mm doesnt auto focus with d5000 ionphoenix
12th Oct 2009
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Reply message RE: Tokina 11-16mm doesnt auto focus with d5000 ssmumich00
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Reply message RE: Tokina 11-16mm doesnt auto focus with d5000 ionphoenix
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briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Paignton, UK  Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003 Fri 02-Oct-09 09:31 AM
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#1. "RE: Tokina 11-16mm doesnt auto focus with d5000"
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YOu don't need to go to other sites for compatibility information - we have a regularly-updated list of all lenses that will autofocus on the D5000 (and the D3000, D40, D40X and D60) pinned at the top of this Forum

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toko   Mölnlycke, SE  Registered since 04th May 2009 Fri 02-Oct-09 02:25 PM
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#2. "RE: Tokina 11-16mm doesnt auto focus with d5000"
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Just a guess, but maybe you are not so depended on autofocus ability with that lens, especially if you mostly are going to shoot landscape... This because Hyperfocal Distance (HD) at focal length 11mm to 16mm at example f16 should be very easy to focus into (11mm, f16 HD is about 0.4m; 16mm, f16 HD is about 0.8m).

I have no experience of focusing manually with Tokina 11-16mm, but I consider buying this lens even though I own a d5000.

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ionphoenix   US  Registered since 10th Aug 2009 Mon 12-Oct-09 08:46 AM
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#3. "RE: Tokina 11-16mm doesnt auto focus with d5000"
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Mon 12-Oct-09 08:47 AM by ionphoenix


thanks guys..you are right toko..im getting 11-16 not only its cheaper from 10-24mm of nikons it has a better max f2.8 stop...great for night shooting.

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ssmumich00   US  Registered since 20th Mar 2009 Mon 12-Oct-09 03:23 PM
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#4. "RE: Tokina 11-16mm doesnt auto focus with d5000"
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Mon 12-Oct-09 03:25 PM by ssmumich00


also consider the Tokina 12-24 that DOES autofocus. . .about $499 ($100 cheaper than the 11-16 2.8). . .optics are excellent in both models, I chose the 11-16 because I have a D200 and can AF it, AND I needed a fast wide angle that could function as a lighter "zoom" in a travel kit. . .

ALSO NOTE:
at 2.8, it's SHARP in the center, RAZOR sharp, but slightly soft in corners. Through testing, if you get a good copy (I just got a good one after 2 tries this past Aug), the edges sharpen up corner to corner by f 3.5. . .

  

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ionphoenix   US  Registered since 10th Aug 2009 Wed 21-Oct-09 07:21 AM
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#5. "RE: Tokina 11-16mm doesnt auto focus with d5000"
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yep..i heard about the imbalance in sharpness..i think I gotta read more before deciding to get it.

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