Tokina 17mm 3.5 prime on the D100
I posted this in the tokina forum but no one answered.
I am looking for something a little wider on my D100 than my 24mm prime.
Has anyone tried this lens on the D100? If so, what kind of results did you get?
Oregonian Nikonian presently found on Shikoku, Japan
#1. "RE: Tokina 17mm 3.5 prime on the D100" | In response to Reply # 0sjn Basic MemberFri 28-Feb-03 04:48 AM
I just bought the ATX Pro 17mm f/3.5 a few weeks ago. I got a great deal on a hardly used one - $260.00. It was in immaculate shape. I haven't really had an opportunity to use it yet (spend too much time with long lenses), but I did play with it and my D100 the night it showed up to make sure it worked fine. I was more than happy with my results. I also have the 20-35 f/2.8 and 28-70 f/2.6-2.8 from the Tokina ATX Pro line. I've been happy with these also and have had no problems with the D100.
Sorry I can't give you more specifics than that - over the next month or two I may have some opportunities to use it for one of the projects I'm working on. If you haven't decided by then I'll post some more info on how I feel about it.
#2. "RE: Tokina 17mm 3.5 prime on the D100" | In response to Reply # 1slow_driver Basic MemberFri 28-Feb-03 11:46 AM
This lens works just fine on the D100. It needs a good deal of stopping down, in fact I would say the "sweet" spot is f/16. Keep away from f/22 because things seem to fall apart there. However, if you have limited light, it will still give passable photos wide open. The D100 is more forgiving in that regard because the edges are significantly cropped. (This lens has strong light fall off and is very soft on the edges if you are shooting film).