Experince of Tokina 17 mm 3,5 ATX PRO?
Is there somebody who has the opportunity to give me a little short review/experience (from real lif ) of Tokina 17 mm 3,5 ATX PRO?
I mean things like quality (optical/Built), vignette, distortion and over all handling.
Thanks in advance.
#1. "RE: Experince of Tokina 17 mm 3,5 ATX PRO?" | In response to Reply # 0jrp Charter MemberSun 20-Aug-00 06:03 PM
There is one review on the net for such lens by Moose at
After much search I found not that many more
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#4. "RE: Experince of Tokina 17 mm 3,5 ATX PRO?" | In response to Reply # 1
#2. "RE: Experince of Tokina 17 mm 3,5 ATX PRO?" | In response to Reply # 0
I like it, even though I don't use it that often. As for vignetting, it does with a normal sized (thickness of the ring) UV and/or Polorizer, as does my 20-35mm F/2.8. However, it is so minimal that I can only notice it through the viewfinder on the F5. I don't really notice it on any prints or slides, probably due to the slight cropping with prints and the slide mounts with slides. Also, can't notice it with my F100. So, I wouldn't worry about vignetting with one filter, I have never tried two or more, but I would guess you would have some vignetting for sure
I have decided to order an ultra thin UV and Polorizer (multi-coated) from Hoya this week to use for both lenses. (I would have ordered it today, but I'm trying to find out why B&H, where I was going to order from, has such a high price on their Provia 400.) This should do away with any vignetting problem on both lenses.
Anyway, it's a very well constructed lens, with great optics same as all the Tokina AT-X pro series lenses.
I don't use it as much as I should, prefering the 20-35 for it's versatility. It does fit very well in almost any pocket of a photo vest.
Since many filter manufacturers produce different thickness of filter rings, I would recommend going to a photo shop that sells Nikon F5s and this lens. Have the sales person mount the lens to an F5, screw on your filters and look up at the lights. If there is any vignetting with your filtes it will show in the F5. (I guess you could use a C*N*N one-veeeeeee or Minolta 9 series for the 100% viewfinder if it is really necessary.)
One good thing, it uses the same size as the 28-80mm F/2.8 AT-X pro you already have; 77mm.
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#3. "RE: Experince of Tokina 17 mm 3,5 ATX PRO?" | In response to Reply # 2Mon 21-Aug-00 12:29 PM
Tank´s Doug for your information.
A good thing is that I'm not in a hurry.
I have since many years back a Nikkor 24 mm 2,8 (a realy good piece of glass) I dont want to lose) But since a now have
the 28-80 there is not so much differ in angle. Så sooner or later I will complete with this Tokina 17 mm or a Nikkor
20 mm. We will see......