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Tokina 28 2.8

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by davect01, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    I just picked up a Tokina 2.8mm 2.8 that I should get next week.
    http://www.pbase.com/cameras/tokina/sl_28


    I have another Tokina 28-70mm that is one of my favorite lenses and hoping the 28mm is just as good.
     
  2. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    the results are great, congrats hope to see some pictures....;)
     
  3. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Congrats Dave!

    It's compulsory to post a pic of any newly acquired legacy glass mounted on your NEX - when it arrives!
    (I just made up that new rule) :D
     
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Ya I have been through a few 28mm and they were either poor performers or bad lenses.
     
  5. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    720
    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    Of the 28mm's you been through, what are poor performers, any keepers? This kind of info would benefit every one.

    I like
    * Canon FD 28mm/2.8 (cheap and very decent quality)
    * Vivitar Close Focusing 28mm/2.8

    I have but don't like very much
    * Nikon Series E 28mm/2.8

    There're a couple I need to use more to form an opinion.
    * Minolta MD 28mm/2.8 with (49mm filter thread)
    * Tamron adaptall-2 28mm/2.5
     
  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    sure

    Ones I have tried, all from Ebay:

    1- Minolta Rokinon MD 2.8. I bought one and it had all kinds of dust that made the images unusable. I bought a second one and the connecting tabs were beat up and unusable. Both sellers refunded the purchase when notified.

    2- Nikkor Series E 2.8. Bad coloring, (everything looked pale), and not sharp at all. Resold.

    3- Albinar 2.8 with Macro focusing. I really liked this lens as it allowed me to get really close. Unfortunately I struggled to get a sharp picture in anything but a static object. It seemed that the focus was just way to sensitive on a moving subject and even tricky on a static object. Resold.

    I have bought other sizes and have had great luck and some nice lenses. I just can't seem to get a good 28mm. Here's hoping the Tokina is a keeper.
     
  7. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    that's the good thing on ebay, we can find a cheap lens amounts and with a little luck we can grab a good one .....
    :eek:
     
  8. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    And resale if you don't like it.

    I think my most expensive lens cost about $35.00.
     
  9. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Grr, still waiting for this one to arrive. He shipped it ground and it is just taking forever. :(

    I hate waiting, I was hoping to have it tonight for a dinner party.
     
  10. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    finally

    This lens finally showed up!! I hate waiting a week and a half.

    Anyway some quick initial shots.

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    It finally looks like I have a keeper.
     
  11. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Looking good!
     
  12. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Thanks

    Thanks. Finally I have a descent 28mm.
     
  13. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    720
    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    Definitely a keeper.
     
  14. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    the results are incredible my friend,congrats
    : D
     
  15. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Here's hoping for some great images.