Showcase Tokina RMC 17mm 1:3.5

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Jefenator, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    One of the very few extra-wide legacy bargains. I haven't compared it directly against the SEL16. (I did compare against a brand new Tokina 11-16 and I must have received a bad copy because the zoom got trounced.) Sharpness seems pretty decent.

    tokina17demo-2.jpg tokina17demo-3.jpg tokina17demo.jpg

    My copy of the old prime may be slightly decentered - the entire right edge stays slightly mushy, even at f/11. Left side looks great, though - all the way to the corner, baby! (One solution w/ my copy would be to think in a more square-ish format like 4:5 while shooting, aim right & crop the mess away.) CA rears its ugly head but is swiftly dealt with in Lightroom. No sign of magenta cast in the corners on the N7 - least not to my untrained eye.

    All in all, I'm pleased with the lens - it's a nice physical fit on a NEX IMO. It's certainly holding me over until some more enticing extra-wide solutions emerge.
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  2. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

    Feb 5, 2014
    Nice little lens well suited to the A7.

    18103204244_4eb95d279c_h.jpg Machine Shop 2 by Southy, on Flickr

    18538181030_59a3e9bd2c_h.jpg Machine Shop by Southy, on Flickr

    18538177388_8dda36875e_h.jpg Lonely Lathe by Southy, on Flickr

    17318929472_0252a07532_h.jpg All The Leaves are Brown by Southy, on Flickr

    17008468371_d7e0db85e2_h.jpg Sunrise Swimmers by Southy, on Flickr
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  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    ^^ Just wow!!! Great photos and also absolutely love the post processing in the first 3 and that last photo is excellent :thumbsup:
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Nice work, fun processing.