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Question - Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX, Help!

Discussion in 'Photography and Video Forum' started by hidden_corners, May 9, 2016.

  1. hidden_corners

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    Hi guys and gals, I am looking to buy a wide angle lens for my Nikon D3200 which is a crop sensor, everything I have read up on in terms of best quality and value for money has led me to the Tokina 11-16mm lens. I read that the only difference in the DXII in comparison to the DX is that it has a coating on the lens to reduce flare. Yet the DXII is around £100 more expensive than the older model. Is the newer model worth the extra money or will the older one serve me just as well? Thanks. :thumb
     

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  2. Ojay

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    I'm pretty sure there is more to it than that, either way it's a decent bit of glass
     
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    The dx11 is f2.8 and I think the older one is f3.5
     
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    The DX2 has a built in motor which you will need when using with the D3200, that camera doesnt have a internal motor so the DX1 will not work, both old and new lens are F2.8
     
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    I have dx11 on d3300 and works fine with auto focus so I'd go for that one.
     
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    D3300 has the internal motor, the D3200 doesnt unfortunately so you have to be careful what lens you buy.
     
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    You'll need the DX2 for that camera.. I made the same mistake and bought the DX1 for my Nikon D5200 and wouldn't autofocus, luckily a mate took it off me and I bought the DX2.. fantastic lens :)
     
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    Thanks very much for the replies, looks like it will be the DXII!
     
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    Just out of interest as an afterthought, does anyone know the thread size of this lens to use an ND filter with it?
     
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    I have a Canon fit Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 (throughout the range) IF DX. I think they brought out a newer model for that.
    Its not a Nikon fit, so I can't comment on the focus issue, but I can vouch for the quality of the lens in general
    I use manual focus lots, and it's fairly sharp if you stop down
    I asked for advise from here a few years back, and it came back highly reccomended
     
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    I don't think I ever use auto-focus. I mean, infinity is only a metre away. And yes, the sharpest results are on a smaller aperture. Nice to have 2.8 though.
     
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