Excerpt: Initially I had mixed feelings about opting for this lens vs. the Canon 15mm fisheye lens; however, amidst some great user reviews, I decided to purchase. Glad I made that decision. Photos are super-sharp. 17mm fisheye provides one of the widest point of views out there. Great feature is the ability to zoom to 10mm that transitions it to a great wide-angle lens. Currently use with my underwater housing on Canon T3i and love it! Recommend to anyone.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Even though I have two Nikon DX/APS-C cameras, a D40X and a D5200, I bought the Tokina 10-17 zoom fisheye NH model without the lens hood(which was a bit more because it is a "new" model and because they can) rather than the one with the built-in lens hood(which was a bit cheaper), there is no optical differences.
Excerpt: I needed a fisheye to use for my underwater and wave photos...it was the first fish-eye ever purchased. I found that a lot of other water photographers used the same one. Can't beat the price as compared to the Canon equivalent!
Excerpt: I have been fortunate enough to have been shooting Foto's since the late 70's; copious cameras, lenses, formats, film to digi have culmunated into a fantastic life behind the lens. The Tokina phish eye is by far the most superlative wide angle lens I been blessed to work with.
Excerpt: Versatile for so many types of shooting. Purchased primarily for underwater shots of large critters such as sharks and dolphins, etc. but have found it great for landscape, wildlife (closeup encounters), portraits and even macro. Not a lens for all occasions but a great lens to use in the right applications. I've found so many more opportunities for it than I was expecting and really enjoying it.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This is the best fisheye lens I've ever used. It's amazing on a cropped camera, and at certain focal lengths its nice on a full frame. The fact that it can zoom is a nice feature that allows a lot of creativity. Underwater is where this lens REALLY shines! One of my overall favorite things about this lens is how close it can focus... You can take really creative super wide macro type shots that no other lens that I know of can match.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction