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8.7 out of 10

Tokina AT-X 107 AF DX Fish-Eye

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REVIEW: Tokina AT-X DX 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye

photodo
12 March 2007
  • Conclusion: Similar in optical construction to the Pentax 10-17mm lens, this offering from Tokina is well built and feels like it will last. As there is little weight penalty, it is a useful lens for those interested in panographic photography and those with a creative bent.
  • Pros: Good construction and neat finish, Compact, Wide coverage of 180-100° on APS-C
  • Cons: Restricted usefulness, Inability to attach filters, No manual over-ride of AF
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REVIEW: Tokina AT-X 107 AF DX Fish-Eye 10-17mm F/3.5-4.5

photodo
12 March 2007
  • Excerpt: Gary Wolstenholme takes a wider look at the world with the Tokina 10-17mm semi fish-eye lens. Fisheye lenses are curious beings. Unlike normal rectilinear lenses, their design produces wild distortions, allowing and extremely wide field of view to be captured.
  • Pros: Unique lens, Compact size, Good flare and ghosting performance, Build Quality
  • Cons: Chromatic Aberrations at 10mm, Focus ring rotates during AF, No built-in focus motor on Nikon version.
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Tokina’s AT-X 107 AF DX Fisheye Zoom; It Keeps The Look Throughout The Zoom Range

Shutterbug
1 August 2001
  • Excerpt: I developed a love for fisheyes way back when I was shooting film. In fact, when I took the digital route, the first new lens I bought for my brand-new Canon EOS 5D was a fisheye. I figured, what better way to celebrate my purchase of a full-frame D-SLR than with a lens that could take full advantage of the larger sensor! So now, fast forward to the purchase of a...
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Overall 7
7.0

Tokina AT-X 107 AF DX Fish-Eye 10-17mm F/3.5-4.5

ePHOTOzine
1 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Fisheye lenses are curious beings. Unlike normal rectilinear lenses, their design produces wild distortions, allowing and extremely wide field of view to be captured.
  • Pros: Unique lens, Compact size, Good flare and ghosting performance, Build Quality
  • Cons: Chromatic Aberrations at 10mm, Focus ring rotates during AF, No built-in focus motor on Nikon version.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
1 November 2007
  • Excerpt: Its fisheye coverage offers angles of view of 180º at 10mm to 1000 at 17mm (167-93º on a Canon D-SLR). The lens features a Super Low Dispersion(SD) lens element to reduce chromatic aberration and a Water Repellant (WR) coating to aid cleaning and repel moisture and oils. It doesn't have a focusing motor built-in so won't allow for autofocus on D-SLR models that lack a focusing motor built-in to the body.
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AT-X 107 DX AF Fish-Eye 10-17 mm f/3.5-4.5

LensTip.com
30 September 2007
  • Conclusion: What could we write in the summery? If someone needs an ultra wide-angle zoom, fish-eye type and wants to use it on a small APS-C/DX detector, then there is no other choice than the Tokina. In this situation only a huge test failure would convince clients not to buy it. There was no failure and in many categories the lens achieved very good results.
  • Cons: very poor picture quality for 10 mm, large chromatic aberration especially for the widest angle, visible astigmatism for 10 mm focal length
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Overall 8
7.7
Value for money 9
9.0
Overall quality 5
5.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Tokina AF 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 AT-X DX Fisheye - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
10 September 2007
  • Conclusion: Fisheye lenses are special effect items so the sheer optical quality is not really a primary aspect. However, the Tokina does generally a very good job. It sharp enough for its purpose and the high degree of barrel distortion is naturally a feature to enjoy and not a bug. However, the Tokina lens clearly has some downsides. The primary weaknesses are chromatic aberrations (color shadows at the borders) and, more so, purple fringing (color blooming).
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Tokina AT-X DX 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 Fisheye

ePHOTOzine
31 January 2007
  • Summary: Similar in optical construction to the Pentax 10-17mm lens, this offering from Tokina is well built and feels like it will last. As there is little weight penalty, it is a useful lens for those interested in panographic photography and those with a creative bent.
  • Pros: Good construction and neat finish, Compact, Wide coverage of 180-100° on APS-C
  • Cons: Restricted usefulness, Inability to attach filters, No manual over-ride of AF
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Expert Review

Optyczne.pl
26 February 2008
  • Summary: Co można napisać w podsumowaniu? Jeśli ktoś potrzebuje ultraszerokokątnego zooma klasy "rybie oko" i chce go używać na małej matrycy APS-C/DX, ma w zasadzie do wyboru tylko testowaną Tokinę. W tej sytuacji tylko potężna porażka w naszym teście mogłaby spowodować odradzanie jej zakupu. Porażki nie było, a w wielu kategoriach obiektyw odnotował wyniki bardzo dobre.
  • Pros: ciekawy zakres ogniskowych,, świetna jakość i solidność wykonania,, dobra jakość obrazu centrum kadru dla ogniskowych 14-17 mm,, rozsądnie mała koma,, stosunkowo małe winietowanie,, świetna praca pod ostre światło,, dobra praca autofokusa.
  • Cons: bardzo słaba jakość obrazu dla 10 mm,, duża aberracja chromatyczna szczególnie przy najszerszym kącie,, wyraźny astygmatyzm dla ogniskowej 10 mm.
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Expert Review

Foto.ru
12 March 2007
  • Excerpt: Новый объектив Tokina AT-X 107 DX – фиш-ай подходит для цифровых зеркальных камер с матрицей формата APC-C типа CMOS и CCD. Объективы с таким углом охвата и таким кардинальным изгибом пространства называют также «рыбий глаз». Этот объектив добавит еще одно измерение ваших фото-возможностей.
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