Great versatile lens for the money giving options to the photographer.
28 June 2014
Summary: I really enjoy this lens. I was looking for something to give me a very wide angle and this lens does the job. It is versatile in the sense that if positioned correctly keeping the horizon centered in the lens you can minimize the fish eye effect if you are doing landscape shots. This is what I do. Of course you can position it again to get the maximum fish eye effect for those unique shots as well. This lens is a great value and the perfect size.
Excerpt: This is an all around great fisheye lens. I had debated between this lens and the Nikon 10.5mm fisheye. I chose this one at the last minute due to the zoom. Your not stuck at a fixed focal length. I am not new to photography but I am new when it comes to using fisheye lenses. I am still learning and having a blast with this lens. It has some amount of CA (depending on focal length) which can easily be fixed in post processing. Personally that does not bother me.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I own the original canon 15mm and this lens. This is better. At least the equal optically, you can actually cheat this thing down on a full frame camera and get wider - down to about 14mm before the blades show. Or go wider and show the blades. An interesting well built great performer. I am a full-time pro shooter using it on a 1dx and 5d3.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Summary: Despite what the description says, this lens should not be used with a full frame sensor: the built-in hood blocks a large portion of the image. The hood has to be sawed, for instance like that: http://michel.thoby.free.fr/Tokina_10_17/Shaving_the_hood/Wim_method.html I'm returning it.
Excerpt: I use this in my underwater housing for Marine photos and above ground for architecture and landscapes. I bought this lens as a replacement for the first one. I purchased after that set of gear was stolen in a smash and grab burglary of my car. Only drawback is the field of view is so wide that you have to be careful to keep your toes out of the shot.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: The Tokina lens is a great buy for a reasonable price compared to the canon lens of the same type. I have recently used this lens with my canon T3i and on camera speedlite nothing else. The real estate pictures came out great using this fish eye lens.The Tokina lens performed well in manual & automatic mode with no problems. I have posted some pictures using the Tokina fish eye lens. Judge for yourself. I would recommend this lens for those like me, on a budget.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus