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Postby Trace » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:45 pm

Anyone have any experience using the Tokina 35mm underwater? If so what are the pros / cons with it?
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Postby bvanant » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:04 am

As a fish portrait lens it is killer. Great field of view and quite sharp. Compared to the 60 or 100 macro lenses for macro though it has the problem that the 1:1 distance is quite small and it will be a giant pain to light stuff for 1:1. Behind a small dome it may be really nice but I haven't tried it that way.

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Postby maggieD » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:00 am

Hi Tracy,

I'm wondering, are you looking for a mid-range lens? Scott ( my husband)has the Sigma 17-70 that he uses for an all around lens. When I was looking for one I looked at the Nikor 18-55 but it was pricey. Scott bought me a Tamron 17-50 mm 2.8 throughout for Xmas. It was a great surprise. It is quite a bit less expensive than the Nikon lens. We had to cannibalize a focus gear for the lens. But a plastic gear sleeve from ikelite works both for my husbands sigma and my tamron after grinding to match the gears. Not the same gear sleeve btw.
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My photography may leave something to be desired but the lens is pretty good and I'm happy with it. For what it's worth!!
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Postby TomR1 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:55 pm

The 17/70 is indeed a killer "general purpose" lens.
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