Tokina 10-17mm fisheye lens possibly being discontinued

Tokina 10-17mm fisheye lens possibly being discontinued

Not good for underwater photographers


I've been hearing rumors that the Tokina 10-17mm fisheye lens is being discontinued. First from the owner of an underwater camera shop, then someone posted the same info as a comment on my website, saying a camera shop told them in was being discontinued.


Diving with a new lens

Underwater Photography - trying out a new lens and creative techniques


Diving on the dive boat Giant Stride out of Marina rey dey for 3 dives, I thought to myself, macro, super-macro or wide-angle? Those are usually my only three choices, but today I decided for something out of the ordinary - mid-range!


I brought out my $100 nikon 18-55mm lens, large dome port, +2 hoya diopter, and my zoom ring from my tokina 10-17mm fisheye lens. The zoom ring was a little large for the 18-55mm lens, but after putting a little velcro on the lens, the zoom ring fit fairly well.


You can read my Nikon 18-55mm lens review.


A mid-range zoom lens gave me the perfect chance to try out some more creative underwater photography techniques. I used a dSLR camera, but many of these techniques like panning and slow shutter speed can work with a compact camera also.


blacksmith fish, panning technique

Blacksmith fish in motion. F11, 1/5th shutter speed