3rd Party Zooms: Tokina


Nikon® Lenses: The Complete Guide


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3rd Party Zooms: Tokina

Toki no makes a relatively small collection of lenses and I find it very interesting that they've kind of really tried to corner the market in one particular area, so they have gone along with it ni cons naming protocol, which is fx and d x for their full frame and their crop frame sensors, so they really seem to be specializing in wide angle zoom lenses and a lens that I have been recommending for years for the crop frame use or de three thousand five thousand users is this eleven sixteen? It doesn't have much range but that's perfectly ok for this type of wide angle it's got that nice fast aperture and it's a really well built lens and so this was really better than anything that nikon was offering. The closest is the ten to twenty four and it was doing it for much lower of her price. And this at least right now is a particularly good bye because it's just been discontinued and they have a replacement outfor this lens. And so if you want an affordable white angle, lands will built fa...

st aperture highly recommended been very, very popular. The reason they replaced it is they wanted to have a little bit more range and so they increase the range from eleven to twenty and so you're going to pay a little bit of a premium to get that extra range up there, which is not super significant but convenient to have, and so that two point eight is really rare. Nikon does not make a two point eight lens for those crop frame users in this wide angle category, and so I would be perfectly happy using either one of these toki nas over the icons. They also make kind of a junior version that is an f four aperture rather than two point eight, so if you don't need the two point eight, eight aperture, you can save some money, save some size, and this is going to compete more straight on par with the nikon. But look at that price difference, it's coming in at less than half the price of the nikon, and so if you're looking at saving a buck or two or three or several hundred, actually, this would be a great choice. I think I don't think optically it's going to be far behind the nikon it all might be, might be ahead of it. Actually, they did want to make one in the ultra white category for full frame cameras that go very fast aperture down to two point eight once again, on these really fast, wide ones, they're not going to take filters because of the big front element on it. At sixteen, you can get a nikon lands that does take filters at sixteen, but this simplifies the design on it and look at the price they're able to offer this at a much lower price than the equivalent nikon seventeen thirty five, which has the same aperture, not quite as much range and you can't filter it is easy and so there's some things that you give up savings for that for the full frame user, somebody who wants a wide angle lens but just needs an f four, which should be travel, photography, landscape photography in my mind, a good little lens that will do that price savings over the nikon, the eighteen to thirty five would be the competitor on this that little nikon eighteen to thirty five, I think it's just a really good quality lands and might get my attention over this particular toki anna, although that f four aperture is always enticing to have something that over something that's changing, they don't do much in the way of telephoto. But they do have one standard zoom twenty four to seventy two point eight like tamarind in this range, it's mainly here to offer you something similar to nikon at something that is far cheaper in price. And so competing with the older twenty four to seventy without the vibration control it's going to come in at a noticeable price savings almost half the price

Class Description

The world of interchangeable lenses can be both exciting and confusing to all levels of photographers. Nikon® Lenses: The Complete Guide with John Greengo will help you choose the right lens and get the most out of all of your lens investments.

John Greengo is the master of making complex photography concepts easy to understand and in this class, he’ll bring all of your Nikon® DSLR lens options and operations into focus. You’ll learn about:

  • Focal length and aperture
  • Nikon® zoom lenses
  • Which lens accessories to buy
  • Third-party lenses
  • Maintaining a lens system
John will cover the full range of Nikon® lenses, from ultra-wide to super-telephoto, zooms to primes, fisheye to tilt-shift. You’ll learn how to match the lens to your needs and get insights on the best ways to use it.

Whether you are looking to buy a new lens or just want to get the most out of what you already have, John Greengo will help you to become a master of the Nikon® lens.


1Nikon® Lens Class Introduction
2Nikon® Lens Basics
3Focal Length: Angle of View
4Focal Length: Normal Lenses
5Focal Length: Wide Angle Lenses
6Focal Length: Telephoto Lens
7Focal Length Rule of Thumb
8Aperture Basics
9Equivalent Aperture
10Depth of Field
11Maximum Sharpness
13Hyper Focal Distance
14Nikon® Mount Systems
15Nikon® Cine Lenses
16Nikon® Lens Design
17Focusing and Autofocus with Nikon® Lenses
18Nikon® Lens Vibration Reduction
19Image Quality
20Aperture Control and General Info
21Nikon® Standard Zoom Lenses
22Nikon® Super Zoom Lenses
23Nikon® Wide Angle Lenses
24Nikon® Telephoto Zoom Lenses
253rd Party Zooms Overview
263rd Party Zooms: Sigma
273rd Party Zooms: Tamron
283rd Party Zooms: Tokina
1Nikon® Prime Lens: Normal
2Nikon® Prime Lens: Wide Angle
3Nikon® Prime Lens: Ultra-Wide
4Nikon® Prime Lens: Short Telephoto
5Nikon® Prime Lens: Medium Telephoto
6Nikon® Prime Lens: Super Telephoto
73rd Party Primes: Sigma
83rd Party Primes: Zeiss
93rd Party Primes: Samyang
10Lens Accessories: Filters
11Lens Accessories: Lens Hood
12Lens Accessories: Tripod Mount
13Lens Accessories: Extension Tubes
14Lens Accessories: Teleconverters
15Macro Photography
16Nikon® Micro Lens Selection
17Fisheye Lenses
18Tilt Shift Photography Overview
19Tilt Shift Lenses
20Building a Nikon® System
21Making a Choice: Nikon® Portrait Lenses
22Making a Choice: Nikon® Sport Lenses
23Making a Choice: Nikon® Landscape Lenses
24Nikon® Lens Systems
25Lens Maintenance
26Buying and Selling Lenses
27Final Q&A
28What's in the Frame