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  1. #6141
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    Re: Post your latest purchases.

    Just purchased the Tokina 11-20 f2.8. I had enough points at Adorama to get an additional $30 off, which covered most of the taxes. Free shipping and includes 1 year drop and spill from my VIP account. So, we shall see how it works out at my astrophotography workshop in September.


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    "Connected to the universe by way of the star-stuff within"


    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100
    Sigma 300mm f2.8, Sigma 150-600mm DG Contemporary, Sigma 50-150mm f2.8
    Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
    Nikkor Nifty-Fifty
    Tokina 11-20mm f2.8
    Bogen tripod with a missing screw and Bogen pistol grip that is eternally stuck on it.
    Manfrotto tripod with 3-axis Bogen head that is rusted stiff and drifts. About to be replaced.



  2. #6142
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    Re: Post your latest purchases.

    Great choice Dawg. I am sure you will be happy with the Tokina.
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    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

  3. #6143
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    Re: Post your latest purchases.

    Congratulations @Dawg Pics on your new Tokina. Look forward to seeing the Astro pics.
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    Peter

    D500
    D7100
    Tokina 11-16 f2.8
    Nikon 85mm 1.8G
    Nikon 300mm F4 AF-S
    Sigma 150-600c
    Lee filters
    My Flickr account - https://www.flickr.com/people/peter-young/

  4. #6144
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    Re: Post your latest purchases.

    @Dawg Pics - even though the Tokina is a DX lens and the Tamron you considered is an FX lens, personally I think the Tokina is a better choice in its design. Comparing images of both lenses, the Tamron has a more bulbous front element than the Tokina. Due to that, I wouldn't be surprised if the Tamron has more lens flare, and since you are looking for nightscapes, I'm not sure how well it would perform in comparison to the Tokina. If you will be taking nighttime city scenes, undoubtedly there will be lots of lights.

    Plus the Tokina is equivalent to around 16.5mm of an FX lens whereas the Tamron on a DX body is equivalent to 22.5mm. So the Tokina will yield a wider view and might be very useful for astrophotography as Peter7100 mentioned.

    Looking forward to seeing images taken with it.
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    Cindy - D750, D500, D7200
    My 2021 Thread

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  5. #6145
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    Re: Post your latest purchases.

    @hark I will definitely put it through some testing to see how it performs. Consideration of lens properties is new to me, so lots to learn. �� I am glad I asked about the Tamron, there was lots to consider that I didn't think of.
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    "Connected to the universe by way of the star-stuff within"


    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100
    Sigma 300mm f2.8, Sigma 150-600mm DG Contemporary, Sigma 50-150mm f2.8
    Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
    Nikkor Nifty-Fifty
    Tokina 11-20mm f2.8
    Bogen tripod with a missing screw and Bogen pistol grip that is eternally stuck on it.
    Manfrotto tripod with 3-axis Bogen head that is rusted stiff and drifts. About to be replaced.

  6. #6146
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    Re: Post your latest purchases.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg Pics View Post
    @hark I will definitely put it through some testing to see how it performs. Consideration of lens properties is new to me, so lots to learn. �� I am glad I asked about the Tamron, there was lots to consider that I didn't think of.
    Since the Tokina is so wide, I would suggest not using a CP filter. What happens is only a portion of the sky will be affected so the sky will look kind of splotchy (at least on the wide end). But the nice thing is it looks like the lens has threads for a front filter - and if you decide to try an ND filter, just make sure to purchase a slim one. Otherwise, you will probably get vignetting. It's possible you might experience that at the very widest end, but I doubt you would if you zoomed a little.
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    Cindy - D750, D500, D7200
    My 2021 Thread

    Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art
    -- Leonardo da Vinci



  7. #6147
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    Re: Post your latest purchases.

    Post your latest purchases.
    I figured it was time for a new strap...

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    wev

    d500
    d5300 x 2
    Tamron 150-600 G2/5-6.3, Tamron 18-400mm/3.5-6.3, Tamron 90mm/2.8 macro
    Nikon 18-55mm/3.6-5.6, Nikon 55-200mm/4-5.6
    Nikon 35mm/1.8, Nikon 50mm/1.8
    Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT tripod, CP324 monopod
    SBH 100 ball head, PH 32 pan head
    SB-700 Speedlight

  8. #6148
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    Re: Post your latest purchases.

    Post your latest purchases.
    I purchased a 3-stop ND filter made by Breakthrough Photography. It's the x2 version which is a little less expensive than the x4. Although I have a couple ND filters for 82mm (to go with a lens I no longer use), I don't want to use a step up ring. This way I can still use my lens hood and have a dedicated 77mm ND filter.

    I need to make sure I register the filter within 30 days. Supposedly they have a very generous warranty period but only if the filters are registered. And yes they each have a serial number.

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    Cindy - D750, D500, D7200
    My 2021 Thread

    Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art
    -- Leonardo da Vinci



  9. #6149
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    Re: Post your latest purchases.

    I bought and use Breakthrough Photography filters, I think I have 5 or 6 of them and I have been happy with their performance, but I refuse to register them. What a horrible business practice. "Our name is all over the thing, but we will only cover damage to our filter if our filter breaks from manufacturer defects but only if you have registered the filter through our company and only within the first 30 days after purchase." SMH. It's a 25 year warranty that will not cover damage done to the camera or the lens caused by their filter, only the filter itself so unless you're dropping some serious coin on said filter, I see it as a waste of time. I like buying from and supporting USA companies, but what a ridiculous warranty!
    @hark
    Use caution when spinning these filters into place, don't over tighten. The difference between X2 & X4 is not just in the layers of protective coatings on each side of the filter, the X4 is made out of brass and the X2 is aluminum. Brass threads will not stick, aluminum has a tendency to stick and can be impossible to remove. I've had one X2 get close to becoming a permanent fixture on a lens, but I used the ol' fat rubber band trick and a bit of patience to get the dang thing off!
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    Camera- Z6, D800, D7500, D40x
    Zoom Lenses-
    Z- 14-30 f4, 24-70 f4
    DX- Tokina 11-16 f2.8, Sigma A 18-35 f1.8, Nikon 18-140 f3.5-5.6
    FX- Tamron 15-30 f2.8, Nikon 35-70 f2.8, Nikon 80-200 f2.8, Nikon 24-120 f4, Nikon AF-P 70-300 f4.5-5.6 Sigma C 150-600 f5-6.3
    Prime Lenses- Nikon 50 f1.8g, Tamron 85 f1.8, Tokina 100 f2.8, Rokinon HD 8 f3.5

  10. #6150
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    Re: Post your latest purchases.

    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedThrottle View Post
    I bought and use Breakthrough Photography filters, I think I have 5 or 6 of them and I have been happy with their performance, but I refuse to register them. What a horrible business practice. "Our name is all over the thing, but we will only cover damage to our filter if our filter breaks from manufacturer defects but only if you have registered the filter through our company and only within the first 30 days after purchase." SMH. It's a 25 year warranty that will not cover damage done to the camera or the lens caused by their filter, only the filter itself so unless you're dropping some serious coin on said filter, I see it as a waste of time. I like buying from and supporting USA companies, but what a ridiculous warranty!
    @hark
    Use caution when spinning these filters into place, don't over tighten. The difference between X2 & X4 is not just in the layers of protective coatings on each side of the filter, the X4 is made out of brass and the X2 is aluminum. Brass threads will not stick, aluminum has a tendency to stick and can be impossible to remove. I've had one X2 get close to becoming a permanent fixture on a lens, but I used the ol' fat rubber band trick and a bit of patience to get the dang thing off!
    The thing is I don't think their filters are warrantied if someone buys one used. At least that's the way I understood their intention. Thanks for the heads-up on the metal. I will rethink this and might consider opting for the x4 as I'm very familiar with filters that stick (I usually keep a fat rubber band with the filter's box as a precaution). And I'm definitely looking for long-term use with the filter - to use outdoors for portraits instead of opting for HSS.
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    Cindy - D750, D500, D7200
    My 2021 Thread

    Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art
    -- Leonardo da Vinci







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