Tokina 11-16: how to control aperture?

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jazzroy1972
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Tokina 11-16: how to control aperture?
Apr 18, 2012

Hi,
many people love and use the Tokina 11-16, but how do they control the aperture?
do they all have the 300$ metabones adapter?

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Re: Tokina 11-16: how to control aperture?
In reply to jazzroy1972, Apr 18, 2012

jazzroy1972 wrote:

Hi,
many people love and use the Tokina 11-16, but how do they control the aperture?
do they all have the 300$ metabones adapter?

You need an adapter that can manually change aperture. My Pentax glass uses a adapter that has a DA designation so all manual and non manual lenses can be used.

If your lens is electronically aperture controlled, than that is a different story, and I don't think it can be done unless you are using Canon lenses and a Metabones adapter.

wll

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In reply to jazzroy1972, Apr 18, 2012

1) What mount?

2) Once that is determined, a search function will pull up your answer. As, believe it or not, this is not a unique question and has been discussed in great length, numerous times.

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Buy a used Sony LA-EA1 ($100) or if you have enough money the LA-EA2 ($300) and use the Tokina 11-16mm for sony/minolta.
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In reply to jazzroy1972, Apr 18, 2012

I have a very reasonably-priced Fotodiox adapter (~$60 from Amazon) that I use to control my Nikon G lenses. There is no indexing for "standard" aperture sizes, but not even the $300+ ones have that!

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In reply to TTdL, Apr 19, 2012

Using this aswell, works well but it's pretty hard to guess which aperture are you on (except for max and min aperture)

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