Tokina 11-16: how to control aperture?

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jazzroy1972 Regular Member • Posts: 172
Tokina 11-16: how to control aperture?

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?

wll Veteran Member • Posts: 4,821
Re: Tokina 11-16: how to control aperture?

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

electronbee Contributing Member • Posts: 668
Two things...

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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Re: Tokina 11-16: how to control aperture?

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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TTdL New Member • Posts: 2
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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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Ryan_Valiente Regular Member • Posts: 130
Re: Tokina 11-16: how to control aperture?

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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swoop22 New Member • Posts: 6
Re: Tokina 11-16: how to control aperture?

I have this same issue (as well as another significant one in which no one seems to have a response 😉 http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/56507436)

I have this lens on a Sony LA-EA2 and an a5100 and wish I could control the aperture (or at least the function in fully auto mode where you can focus/defocus the background)...

Anyone?

Thank you.

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