sold my tokina 16-28, got the new nikon 18-35

Started Apr 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
jfk Veteran Member • Posts: 3,045
Re: sold my tokina 16-28, got the new nikon 18-35

Bohemien wrote:

Coming from the Tokina 12-24 on DX, I bought the 18-35 along with the D600. I never really got the hang of the Tokina, *when* it delivered it produced some great shots at 12mm, but I never left it on the D90 for walkaround. The 18-35 is different, I really like it as a wide walkaround lens so far.

I only haven't found a way to get the extreme corners sharp even at f/8, but I didn't expect it. It's sharp and has good contrast, I like it at all focal lengths, and it even has nice OOF rendering for an UWA zoom, I think.

One example from yesterday (more and "test shots" showing the bokeh on my flickr stream):

Three Trees on flickr

You might check for front or back focus.  When I first tested the 18-35 on my D600 the corners and a bit of the sides where not sharp.  Had to fine tune the lens to a +8,  then everything really sharpened up.


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