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Tokina - Will I miss the Tokina?

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Hi everyone, 

 

I've been housing-less for a couple of years now as I was concentrating on topside stuff, but am keen to get restarted underwater again. 

 

Currently, topside I have a Canon 1dx and a 7d2 as backup. I hardly touch the 7d2 as the AF is too 'twitchy' for my liking with fast moving subjects. The IQ of the 1dx also knocks spots off the smaller sensor. 

 

However, I am considering housing the 7d2, and one of the main reasons is being able to use either the Tokina 10-17mm or the Canon 8-15, depending upon how much budget is left over after buying the rest of the gear. Ideally I would like to stick with full frame, but if I do so I fear I will miss the flexibility of a fisheye zoom. 

 

Also, it's likely I'll only be able to afford an 8" dome, but would only plan on using this with a 15mm fisheye. I'll get a macro lens whichever system I go for, so thats not really going to sway my decision much. 

 

I could maybe just about affording to go down the route of swapping the 7d2 for a 5d3 (had one topside previously and really liked it). 

 

The only way I could go for the 5d iv would be to sell my 1dx and I'm not sure thats a great idea with the stuff I shoot topside - could be convinced though!

 

As an outside option I would consider going with Nikon if a good price could be had, but I am happy with my current workflow with DPP4 and photoshop, so there would have to be a significant reason - much better dynamic range or similar.

 

So, the main question - am I likely to really miss a fisheye zoom?

 

thanks in advance

 

Mike

Edited by pooley, Today, 01:40 PM.
Date: Feb 1, 2017    Labels: Tokina


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