Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 Fish Eye

Last updated (28 December’12):
– Review by Photozone

The Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 Fish Eye features 10-17mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/3.5-4.5. The lens construction has 10 elements in 8 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 180 degrees with Closest focusing distance at 5.5 in. (14 cm). The Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 Fish Eye lens weighs 12.3 oz. (350g) and it measures 2.75 in. (70mm) in diameter and 2.79 in. (71.1mm) long.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 Fish Eye Reviews

Photozone reviews the Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 Fish Eye and writes;
“It sharp enough for its purpose and the high degree of barrel distortion is naturally a feature to enjoy and not a bug. However, the Tokina lens clearly has some downsides. The primary weaknesses are chromatic aberrations (color shadows at the borders) and, more so, purple fringing (color blooming). Lateral CAs can be reduced easily via imaging tools..”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Ephotozine reviews the Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 Fish Eye and writes;
“Resolution at the centre of the frame is quite good and peaks with the lens stopped down just a notch with chromatic aberrations surprisingly well controlled across the full extent of the frame. Performance is best at the shorter focal length but the drop in resolution is minimal as the focal length increases. Flare, which is often a bugbear with this type of optic, is well controlled and ghosting is almost impossible to induce, a good omen..”
rating: N/A

User Opinions

Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 Fish Eye User Reviews

Awesome APS-C Wide angle
“I use it in conjunction with the Canon 17-55, and it really helps me get in shots of rooms or landscapes. Also, the fisheye effect is a really fun, albeit limited, bonus. Additionally, the minimum focusing distance of this lens is superb.” – By N.K.
Rating: ★★★★★

Great Lens
“I had this for a couple of weeks now. The lens seems very well built (Made in Japan). I use it with Canon T2i. The quality of the images is superb. I actually got rid of my Tamron 10-24 which I liked a lot because the quality and the crisp images this lens produces are just so much better and sharper.” – By the hotshot
Rating: ★★★★★

Tokina 10-17mm DX af Nikon F mount | Rating: ★★★★★
“There’s not too many fisheyes on the market that have a variable focal length of 10-17mm with AF. It’s a great fisheye effect even with the 1.5X crop factor on some DSLRs like the D200, and even cooler when you can zoom to 17mm with the same lens, and take a photo with only a little barrel distortion.” – by Dustin M. Peterson

I love this lens | Rating: ★★★★★
“Great lens for anyone who wants a fisheye effect. Happily, if you don’t want a fisheye, you can adjust the focus so the picture has a wide-angle — but isn’t distorted. Great product. “ – by G. W. Volk

the best for the price | Rating: ★★★★☆
“It is the best fisheye for the price the quality is 100% color and every thing. I had fun using it fast focus I recommend it for every one..” – by talal Wotaid

I love this lens | Rating: ★★★★★
“The lens is WIDE. At 10mm, I can easily take a picture of a room and have all 4 walls in the photo. At 17mm, you have a good wide angle with minimal barrel distortion. Various defishing programs can convert the wide angle shots, even at 10mm, into good looking rectilinear images..” – by Mathew Thompson

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Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 Fish Eye User Manual (PDF)

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Features & Specifications

Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 Fish Eye Specifications

The new Tokina AT-X 107 DX is a full-frame fish-eye lens that gives the photographer a 180&Mac176; field of view with dramatic curvature of field or “fish-eye” effect. With this lens an entire view or vista can be captured, wider than the human eye can see. The AT-X 107 opens an entirely new dimension of photography.

The front element of the AT-X 107 DX has a newly formulated WR or “Water Repellent” optical coating on the glass. This new coating makes marks such as spots left by water or finger-prints much easier to clean than standard multi-coating.**

The rear optical group of the lens contains 1 SD (Super-Low Dispersion) glass element to reduce the number of elements (pieces of glass) in the optical design in order to make the lens more compact, light-weight and faster focusing.

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