Now I am re-researching it cos I read about it ages ago and can't exactly remember xD. Oh yeah oops it's actually a technique you do using a "pinhole camera" and it can make the edges of the photo look darker, [link] that's an example of it, yeah in lots of his photos he uses the pinhole technique. here's a link about it if you're interested: [link]
Tokina has been shipped to my Sister actually, not two days ago. She's been without any camera for about two years (can't afford any new systems..is taking care of four kids!) so I sent it to her along with my 50D so she could take pictures this christmas. I know you were supposed to buy it a while back when we could both do the deal but I also thought you had lost interest in the intervening months. You disappeared for a while!
lol That's ok She's your family anyway ,I'd rather her have it than me ! I still don't have the cash for it anyway I've been discussing it with my Mom anyway and she keeps talking about "Well what if you get a full frame?Then it won't work right".I'm like MOM I'm never getting a full frame haha She got me a 7D for Xmas year before last and my 100mm 2.8 last year though.I really hope she doesn't get any too generous ideas,not that I wouldn't want a full frame but I don;t deserve that kind of gift with the financial hardship it would cause her.Momma has a point though.Are you using the Canon 10-22 (I think) now? How's it working for you ? I also never really disappear even though it appears that way,I just go quiet(aka get moody and overwhelmed lol) or don't check things as often
Well...It DOES work on full frame, but while shooting it on full frame the thought is always in the back of your head "DAMN the 16-35 canon would be a dream right about now." She does have a point (If you do ever want to move up to full frame, or the money is there, it is a dream to have EF or L lenses sitting around to do that sensor justice) and it does take some extreme quality glass to do full justice to the MK II sensor. Even the Tokina never came close to pulling the true resolution. Whether you go full frame or not sometime, I think high quality lenses trump even that. With some exceptions I pretty much only go for L lenses (right now on my "to get" list is the 135 2.0L and the 16-35 lol) but will likely have to wait till my tax return to get one of them.
It's an expensive ass occupation/hobby unless you want to sell prints or do portrait work in your locale Right now I have my 24-105 4.0L and my 400 5.6L and we share the same 100mm macro Missing are my Tokina and my broken 50 1.4 *cries openly like a little girl*
Lurker! I understand...I've gone on haitus myself from specific sites lol. Well in any case good to see you around again
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I've been drooling at that lens for some time now. In my oppinion (without having tried it)one of the best lenses ever! The high quality of your images combined with the high MP sensor on your Camera just had to a combination of the two
Ha! I can testify to that...It is a great lens through and through. I would highly recommend it as I shot basically all of my super wide angle images here with it. And to boot...All on a sensor it wasn't even meant for! But it works, more or less, at 16mm (and 16mm only...I mean you can shoot wider on the full frame but you'll have a "circular crop," as it were. It is just as amazing on the aps-c sensors it was intended for...Funny I just sold my 50D and Tokina to start a fund for a 16-35 2.8L and eventuallty a new backup 7D.