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  1. #1 Tokina 11-16mm Nikon mount test shots 
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    I posted this over at the Blackmagic forum and thought it might be worth sharing it here.

    There have been many reports that the Canon mount Tokina 11-16mm lens does not focus to infinty so I wanted to check my Nikon mount version on the BMCC.

    On Friday between a few production meeting I got a chance to shoot some test footage with the Tokina 11-16mm Nikon mount.

    Nothing scientific and the conditions were typical for London in the winter with a light mist/haze.

    I shot the same scene with the Carl Zeiss ZF.2 to uses as reference. On the Tokina was turned to full infinity and then back just a touch. I'm happy with the result from the Tokina. Shot wide open and then again at about f8.

    As I was shooting with a simple set-up exposure was controlled with L.W.C. Fader-ND MKII. Exposure was based on the in camera zebras. I set them to 100% and then used the Fader-ND to lower the exposure until no zebras were visible (except the sun it's self).

    A few DNGs can be downloaded here, includes notes:
    https://dl.dropbox.c...Tokina_test.zip

    I've also uploaded 13 DNG's (single frames from 13 different shots) includes a few shots that were not in the original zip file. Grab them here:
    https://dl.dropbox.com/u/6460491/BMCC_DNGs.zip

    Attached images are simple grades done in Lightroom just for reference. Download the DNGs and have a play.
    Tokina_11mm_f2_8.jpg
    Tokina at 11mm f2.8

    Tokina_16mm_f2_8.jpg
    Tokina at 16mm f2.8

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    Carl Zeiss ZF.2 35mm at f2
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    Great looking shots! Thanks so much for these DNGs!

    Still bummed my EF Tokina 11-16 is a no go on the BMC... damn.
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    And... with no manual iris on the Nikon Tokina, assuming it's a non-starter unless the plan is wide open all the time?
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    just a use a G mount adapter and you have full control of the iris, manually of coarse.
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    And... with no manual iris on the Nikon Tokina, assuming it's a non-starter unless the plan is wide open all the time?
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    Adam, that Carl Zeiss 35mm f2 shot with the bridge and boats is gorgeous and ethereal, fully expect this moment of perfect quietude to be broken suddenly by James Bond in a speedboat or dropping into the water from an unseen plane.
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    Decided to give it a go. Can't wait to get my hands on this thing.
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    Thanks Rick. There is something special about that thin mist/smog that sits over London on a cold winters afternoon.
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