7 votes

Is Tokina "Exchangeable" lens compatible with both Nikon & Canon DSLRs?

Tokina does not, actually, label or market this as an "Exchangeable" lens. This is something wonky with Amazon's data entry, and makes me suspicious of the listing as a whole. See the actual official ...
mattdm's user avatar
  • 143k
5 votes

Which lens is better for concert photography: Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM or Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8?

A Canon 50mm f/1.8 prime lens is quite decent for taking portraits from close proximity. The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 is a wide-angle lens and would give you significant results when taking the picture of ...
ValyriA's user avatar
  • 83
5 votes
Accepted

How do these three 100-300mm lenses for Canon EF mount compare?

All three of these lenses are older designs from almost thirty years ago at the infancy of the autofocus era that gave birth to the Canon EOS platform. With lenses in the same basic class that are ...
Michael C's user avatar
  • 175k
5 votes
Accepted

What is this lever for on the lens mount? (F-mount, not aperture lever)

The extra lever is the "Maximum Aperture Indexing Lever" or "Lens Speed Indexing Lever". It was added on some AI-S lenses to transmit the maximum aperture information to the camera body. It was only ...
Mike Sowsun's user avatar
  • 12.2k
4 votes
Accepted

Tokina AT-X 120 Pro DX AF 11-20mm f/2.8 vs Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro DX

There the same lens with the name written differently. Most times this is a simple mistake when transcribing a name from the manufacturer. Lens names are complex and indeed look quite similar and ...
Itai's user avatar
  • 103k
4 votes
Accepted

Tokina AT-X-Pro 28-70mm F2.6-2.8 getting the lens to f2.6 on Nikon D700

f/2.6 is one-fourth stop less than f/2.8. Your Nikon D700 only displays apertures in one-third stop increments. The next widest f-number past f/2.8 it displays is f/2.5 Even when the lens is set to f/...
Michael C's user avatar
  • 175k
4 votes

Is Tokina "Exchangeable" lens compatible with both Nikon & Canon DSLRs?

That Tokina lens is offered in either the Canon EF mount or Nikon F mount, and will fit Nikon DX cameras - of which your D500 is one. The lens mounts are not swappable - as in, a Canon EF mount lens ...
OnBreak.'s user avatar
  • 20.5k
4 votes

How do I get my Canon 70D to detect my Tokina AT-X 400mm lens?

I'm surprised AF works with the 6D! That lens was discontinued at least a decade ago. Being that it does work on the 6D, though, it is disappointing that it doesn't also work on the 70D. Both the 6D ...
Michael C's user avatar
  • 175k
2 votes

tokina at-x pro 100mm f/2.8 macro for Nikon - aperture automatically changes while in manual mode

As the others have alluded to here, the aperture number (aka. f-stop) indicated on the physical aperture ring only indicates the effective aperture when focused in the non-macro range - i.e. at ...
HamishKL's user avatar
  • 679
2 votes
Accepted

How do I get my Canon 70D to detect my Tokina AT-X 400mm lens?

What should I check / examine / investigate to get this working on my 70D? I'd start by cleaning the contacts on the lens. You know that the lens works because it works on a 6D. While it's certainly ...
Caleb's user avatar
  • 31.7k
2 votes

Which lens is better for concert photography: Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM or Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8?

Both lenses are better for concert photography. It just depends on what type of concert it is, what the lighting conditions are, what your position is in relation to the performers, and most ...
Michael C's user avatar
  • 175k
2 votes
Accepted

"Photographs cannot be taken" with manual lens and wireless triggers with off-camera flash

Based on experience with non-identical but similar hardware, I would suspect you have the controller set to TTL. For a manual lens, you need to be in Manual mode on the controller, on all groups, ...
Tetsujin's user avatar
  • 23.3k
1 vote

Zhiyun Weebill Lab with Tokina 11-20mm?

Spec says it holds 3kg. Put your camera+lens+ND filter on your kitchen scale and check. My EOS70D and my heaviest lens (a 120-400mm) total 2.5kg, so your is likely well below this. The gimbal seems to ...
xenoid's user avatar
  • 21.3k
1 vote
Accepted

How do the Zeiss Batis 18mm f/2.8 and Tokina Firin 20mm f/2.0 AF compare for astrophotography?

You probably don't want to use noise reduction in astrophotography as the algorithms may consider stars as noise! Typically, when choosing a lens for astrophotography, you want short focal length and ...
juhist's user avatar
  • 6,760
1 vote

Tokina 100mm Macro f2.8 D wont autofocus on a Nikon D7500

Actually, I have fixed the problem, I actually pushed down the lens a bit when mounting it on the body, kind of like what I do with an aps-c Canon body and its EF lenses but that was the reason it ...
randomphotog's user avatar
1 vote

Tokina 100mm Macro f2.8 D wont autofocus on a Nikon D7500

This lens does not have an autofocus motor in the lens. It must use the AF motor in the camera body to drive the lens focus. Make sure the lens’s push-pull AF switch, and the camera’s AF switch are ...
Mike Sowsun's user avatar
  • 12.2k
1 vote

Tokina 100mm Macro f2.8 D wont autofocus on a Nikon D7500

Likely this is because you haven't switched on "autofocus" on the lens itself, move the slide from MF to AF: Move the slide from MF to AF
Matthew's user avatar
  • 366
1 vote

Focus accuracy on new Tokina 11-20. Expected or defect?

The phase detection sensors used for viewfinder autofocus have limited resolution. Ultra wide angle lenses make everything appear very small and thus subjects are frequently beyond what the sensor can ...
Cobra_Fast's user avatar
1 vote

Focus accuracy on new Tokina 11-20. Expected or defect?

It is within the realm of possibility that the lens is back focusing. To confirm this and measure exactly to what degree, though, the target and distance scales need to be properly aligned with the ...
Michael C's user avatar
  • 175k
1 vote

How do I get my Canon 70D to detect my Tokina AT-X 400mm lens?

Because Canon doesn't license its mount or give the internal details of the electronic communication to third parties, nearly everyone has to reverse engineer the mount communication signals. So this ...
inkista's user avatar
  • 52.1k
1 vote

tokina at-x pro 100mm f/2.8 macro for Nikon - aperture automatically changes while in manual mode

That sounds like normal behavior for macros (and even some telephotos I've noticed). My Tokina 100mm does the same thing. As you get closer to your subject and focus closer to the lens the aperture ...
Chris Stillwell's user avatar
1 vote

tokina at-x pro 100mm f/2.8 macro for Nikon - aperture automatically changes while in manual mode

Like most macro lenses, the f/2.8 aperture is only for large distances. As you get closer, the actual aperture of the lens changes. It's just how macro lenses work. http://www.kenrockwell.com/...
D. Jurcau's user avatar
  • 881

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible