The Tokina AT-X 107 NH is a fish-eye lens that gives the digital photographer an approximate 180° field of view with dramatic curvature of field or fish-eye effect. The AT-X 107 NH only differs from the AT-X 107 DX in that the built-in hood as been removed allowing for a wider image area and more coverage on full-frame sensor (FX) cameras.*
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 designin order to make the lens more compact, light-weight and faster focusing.
*Full corner to corner image can be achieved on an FX camera between approx. 14.5-17MM, at 10-14MM there is a semi-circular view."
This is the best fisheye lens I've ever used. It's amazing on a cropped camera, and at certain focal lengths its nice on a full frame. The fact that it can zoom is a nice feature that allows a lot of creativity. Underwater is where this lens REALLY shines! One of my overall favorite things about this lens is how close it can focus... You can take really creative super wide macro type shots that no other lens that I know of can match. The only thing I would change from an engineering perspective, would be to make this a fixed f/2.8 aperture lens, but then again you don't really want big apertures on fisheyes anyway. Get this lens, you'll love it!
Full corner to corner image can be achieved on an FX camera between approx. 14.5-17MM depending on the camera model, at 10-14MM there is a semi-circular view. I am using this with a 9" underwater dome for wide angle, whale sharks, dolphins etc.
This lens is Awesome! I would recomend it to anyone!
Not a bad lens but not as good as new canon 8-15mm. Built nicely and performed well while i had it. I had no major issues with it, id recoment it for any intermediate photographers with an aps-c cam. Definately afordable and reliable.
I use it sparingly as it's a nice effect for 2 or 3 images during a wedding such as room/table shots, church shots, large group shots (but too many would be overkill). It's also fun for funky landscapes.
Strictly u/w photography - works well on wide angle under water shots. It is suppose to work on macro photos as well - will try this next time I dive. It covers a very wide area and is easy to use. I use it on Canon 50D camera in a SeaSea housing. This lens is suppose to work with other models as well - suggest you check with camera manufacturer to make sure it will work on other models.
I bought this lens mainly for underwater use, after a web research in wich I found excelents reviews. I have the nikkor fisheye 16 and wanted to recover the angle I lost in using this lens in DX format camera. For underwater it is great to have the posibility to go from a 10 mm fisheye to a super wide 17 in the same dive. The pictures resulting after many dives are beautiful in terms of color and sharpness. I also took some videos with the Nikon D7000 and the result is excelent. For topside photography I found it also great. If you use it in 17 mm the usual curved lines of the fisheye are minimal so you can use it as a super wide angle also.
I use this for that "different look", in HDR, Sports, and weddings.
I use this lens mostly for underwater inside an underwater housing connected to my D300. I really like the coverage. Fast focus.
Great UW lens for my Canon 7D- I use it in an Aquatica housing.