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17mm SL-17 F 3.5
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17mm SL-17 F 3.5


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: 17mm SL-17 F 3.5

Manufacturer: Tokina

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Page By: GuitarWIzard

Created/Edited: May 6, 2002 / May 6, 2002

Object ID: 278

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Superwide: (103 degree) Sees more than the human eye. Sophisticated: When you need a vast depth-of-field for special effects, or get a perfect view of a land or city-scape, it's a cinch with this lens. Technical Achievement: Minimum distortion without sacrificing definition or color balance.

To fit Minolta, Nikon, Pentax, Canon & Yashica

Optical Construction: 11 Elements / 9 Groups
Diagonal Angle of View: 103°40'
Closest Focus Distance from Film Plane 0.25m (0.82ft)
Aperture Range: f/3.5-f/16
Filter Size: 67mm
Diameter: 70mm (2.7")
Length: 49.2mm (1.9")
Weight: 305g (10.7oz)
Lens Hood: RH722


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GuitarWIzardUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

My newest lens (just got it last week). I am currently testing it, so I will update this review regarding image quality later. However, it is an extremely lightweight and small lens. As you can probably tell by now with all the Tokina lenses I've added, I'm a big fan. They offer outstanding glass at very reasonable prices. Finding a 17mm lens at $225 (brand new and not "grey" market) is a pretty good deal in my book. I could've spent another $150 for an AF version (the AT-X version of this lens), but I really don't see the point of having an AF super-wide angle lens....don't need it. Will update this soon (hopefully) regarding the image quality. However, the focusing is awesome on this....it's a little "firm", which makes it easier. Stay tuned...
Posted May 6, 2002 2:04 pm

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