A creative approach to nature photography provided by this ultra-wide-angle zoom
By David Willis
The AT-X 107 DX AF also has a convenient autofocus-to-manual-focus switch ergonomically built in at the base of the lens, which was easy to find when I did feel the need to change to manual focus quickly. To reduce sun glare, there’s an internal hood, as a thread-on lens hood would block the angle of vision in a fish-eye lens, and the AT-X 107 DX AF feels very light at 12.3 ounces.
Tokina also has added a newly formulated WP coating for easier water spot and fingerprint mark removal. This came in handy for me, as I did some coastal shooting, and had to get pretty close to the spray of the surf in order to get a shot with more ocean and less beach.
Tokina developed the AT-X 107 DX AF 10-17mm ƒ/3.5-4.5 for APS-C sensors, and currently it’s available in mounts for Canon EOS and Nikon digital SLRs. Estimated Street Price: $525.
[ Specs Of Note ] Lens Construction: 10 elements in 8 groups Min. Focus Distance: 14cm Angle Of View: 180 degrees to approximately 100 degrees Mounts: Canon EOS, Nikon-D APS-C-sized sensors only Aperture Range: Approx. ƒ/3.5 to ƒ/22 Weight: 12.3 ounces
1180-degree angle of view with dramatic curvature 2Rotary-type zooming system on a fish-eye lens 3Focus Clutch Mechanism for quick auto-to-manual focusing 4WP (waterproof) anti-spotting coating