New Tokina 14-20 f2 - Speedbooster candidate?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by tkbslc, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

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  2. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
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    With a Metabones Speedbooster, the combo would go over 1kg... not exactly easy to wield on m43 bodies.
  3. Turbofrog

    Turbofrog Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 21, 2014
    Useful for some things, still. Especially if it's on a tripod for astrophotography.

    Still, 20mm equivalent isn't really wide enough for the kind of astro I do, so it remains an interesting footnote of a lens for me. Speedboosting a 10mm/2.8 is more appealing, even if giving up a stop of light compared to the Tokina, since with the wider focal length you can also keep your shutter open longer without star trailing...
  4. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
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    Should be no heavier and significantly shorter than the 40-150/2.8. So long as you support the combo properly (left hand takes most of the weight), it should be fine.
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  5. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Well I guess you can use all the nice comparable alternatives that are lighter. Oh wait, there aren't any - it's a 10mm f1.4 zoom!! :)
  6. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Wow - that's a very short zoom range. Wonder who it will appeal to?
  7. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    On APS-C DSLR has very few wide and fast prime options. This is kind of like 2 primes in one.