Crisis? What crisis? Or do I have one? Fact is, that this lens does not inspire me at all. Not on normal, bright early summer days.
I can really blame it on the long minimum focusing distance. While I can do magic things with the Sigma 20/1.8, a much longer lens, everything that I do with this Tokina 11-16/2.8 comes out boring. It’s not that I want to sell it, but I wouldn’t recommend it either. At least not to someone who shares my lust for exotic lenses 🙂
Again: this is a good lens. In fact it’s a marvelous lens. It is only that it currently bores me to death.
At the moment I am on the train to Carinthia, tomorrow I’ll have to work a little in the apartment, but then I’ll be on a short two-day trip to Italy. I will stay for a night in a hotel by the sea. Let’s have a look at how the Tokina performs in a more traditional landscape environment. We’ll see.
Oh, by the way, I’m writing this on the new laptop and it’s positively a pleasure. And the probably coolest effect is: I’m finally down to a single backpack, my trusty Lowepro Rover Plus AW. It’s pretty full, and when it’s full, it’s heavy, even with the new Vaio, but on the other hand, I am carrying a DSLR with five lenses, a laptop with power supply, a wash bag, a book and an umbrella. This may have some weight 🙂
In any case, not having to carry a separate laptop bag any more, that’s fantastic!