Tokina 10-17mm question

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Tokina 10-17mm question

Postby Zac Gibson » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:02 pm

Anyone used an spl housing and a tokina 10-17mm? Was wondering if I need to buy a hoodless version or shave off the hood to fit it in properly. if anyone has used that setup let me know what you did.

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Re: Tokina 10-17mm question

Postby aninternalaffair » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:01 am

Hi Zak,

I used a Tokina with a 40d in an SPL housing (with dome port obviously), and there was no need to trim the hood. The hood is very small and runs close to the lens. To my knowledge it's not removable to most certainly a job which I wouldn't be looking forward to! There was probably 5-10mm of clearance between the hood and the port.

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Re: Tokina 10-17mm question

Postby surfphoto » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:00 am

Best bet is to check with Sean at SPL as port specs can change over time...
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Re: Tokina 10-17mm question

Postby surfphoto » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:02 am

I don't believe there is a hoodless version... the one I had was built in and made of metal that was very tricky to saw off :/
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Re: Tokina 10-17mm question

Postby Chris F » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:04 am

it looks like there is?

Says you can buy one with or without?

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Re: Tokina 10-17mm question

Postby Zac Gibson » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:19 am

surfphoto wrote:I don't believe there is a hoodless version... the one I had was built in and made of metal that was very tricky to saw off :/


Yeah it was released fairly recently i think (http://www.digitalrev.com/product/tokin ... /MTI5NjM_A) but its quite a bit more expensive, will email sean and see what he says

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Re: Tokina 10-17mm question

Postby surfphoto » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:51 am

Wow. £150 more to not have a hood. Ouch.
But makes sense the little hood on the older version does eff all.
Go the cheap one as long as Sean says it'll fit with the lil hood.
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Re: Tokina 10-17mm question

Postby djp_y2k » Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:18 am

There never was an issue with them catching.

I wouldn't try removing it if you pick up a second hand one.
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Re: Tokina 10-17mm question

Postby surfphoto » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:04 pm

I had to saw mine off, but I use Aquatech, and the dome was designed for the Canon 15mm at the time...
Not easy. Not easy at all.
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Re: Tokina 10-17mm question

Postby djp_y2k » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:37 pm

surfphoto wrote:I had to saw mine off, but I use Aquatech, and the dome was designed for the Canon 15mm at the time...
Not easy. Not easy at all.



Fair play dude. I looked at it an really didn't want to catch the glass.

I take it there wasn't a small extension ring for the port u could of used back then?
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