The new Tokina AT-X 107 DX is a full-frame fish-eye lens that gives the photographer a 180° field of view with dramatic curvature of field or “fish-eye” effect. With this lens an entire view or vista can be captured, wider than the human eye can see. The AT-X 107 opens an entirely new dimension of photography.
The front element of the AT-X 107 DX has a newly formulated WR or “Water Repellent” optical coating on the glass. This new coating makes marks such as spots left by water or finger-prints much easier to clean than standard multi-coating.**
The rear optical group of the lens contains 1 SD (Super-Low Dispersion) glass element to reduce the number of elements (pieces of glass) in the optical design in order to make the lens more compact, light-weight and faster focusing.
This lens is truly unique, effectively giving owners of APS-C SLRs a little more creative scope than a normal diagonal fisheye would offer.
The lens produces good enough clarity at optimum apertures for most people’s needs and feels like it is built to last. At £481 though, I can’t help but feel the price is too close the the manufacturer’s own and other third-party fisheye offerings to represent a clear-cut winner when it comes to value for money.