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Tokina Acknowledges Pairing Issue with 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens and Canon 7D? Kind of:

Tokina Acknowledges Pairing Issue with 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens and Canon 7D? Kind of:

Since upgrading to the Canon 7D I have been experiencing repeatable auto-focus problems with my ultra-wide angle Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens. The problems occurred whenever using any of the manually selected AF points outside the center point. Focus would be inconsistent, often resulting in images with soft focus, or totally out of focus. Since the lens originally worked flawlessly on my Canon 40D with manually selected AF points, I decided to send it in to THK Photo Products (Tokina's US servicer) in California for service/repair. About two weeks after shipping my lens out, I received the following email from THK's service representative on June 13, 2011:

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The Art of Panning :: Motorcycle Photography

The Art of Panning :: Motorcycle Photography

Tracking a moving object with a camera to capture the motion, or "panning" as it is commonly referred to, can be a fun and exhilarating part of photography. However, it can be equally as frustrating when the resultant images are severely blurred and lacking any detail whatsoever. While I am by no means an expert at panning, I am sharing my recent experiences with panning and photographing motorcycle races at High Plains Raceway in Colorado. I hope this may help others who may be trying the panning technique for the first time.

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