The time during sunset and sunrise is called "Golden Hour". Depending on the sun position and clouds conditions, the sky may turn in yellow, red, orange colors, providing great opportunity for a photographer to capture amazing landscape.
The time when the sun gets beyond the horizon but the light barely remains in the sky is known as "Magic Hour". These special 20 minutes present a new opportunity for a dramatic shot because the color of the sky takes on different tints of blue and purple creating beautiful gradations.
Take a chance on capturing exciting landscape taking advantage of the Magic Hour using Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF and Tokina atx-i 11-20mm F2.8 CF lenses.
Below are 4 reasons for the suggestion:
Lets explain what is CCI.
CCI had been an abbreviation since film cameras for the Color Contribution Index, that measures the light transmission values of the lens. Particularly, it is a three number system which describes the degree to which a lens is expected to change the overall color of a photograph relative to that obtained with no lens in the system.
According to the optical design measuring results CCI point turns out to be closer to Magenta, but stays within the ideal coordinates. The lens performs natural color balance with particularly enhanced blue color, that is knows as the "Tokina Blue" phenomenon.
As for the Tokina atx-i 11-20mm F2.8 CF the measuring result appears closer to Red and Magenta, but overall performs neutral color reproduction ability along with natural color balance performance. This means that the lens provides the necessary optical specifications for capturing landscapes during the Magic Hour in the most beautiful way.
When designing optical lenses Tokina targeted CCI values that traditionally were considered the ideal numbers for film camera lenses, that are: Blue 0, Green: 5 Red: 4. Even after the digital camera era came, Tokina target stayed the same: 0-5-4. That is the reason, a lot of professional photographers from all over the world highly value Tokina lens color rendering performance, particularly admiring "Tokina Blue".
Enjoy beautiful photo gallery capturing magnificent landscapes during the Magic Hour and challenge yourself as well!