Reviews and Problems with Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro
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Meets my expectations, images are good
Wes, B&H Photo
23 July 2014
Excerpt: I chose this lens to cover the wide-normal focal lengths for my nature and family photography. I find this lens to be adequately sharp with good distortion and vignetting characteristics. Chromatic aberration is present, but I have found it easy to correct in Lightroom. Autofocus seems fast and consistent, but in many situations I prefer manual focus and I like the Tokina sliding focus clutch design. The lens and supplied hood are sturdy.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I recently purchased this lens after carefully reading all of the reviews on the lens (including those on B&H Photo). I've only used the lens for a brief period, but I'm quite satisfied with its performance. It's sharp and very low in distortion and has a useful zoom range that permits using the lens even as a carry lens.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I bought this lens mainly to do indoor photography, and I needed the versatility that this lens provided. The wide angle is great for capturing the views necessary for indoor photography. Furthermore, this lens is very sharp. However, the focus is a little slow in low light. My other complaints are shifting to manual focus from automatic can be cumbersome and shifts the focus point easily; a switch would be much easier.
Pros: Close focusing, Durable, Sharp, Strong Construction, Versitility
Excerpt: I have only had the lens for two weeks but I bought it last minute before a trip to Disney because my normal lens was damaged. It is a great lens for lanscape images or creative up close shots to include everything. I have used this lens mostly stopped down to f/8 or greater and it is very sharp, and quick to focus. I would recommend this lens to other photographers.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I use thus lens for Environmental portraits and landscapes. It is built like a tank and the range is perfect for walking around. It has a little color fringing wide open in really contrasty light. This goes away when stopped down.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: For shooting real estate, low distortion is a plus, also having a correctable distortion is even better. This lens pretty much has both. After using the Tamron 10-24 and the Nikon 10-24, this is the best of the bunch overall. It's as sharp as the Nikon and doesn't have the unpredictable distortion of the Nikon. I did shoot around 400 projects with the Tamron and 40 with the Nikon before trying the Tokina and am happy I made the change.
Pros: 28mm Reach, Correctable Distortion, Low distortion, price, Sharp, Smooth Operation, Well built
Tokina 12-28mm f/4 AT-X 128 AF PRO DX review by sflorio
2 May 2014
Summary: I got this for my Canon 60D. Excellent image quality across the entire frame, and the good zoom range means that you can leave it on the camera as a walkaround lens. Compared to my Sigma 17-70, which is a very good lens, I noticed that the edges of the Tokina were bright and clear without any compensation. I only wish that they made this for Sony so that I could put this on my A77 with its in-camera stabilzation, and then this lens would rule!!
Pros: Edge to edge sharpness, minimal light falloff at the edges, useful zoom range
Excerpt: I will be on the deck of a sailing canoe for a two month trip and I bought this lens specifically for this purpose. So far on a test sail it fared very well, the auto focus can be tricky at times in low light, but being a super wide, I use manual focus most of the time anyway. The images are good, with the expected amount of distortion around the edges that you find on wide ext wides.