Reviews and Problems with Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro
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Great Wide-Angle Lens for APS-C Cameras
Mike C., Adorama
19 June 2014
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
Summary: My favorite shooting length is about 24mm. So the added 4mm (up to 28mm) would have been great on this lens. I really enjoy the Canon 15-85, so to be able to shoot at 12mm is an added bonus. I do have to say that this lens is built like a tank. Quality construction throughout the lens. Now the bad (and the reason I returned it); this lens is soft. I had to clean off my viewing screen and do a double take to make sure the blur wasn't from my nose grease!
Excerpt: Sharpness is great and agree with Ken Rockwell review. F4 is a little slow for me as an indoor available light lens, but just use flash (must remove hood to avoid shadow) or put on my 35 mm f 1.8 on my d7100. Going to manual focus requires a stiff pull on anterior focus ring, harder than I had expected, miss nikon AFS here.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction, Takes Nd Filters
Summary: I bought this lens to replace the Nikon kit lens 15-55mm and for the Nikon D7100 I have just purchased. This is a very well built solid lens unlike the Nikon kit lens I had. I have taken a few photos with this lens and so far it has lived up to my expectations. Minor things are, with a polarizer there seems to be some vignetting at 12mm which I expect to be normal with any 12mm lens, that goes away when you increase the focal range to about 19mm or so.