Summary: Was teetering between 3 and 4 stars. This is a very good lens. I love the extreme wide angle (very hard to get on a crop sensor camera), and the build quality is very good. The zoom action and autofocus aren't Canon quality, but then, neither is the price. They are on par with some of the cheaper Canons, I suppose. The image quality is middle of the road.
Summary: Needed a wide angle for my Nikon D90 and did a lot of research before buying. It was a lot of money to me and wanted to be sure I was choosing the right lense. Could have gone wider but decided not to. Use it for interior real estate photos and it is a dream. No fishbowl effect and plenty of wide for any home. And the quality of the lense is excellent. Also bought a new polorizer for view shots and am very pleased with both. A good investment.
Summary: I was highly disappointed that such a high caliber glass was shipped with no lens hood or lens cap for that matter. to pay so much for this and not receive a lens cap with the shipment was almost unacceptable
Summary: I love to use this lens, in tight quarters it gives you room enough to fit a whole bunch of people into the frame. Also I took a series of photos inside a cathedral, and they are crystal clear and sharp: I thought the amount of light inside the church might not be enough, but thanks to this lens and the correct in-camera settings gave be bright lovely photos, and with minor adjustments in post, they were really PERFECT.
Summary: Owned lens for about a week, here are my initial thoughts: When shopping it was between this lens, Canon 10-22, Tokina 11-16 2.8, and the Sigma 10-20 f4-5.6. I really don't think I could have gone wrong with any of them, and it really comes down to price. I use a canon 60d, so cropped sensor. 12mm is plenty wide for interior shots and in tight spaces, and the 24 on the long end is pretty much distortion free/useable for portraits.
Tokina AT-XAF124DXN 12-24mm Wide-Angle Lens for Nikon
6 December 2013
Summary: On a Nikon D7000. This lens is amazing. Built solid so it has some weight to it. Focuses fast as any Nikon I have tried seems to be spot on but at 12mm not much out of focus. Nice range to it a lot of fun to use though I tend to have it pushed to 12mm most of the time.The quality of the photos is very good. I am not a pixel counter though. I take photos to hang on my walls to enjoy and when someone comes over and likes one I give it to them frame and all.
Summary: I was in the market for a good wide angle lens and did quite a bit of research. From what I read, this lens was comparable to the very similar Nikon lens that sells for about three times the price. Got it and it's fantastic. We took a trip to Disneyland earlier this year and I brought several lenses with me, but this is the one that stayed on the camera the entire time.