Reviews and Problems with Tokina 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X 124 PRO DX II
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DOES NOT SHOOT WELL AT 12mm
special edition, Amazon
29 March 2013
Summary: I found that this lens brings in the dreaded vignetting (dark edges of the picture) when used at 12mm. For the average shooter who wants to concentrate on landscape it could work because a little vignetting in landscapes can look good. However, for architectural shots, this lens falls short. I returned the lens because I was forced to crop my images to get rid of the vignetting (even at f8).
Summary: I bought this lens at Amazon.com in May 2011 and brought it back to Germany. Here I hooked it up to my canon 7d. I was instantly rewarded with an "Error01" massage and nothing else happened. As is the lens works well as a paper weight. The European Tokina Service Company, "HapaTeam Germany" just quoted me a 172,79 Euro (241,- USD) for necessary repairs, because the warranty is not an International one. I'm not really amused.
Summary: Because of the overwhelming positive reviews for this particular lens, I did not hestitate to buy it. The reviews indicated "great sharpness" and "superior construction". Unfortunately, the copy I received was a disaster. It was very soft - all over - even at the sharpest aperture of f8. I tested it at 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm, 20mm and 24mm at different apertures. I took over 50 photos.
Summary: I used this lens with a canon 40D and couple a times I had problems with camera not recognizing the lens. couple of months after the warranty expired, the lens died. aperture got stuck at f16 and couldn't use it any more. I sent it to Tokina for repairs in California and it took 3 MONTHS to fix it and then they charged me 155$ for repairs.
Summary: The lens did not work at all. I returned it and the company sent a new one but ignored my written request to send the new one to a different address, so I have not been able to get it and try it on the camera. I would not recommend using this company.
Summary: Ich habe leider dieses Objektiv bei WeserEms Foto Oldenburg vor Weihnachten gekauft. Die Bilder davon waren unscharf. Vieleicht Problem mit Optik oder angeblich einfach nicht elektronisch kompatibel mit Canon 40D. Bekommen am 17.12. und am 6.1. nach mehreren Versuchen das zu eruieren, was damit wirklich ist, zurückgesendet. Da zwischen habe ich schon ein entsprechendes Objektiv von Canon kaufen gemusst, was ohne Probleme war.