Reviews and Problems with Tokina AT-X 124 PRO DX II
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Good Lens..before it fell apart
16 January 2013
Summary: I bought this lens over 2 years ago. It was good for the price. Nothing spectacular but still good. I am very very very gentle with my camera equipment, this lens has never fallen, bounced around, or been mistreated in any way. So I was very supprised when I go to pick up my camera the other day and the mount and portion of the auto focus system seperates from the rest of the lens.
Summary: I first purchased a Tokina 12-24 Pro DX in early 2008 after reading many good reviews on the product. I've used it on and off since then, often to great effect. I so wanted to like it, and generally it and I got along well. But ever since I received it, I noticed that the corners of some of my images were blurry.
Summary: I bought this lens at my local camera store a little over a year ago. Right after I bought it, I noticed that I had quite a bit of glare when an exposed light bulb was in the shot. (I do real estate photography, and I typically shoot 2-4 houses a day) I went back to the camera store and got myself a new Hoya filter, which seemed to work quite well to get rid of the glare. As the year went on, I started to notice more and more CA (chromatic aberration) in my shots.
Summary: Bob Corby After much research I decided to take the plunge and buy the Tokina 12-24mm F4 Pro 11 Zoom . I received the lens on Wednesday Oct 6, and sent it back on Thursday Ovt,7 I took about 10 pictures and realized the auto focus wasn't working. One reason to buy this lens was the built in auto focus motor. It didn't work. It wouldn't work with the camera auto focus either. The camera is a Nikon D300.
Summary: It's unfortunate that I have to rate this item so low. On the positive side, the lens is well built, feels solid, and gave a nice range of wide angles with good colour and contrast. On the negative side, of the 2 that I tried, neither auto-focused properly with my Nikon D90. The first lens was just way out. I took a couple of photos around the house and even on the camera's monitor, they looked soft.