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.
Summary: I bought this lens for my EOS camera four years ago. I have been using it mostly for landscapes, often stopped down at the widest setting. The results have been mostly nice and sharp and I like them. Ultra wide angle gives such exciting perspective and is so useful in tight places.
Summary: - very quite and speedy AF motor - good building quality , feel firm in hand - sharp results - excellent price - need to make sure that the len hood is fully in place, otherwise you get some shade on the picture border... - hope it will not break down after some use as reported by other....
Affordable, Sharp, and well build; sadly has one major flaw
James Joyce, Amazon
26 August 2013
Summary: PROS: -Prosumer build quality (much better than the average Nikon consumer stuff) -Very affordable, especially for a UWA zoom -SHARP! very sharp -Excellent zoom and focus ring feel -Internal zooming and focusing (this is surprisingly nice, especially if you have never had an internal zooming lens)...
Summary: As a full-time photojournalist I depend on wide angle shots to really "tell the story." This Tokina lens does everything I need it to do. The pictures are crisp, very contrasty, and sharp, even wide open. And like most Tokinas, it's built like a tank! The price is unbelievable, too.
Summary: The only reason I only gave 4 stars,its because of the RED stripe designed on the lens.If they just stick on the appearance from the first version which really look alike NIKON 12-24 i would make it 5 STARS.Overall the performance & the built of the lens is 5 stars.
Summary: I've had this lens for about 4 years, and have always been surprised by the image and build quality of this lens. I chose between this and the Canon 10-22, and at the end don't regret my decision one bit.