Excerpt: I recently purchased a 3 axis gimbal from CAME TV and needed a wide angle lens. I choose the Tokina for various reasons but mostly for sharpness and cost. This is an intelligent buy for anyone shooting video or pictures. As filmmakers we have so much other pieces of equipment to buy that each choose has to be a smart one. And this lens performs just as good or better than the L Series from Canon.
Summary: buy this lens in September 2014 for the little use I he had not seen the detail when used in 28mm which the focus is lost and 16mm works well, now I ask the dealer change the lens or the repair and tells me that is no longer in charge, talk to Tokina to send me comment warranty and the dealer is not official?
Summary: You cannot go wrong with tokina wide angle lens. The only complaint is that it does not take filters........ Overall, I am very happy with my tokina lens. Pictures are very sharp. Autofocus is accurate.
Excerpt: Up to now I only purchased Nikon lenses; I wish I discovered the Tokina Pro FX series sooner. I bought 2 Tokina lenses back to back in 2 months, macro 105mm f2.8 another awesome lens. The price is less than 1/3 of a Nikon and made in Japan which made it even sweeter. Anyway, this lens is extreme sharp in all range. A little heavy but it's balanced to hold. I see what others said about flare at 16mm but I love to give the pictures more dramatic feel.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I really like this lens. I don't use it a lot because it's not often that I need to shoot with a wide angle but whenever I do I am more than pleased with the quality this lens delivers. Images are sharp and crisp. Of course on the extreme wide end there is some vignetting, but I can fix that in post with ease. It feels well made and I'm very happy with it.