Reviews and Problems with Tokina AT-X 16-28mm F2.8 PRO FX
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Poor quality control issues exhibiting corner softness
Mike Vogel, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: Recently purchased this lens knowing that people had experienced quality control issues. Sure enough, I was one of the unlucky ones who received a bad copy. I ran some tests with my D600 and noted that the upper right corner (maybe 15% of the frame) was extremely soft. Everything else was sharp. Not even AF tuning was able to help. Anyways, back it went and I will not try to get a 2nd copy. Not worth the hassle with buying and returning online.
Summary: I am giving 5 stars rating for the lens. Build quality, images, price, are outstanding!!! Dependability 2 stars, maybe less. Auto focus stopped working after 300+ pictures, only had it for two weeks. Own 10+ Nikkor lenses, NEVER have problems. Seller won't do exchange because warranty already filled out. $35.00 for postage to send it back to Tokina in California for repair. Probably wait at least 4 weeks to get it back. BUMP!!! big time.
Sharper than Canon 16-35L ii; Would not honor warranty.
20 June 2013
Summary: I loved this lens and used it lightly for two months; I bought it new from Adorama with warranty. I kept it in a dedicated sleeve in my backpack, only taking it out when shooting. The AF mechanism quit working in the middle of a shoot after 2 months of ownership. I mailed the lens into Tokina with receipt. When I followed up a week later, the gentleman in repairs quoted me a $203 Out-of-Warranty repair due to internal sand damage.
Summary: I was so looking forward to this lens after seeing some really good reviews on it. The problem was at f/2.8. Everything looked so hazy and had a strange blur around the edges heading toward the center. Even the center wasn't all that sharp as stated by other reviewers. At f/4.0 and up it begins to get sharper but still not as sharp as I'd like.
Summary: Ich war aufgrund der super Bewertungen so richtig enttäuscht! Ich habe dieses Objektiv an meiner Nikon D700 benutzt, super Lichtstärke, Preis-Leistung toll, super Fotos in dunklen Räumen. Leider war der Autofokus war nach 3 Wochen kaputt (hab 4x damit fotografiert), die 2 Punkte vergebe ich nur, weil das Zurücksenden und Geld überweisen ohne Probleme und sehr rasch funktioniert hat.
Summary: ...dass dieses Objektiv wenigsten ebenbürtig abschneidet, wenn nicht sogar besser als DAS Original, sprich das Nikkor 14-24/2.8, nach all den internationalen Rezensionen, die ich gelesen hatte. Im DX-Format hatte ich das Tokina ATX 124, bzw. 12-24mm. Und es gefiel mir deutlich besser als das Nikkor, vor allem was die asphärische Korrektur betrifft. Und mit dieser Hoffnung hatte ich nun diese Linse bestellt, um ein wenig Geld zu sparen.