Reviews and Problems with Tokina AT-X 16-28mm F2.8 PRO FX
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I like it. My first few test shots were OK
Blagoj Klincharski, Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: OK, I like it. My first few test shots were OK. But when I went to shoot a photo session, at f/2.8 (this is why I both this lens to shoot at f/2.8), after zooming the photo I was WTF! The focus was so out, the face was completely blurry. I quickly adjusted the lens in micromanagement auto focus menu, almost all the way till the end. It was shooting OK, the focus was OK, but I was still scared to shoot at 2.8, so I did my photo session at f4; 5.6.
Summary: My one has focus issue. When I use it for shooting, sometimes(not at all) it stop auto focusing, I must be waiting few seconds, or turn off and turn on camera. this issue can be resolve at that moment.
Summary: I needed a wide angle lens for indoor architectural shots. There are a million reviews of this lens out there, I won't rehash them. Bottom line, there are few wide angle lens' out there at this price point. This lens, for the price, is worth it.
Summary: I purchased this as a more affordable alternative to Canon's 16-35L, which I rent often. After using it for a week, I decided to return it. I really wanted to love this lens, but it's just not anywhere close to the 16-35L in terms of image quality. For my needs, this lens isn't sharp enough, despite the reviews I read, and creates too much distortion.
Summary: I did find the lens to be sharp, but the flare made it unusable for me. I did one real estate shoot with it and found some of the shots to be unusable due to the flare from window light, it was sunny outside, but the window was not facing the sun so the amount of flare really surprised me.. I'm returning it.
Excerpt: I pick up this lens hoping to save some money compared to the Canon ones but after owning it for a few months I'm not overly happy with it. I've used this lens for landscape shots and night shots its a sharp lens well built but the big problem is the lens flare this lens gets and you do get little dots over your images from other lights. This is fine during the day but as soon as you point it at a light it flares badly.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Cons: Heavy, Lens Flare, No filter thread, Slow Focus