Summary: I read all the reviews and purchased this lens assuming it was going to be the same as all the other lenses. I was searching for that "look" (quality of work). I'd know when I found it and I did!! The Tokina AT X DX 16mm- 135mm has amazing sharp picture quality and it's very easy to use!! Thank you so much!!
Summary: Stll doing my own test with this lens, so far, I am not complaining, There are a few quirks, the price was reasonable, the images are acceptable and for every day photography ,this lens works great.
Summary: I just bought this for my Canon T3i. This len is simply awesome! I'm so glad I bought it. It comes with 2 caps, 1 hood, and the auto focus will work on the T3i. I just don't understand why it's only $299, I believe it should value more than that.
Summary: This lens is close enough to what I was looking for. I got it for a price you could not beat anywhere. A wide lens/zoom with no vignetting. I'm new to DSLRs and I own a 7D. This lens has some depth of field, which is intriguing for me since all the wide lenses I ever used were adapters for camcorders. Zooming with a wide lens is a treat. I had trouble focusing the lens outdoors.
Larry Sloan "Model Railroader, Mustang & Maci..., Amazon
19 November 2010
Summary: I'm an amateur photographer - I just got it a couple of weeks ago, and I've really enjoyed shooting with this lens. The wide angle gives me a lot to work with. The zoom is enough for most situations. I use my Canon T2i to shoot scenery, model railroads, and full size trains mostly. I do some video with the camera, but mostly it's stills. The manual focus is a little bit too tight for shooting video, but I'd say that's my only complaint about this lens so far.
Summary: My first impression of this lens was its weight. Wow. It's perhaps my heaviest lens in its class. At two pounds this is twice the compacted weight of a Tamron wide-angle zoom. It's almost too heavy to carry for long periods of time for photo shoots with the lighter-weight low-end Canon dSLRs. The heavy weight is less noticable with my Canon 7D.
Summary: I was a bit worried about making this purchase. "Technical" reviews have panned this lens, but almost all users (including pros) are happy with it. Since it met all of my needs at an affordable price, I took the risk. As other reviewers have indicated, this is a HEAVY, well built lens. It is compact in length (@ 17mm), but much wider in diameter (77mm vs. 58mm for the kit lens).
Summary: I had made a decision to buy the Canon 60D. I wasn't happy with the prospect of getting stuck with a lens picked out by Canon so I opted for purchasing the body only. I looked through a number of lenses and was turned off by the Canon offerings in the $300 range. I read someone's comment on lens manufacturer's which stated that Tokina was a start-up of former Nikon engineers and they produced high quality lenses and placed their price points below Canon and Nikon.
Good build, quick and accurate focus, Sharp photos
Fatih Eman "Concert photographer", Amazon
19 November 2010
Summary: It is declared all over the internet that this Tokina lens as well as the 11-16mm are specifically designed for APS-C format sensor cameras. What does that mean? To begin with, these sensors have a crop factor of 1.6, so this lens will work as 26.4-216mm a very practical range for a general purpose lens.