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...
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
Good build, quick and accurate focus, Sharp photos
Fatih Eman "Concert photographer", Amazon
7 April 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...
Summary: Purchased this lens after trying out a few in the 'budget' bracket for my Canon 550d, including the Sigma and Tamron 18-200, Canon 17-85 and Canon 18-135. The range of this lens is perfect for what I want it for; an all rounder with a bit of a wider angle for scenic shots.