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 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).
Larry Sloan "Model Railroader, Mustang & Maci..., Amazon
25 June 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.
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 lens.
Excerpt: купил в феврале как штатник на кроп. на эльку 24-105 жаба задушина -разница между ними в 13к. в принципе, свои деньги отрабатывает ,нужно только приноровиться. стоит именно своих денег -ни копейкой больше и ни копейкой меньше. при -20...-25 замерзает. ставишь другой объектив -все нормльно... руками погрел чуток, снял где то 5 снимков -снова грей. хоть хобот и ездит, но внутрь почти ничего не попадает.
Pros: фокусное расстояние, качество изготовления ,бленда.