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Tokina AT-X 165 PRO DX 16-50mm f/2.8
8.8 out of 10

Tokina AT-X 165 PRO DX 16-50mm f/2.8

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Reviews and Problems with Tokina AT-X 165 PRO DX 16-50mm f/2.8

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Overall 10
10

Great lens

SeaHuntFan, Amazon
21 June 2014
  • Summary: I have been using this for quite some time. It is a fantastic wide angle lens. Great for landscapes and other wide angle applications.
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Overall 10
10

Great performance for a fantastic value.

mathieu1018, Ebay
3 February 2014
  • Summary: Great lens! I'd rate IQ good to very good wide open and excellent stopped down 2.8. I did need AF fine tune on my D7000, but given similar issues that could be a body issue as much as a lens issue. Once dialed in, it's fantastic.
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Overall 10
10

Great lens

afm774, Amazon
12 February 2013
  • Summary: I've been using this lens as my main lens for almost three years with a Nikon D7000 and I couldn't be happier. Some reviews said it was soft at f/2.8 but I have not noticed that. It's built extremely well, is wide, fast and reasonably priced. What more could I ask for?
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Overall 10
10

A great walkaround lens.

A. Alexander, Amazon
6 August 2011
  • Summary: This lens is a jewel. I took it to NYC and it never left my D-90. All the images came out sharp and contrasty. NYC photos above are mine. It focused well and the images look great even wide open. I like the quick switch to manual mode as well. Certainly a great walkaround and event shooting lens.
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Overall 8
8.0

Tokina 16-50mm 2.8 for Nikon

Russell W. Sims "RWS", Amazon
11 May 2011
  • Summary: Recently purchased this lens again. Picked it up on ebay. First one destroyed during an unfortunate fall in Burma. Had the lens for 3 years and no problems. May not be perfect but it is good enough. Much cheaper and lighter than the Nikon equivalent.
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Overall 10
10

Very pleased !

Jeffrey Moore, Amazon
6 May 2011
  • Summary: Well worth the money spent. If I could afford the Nikkor 17-55, I would have bought that...but at more than half the price, the Tokina 16-50 is awesome. If you have read some other reviews, some state that wide open at 2.8, the pics can be slightly soft? umm..its not an issue 95% of the time.
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Overall 10
10

nikon 105mm f/2.8 micro lens

graybeard38, Ebay
8 April 2011
  • Summary: Excellent lens, the macro effects are outstanding, this is what I was looking for in a micro lens. I prefer to use MF on macro photography as it gives me more control of the background.
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Overall 8
8.0

Lens

lba8711, Amazon
12 March 2011
  • Summary: I have not used it to the fullest, but there are 4 sides of my picture are blurry when using Wide Angle.
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Overall 10
10

Tokina 16-50mm 2.8 Nikon mount

Ronnie, Amazon
6 February 2011
  • Summary: Great Build Quality! Great Value compared to the double priced Nikon 24-70mm 2.8 and the cheap build of the Tamron 17-50mm 2.8. I own all three lenses and was shocked to see the quality of images that this Tokina Lens produces. Sure the Nikon is slightly better but for more than double the price?
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Tokina 16-50mm f/2.8 AT-X 165 AF PRO DX SD review by redvsion

redvsion, slrgear.com
26 January 2011
  • Summary: This lens should have been great. It may be heavier than I prefer for a standard zoom, but it feels very solid. The huge manual focus ring is a brilliant idea and the focal length range is extremely usable, though I found myself on the wide end more often than not.
  • Pros: Construction, versatility
  • Cons: Clutch-type MF is finicky, color rendition, CA, depth
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