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?
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.
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.
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?
Summary: Worked perfectly out of the box. Very sharp, good contrast, fast focus, sligt CA that is easily corrected in PS. Only visible in high contrast areas and only at 100% magnification. Colors may be slightly on the cool side.
Fast lens at F 2.8 and performs well in poor lights conditions
Foti Massimo, Amazon
12 May 2010
Summary: Most of the times I use a as an all-round lens (mounted on an EOS 450 first, then EOS 7), and I was looking for a somewhat wider angle, but not too wide. I love , so I bought this one and so far I've been super happy about it.
Summary: This is my main lens on the Canon 7D. Previously used a Sigma 24-70 on an XT. Very sharp. In practical use, the focus is nearly as fast as Canon USM with only a tiny amount of noise. However, in super dim conditions, and I mean super dim, the lens can't focus.
Summary: I sold my Canon 17-40 f/4 and Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 and got this lens. It's definitely better than the Sigma and is almost up there with the Canon when it comes to colors and sharpness. I got sick of carrying 2 lenses for different occasions.
A fast lens that performs well in poor lights conditions
Foti Massimo, Amazon
8 November 2009
Summary: Most of the times I use a Canon 24-105 as an all-round lens (mounted on an EOS 450 first, then EOS 7), and I was looking for a somewhat wider angle, but not too wide. I love Tokina's 11-16 lens, so I bought this one and so far I've been super happy about it.