Reviews and Problems with Tokina AT-X 17-35 F4 PRO FX
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DANGEROUS to your camera. Do not buy.
Lawrence D'anna, Amazon
22 December 2014
Summary: When zoomed out to 17mm, the rear element of this lens can block the return path of your camera's mirror! I did this a couple times on my D750 before I realized what was happening. What I observed was that aft er taking a shot, the mirror would get stuck in the up position. The only thing that would bring it back down is to zoom in a little bit. It doesn't seem to have damaged the mirror yet, but I'm sure not going to keep trying.
Monumental design failure, or did I get a dud lens?
Rolf H Gibbs, Amazon
8 September 2014
Summary: On my Nikon D600, when I open the lens up to it's widest (17mm), the inner lens actually touches the camera mirror and stops it from closing again after taking the shot. If I want to see through the viewfinder again (for example to take another picture!), I have to twist the zoom to a less wide setting to release the mirror. This is an inexcusable design failure for a camera built for Nikon mount. Has anyone else encountered this problem?
Excerpt: I have been wanting a wide angle zoom for a couple years but have never really wanted to dump the money on a Canon L lens. I thought that this lens would be the ticket, it's not. This lens has been nothing but problems. It wont focus to infinity, the focus clutch locks up so you can't focus at all, and occasionally something inside the lens shorts out and the outside of the lens gets warm to the touch.
Pros: Nice Bokeh, Sharp Focus Sometimes, Very sharp images
Excerpt: I was a fan of Tokina 11-16DX lens and had it in my bag for years. So I did not hesitate to buy this one after FX upgrade. I was pleased with build and image quality for all 35 days I used it. Only to find it broken last Friday. Aperture lever no longer controls aperture and there is a rattling sound when I shake it. I am stunned. Adorama obviously refers me to Tokina. Now my investment is tied for unforseable future.
Pros: Image quality, Profile In Lightroom4, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I have a 11mm-16mm Pro II from Tokina and have loved it. Upgraded from DX to FX and had to have similar lens for full frame. Having loved my DX Tokina I did not hesitate to try an FX version. Tried for about 30 pictures on a hike and could tell it was fuzzy or soft just from view finder. Switched back to Nikon 24mm-85mm kit lens and was totally sharp. When I got home it was even worse in LR4. Nothing in focus or extremely soft.
Summary: I can't believe that a lens can be this horrifically soft. I used to rock the Tokina 11-16 EF-S on my Canon 7D and it was pretty good. Not the sharpest, but definitely passable for the price and ultra wide angle with minimal distortion. When I bought my 5D mark iii, I sold the Tokina 11-16 and bought this 17-35 to replace it (since the 5D is full format and not compatible with EF-S lenses).