Reviews and Problems with Tokina AT-X 17-35 F4 PRO FX
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Goes dead after 35 days!
10 June 2013
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
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).