Summary: This lens had a good write-up but I have been very disappointed with it. It produces blurred pictures, it's movement feels "gritty" and negative and it does not focus well. I guess you get what you pay for in the end of the day!
Good lens, but think about what you're looking for
9 December 2011
Summary: Recently got this lens, and started playing with it. It's a good-looking lens, but I would think hard about what you need before you buy it. Granted, that's true for any lens, but: In terms of the initial appearance, this is a very solid lens; heavier than a Nikon consumer lens of the same size.
Summary: I am a devoted Tokina customer! I have had negative experiences with Tameron and stay away from them. I am a sports photographer and having a lens that is well built and has quick performance is utmost for my profession. Tokina are excellent lens and most of the lens I own are Tokina.
Summary: I had this lens for about two weeks and tried very hard to like it but just didn't. I have the Tokina 11-16, which I really like, so I decided to give this a try. Admittedly, cost was a big factor since the Canon 100-400 was a long way off in terms of finances.
Summary: I've owned this lens for about 6 months now and continue to be amazed at the image quality from this super compact beauty. In fact I owned the Canon 100-400L at the same time so have a great basis of comparison. AF speed is the same for both.
Summary: I purchased this lens for greater Distance but when i spent the whole day on an excursion i had problems with this lens. It locked up on me at 200mm. I was able to get it lose but it did it again to me. also it doesn't do well with low light.
Summary: This is not a technical review. Just my personal observations. I've been taking pictures since I was 21 -- Pentax Spotmatic and then Canon F-1. I'm not a professional but I think I know what a good image looks like. I purchased this lens with some trepidation.
Summary: I had this lens for a few months and tested it at different focal lengths. Here is the break down of things I find about this lens: Pros: 1. It is the cheapest and lightest lens available for nikon lens at 400mm. 2. The build is solid. 3.