In My Opinion, the Only True Must-Buy F-Mount FX Prime
Will, B&H Photo
2 weeks ago
Excerpt: There's a lot of people who review this lens and their review highpoints are about what a great value this lens is. But I think that's burying the lede. This is not an inexpensive lens that happens to have great optics; this is an optically superior, spectacularly-constructed lens that somehow...
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
This is a MUST lens for Pros and Weekend Camera Shooters.
Bobby G., B&H Photo
2 November 2015
Excerpt: Best Macro lens I've ever owned. Have a new World Macro that has open up for me, to bugs and the eye of an needle. Not only does it go Macro, it's a lens that does the job when it comes to Head Shots….Out performs my Nikon at 85mm when it comes to shooting Models.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Sharp at f2.8, light and small, pro built quality. Own Nikon 105mm f2.8, this Tokina lens can produce same IQ as Nikon does, and this Tokina is truly f2.8 even at close focus distance, Nikon 105 gets 1.5 - 2 stops smaller max aperture at close focus distance.
... I decided I would again this lens was most recommended and for good reason
Zachary Cowan, Amazon
20 October 2015
Summary: Had not done macro in some time and when I decided I would again this lens was most recommended and for good reason. If you're looking for a great macro lens or a semi long portrait lens this kills two birds with one stone.
Excerpt: This is as sharp as any lens I own and I have some pretty decent lenses including Nikon 60mm Macro, Sigma 180mm Macro, Nikon lenses: 24-70 f2.8, 50 f1.4, 85mm f2.8, 16-35 f4, 24mm f2.8, 35-105 + macro setting (I always considered this lens' macro setting to be equal with the 60 macro -- very good...
Excerpt: I use this lens for macro and landscapes. This is sharp as can be and produces outstanding images as good or better than my Nikon 105mm AIS lens that I have used for years. My old lens was worn out and I wanted a tough lens to take its place.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction