Summary: This lens is great, the image quality is very good, the colors are nice and vivid. the snap thing from manual to auto is easy and practical when you get used to it. the only drawback of the AF/MF switch, is that sometimes (not very often)(when the camera is in the bag)the ring gets stuck half way,...
Noisy Motor. Lens hunts in auto focus. Annoying switch from manual to autofocus
Perpetual Student, Amazon
18 March 2012
Summary: I was so excited to get this lens for my Canon 40D after reading positive reviews elsewhere -- but the copy I got was horrible. First, the lens wouldn't communicate with the camera -- a problem I've never had before. I cleaned the connection pins and got it to work when in manual focus.
Another fantastic Tokina lens that can be found at a great price!
Dennis A. Amith (kndy), Amazon
18 February 2012
Summary: As a person who loves and uses a Tokina AT-X Pro Macro 100 F2.8D, I have been debating on purchasing a 35mm prime lens. I have been using my Canon 50mm 1.8 and I have taken thousands of shots with it and love it, but I was considering getting a 50mm 1.4 but decided to go with the 35mm because I am...
Summary: On my search for a normal or little wider lens in the up to $500 range, I tried the Tamron 17-50mm F/2.8 (non VC), the Canon 28mm F/2.8, and the (manual) Voigtlander Ultron 40mm F/2.0, before ending up with the Tokina.
Summary: Overall, this lens will get you fantastic results, but the design of it will leave you wanting a little more. I own a couple of Canon USM lenses (15-85 and 70-300 L) and this lens makes it difficult to get used to the focus handling.
Best "standard" prime for the money for your Canon APS-C DSLR
27 September 2011
Summary: My wife and I were looking for a nice, relatively inexpensive standard-ish prime for our T1i/T2i's. The nifty-fifty was way too narrow on the crop sensor, and a Canon 24/f2.8 we picked up proved too wide and had too much distortion for shooting people.