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...
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.
Summary: From the time I opened the box I knew there was something special about this lens. Well packaged, well built, and immediately put to use. I use it on a Canon EOS Digital XTi and shot first photos indoors with only window light. The photos were excellent with great color rendition and clarity.
Conclusion: I bought this lens to complement my Canon 100/2.8 L IS USM, the MP-E, and the 100-400 with 500D diopter I normally use for macro. I wanted the slightly wider, more 50ish look of this lens, and it really delivers...
Pros: Excellent image quality, 1:1 macro, focal range gives "wider" macro look, sharp, good colours, not a lot CA
Cons: Noisy AF, of course neither IS nor USM, AF/MF clutch, plasticy (but still trustworthy)
Summary: After several hundred photos I can say that I really love this lens - especially for macro work. Its constuction is great and has outstanding optical performance, rivalling that of Canon's 100 f2.8 macro which I also own. Yes, the manual focus ring is quirky, but not hard to get used to.
John Morgan "I'm a professor at the Haas Scho..., Amazon
6 May 2011
Summary: Now I don't normally write reviews. In fact, this is the first one I've ever written, but after enjoying this lens for the last 2 months I thought it was worth contributing. When new DSLR buyers ask for lens advice, the usual response is to suggest the "nifty-fifty" lens.
Summary: First review- To me this lens is the least known best bang for the buck. It has amazing macro and very functional night time prime. Made for crop frame body. If you are looking for a macro for objects then you are looking at the right lens. Gets extremely sharp around mid F values. Built tough.
Summary: I rarely take the time to write reviews, but this item has so few, so I thought I should share, and I'll update it when I've had it for a while. My first impression was WOW this thing focuses slowly! This is only when set on "full". Changing to "limit" speeds it up considerably.