Reviews and Problems with Tokina 12-24mm f/4.0 ATX-124 AF PRO DX
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Value for money 8
Picture quality 9
Build quality 9
9 November 2008
Conclusion: The Tokina AT-X Pro SD 12-24mm F4 (IF) DX is a lens that could easily be overlooked by buyers considering a wideangle zoom, simply because of its more limited angle of view compared to most similar lenses on the market.
Pros: Excellent sharpness across almost all of the range, even wide open, Benign distortion characteristics (easy to correct at 12mm, visually neutral from 15mm to 24mm), High quality build, Well-implemented focus clutch mechanism, Constant F4 maximum aperture
Cons: Relatively narrow wideangle end (12mm vs 10mm of many competitors), Rather prone to flare when shooting into the light, Complex chromatic aberration behavior, Relatively poor close-range performance, Slightly soft at 24mm
Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4 AT-X Pro DX (Nikon) - Review / Test Report
21 August 2008
Conclusion: The Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4 AT-X DX is a lens with many facets. The resolution characteristic is very good to excellent throughout the zoom range which is quite surprising for an ultra-wide zoom lens - more so for a third-party lens.