Reviews and Problems with Tokina 12-24mm f/4.0 ATX-124 AF PRO DX
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Excellent wide angle lens for Canon
13 January 2012
Summary: This is a great wide angle lens that I used to use on my Canon 30D, now on a 7D. It has held up to a few years of rough use, so I couldn't be happier. Only issue I have is when using the integrated flash and hood (you get a shadow along the bottom of the image). This is to be expected though.
Summary: This Tokina lens is well made. It isn't the best 12-24mm lens out there, however. The focus isn't as sharp nor the colors as accurate as from my Canon lens. It is a fair value, however. As is generally true, you get what you pay for.
Summary: A relatively light lens with a good zoom range. Instead of getting a wide-angle, on the long end you are getting a high enough zoom around normal perspective that you can still use at home for family photos. Compared with several other lenses.
Pros: Own several Sigma lenses. Their plastic bodies tended to be a bit cheap., Tested it at the store. Looks surprisingly sharp., Compared to the closest 11-16 F2.8 you lose 1 stop on your aperture but otherwise you get a bigger range with 12-24 F4. The other wide-angle lens is a fish-eye which is for...
Cons: Not a lot. Tokina used to make lenses with metal until a few years ago before switching to all plastic. The old lenses although heavier can take a lot more abuse (if you happen to drop the lens for any reason a plastic lens is less likely to survive)., It must be because of the recession. The pro...
Summary: This is a very sharp lens. It compares well with the Nikkor version. There are some important considerations, however. Sharpness is good corner to corner stopping down to f5.6 or more. I can use this on my F100 from ~16-24mm on with little vignetting at F8 on.
Pros: Build quality is excellent. I had the opportunity to handle the Nikon version and was impressed with the focus on it, but other than being a bit more noisy, focusing is nearly as fast on either of my cameras. Just more noise., Color rendition is as good as any lens I've ever owned, and I've owned...
Cons: Flare and ghosting are the weaknesses on this lens. If you are shooting into strong light situations, expect ghosting. From just off the frame, expect sunlight to flare into the frame, this is visible in the viewfinder. CA is not well controlled, but can be corrected in Photoshop if you shoot raw...
Excerpt: Hyvä piirron omaava laajakulmaputki huokealla hinnalla. Ainoa havaitsemani ongelma on CA eli kromaattinen aberraatio. Oikeastaan en ole varma onko kyseessä puhdas CA vai mikä, mutta jyrkän kontrastin omaavissa kohdissa punainen leviää vähän liian pitkälle.
Conclusion: Ett kassaskåp som gör sig bra som en 'Canon 17-40 L' för APS-C. Smalt skärpeintervall runt f5.6-f8, men ger ändå god centrumskärpa på full glugg vid 12mm.
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Pros: Genomgående gluggöppning, kassaskåpkvalité, bra motljusskydd
Cons: Skulle vilja få med skärpa närmare 24mm, men helt klart få minus för inom denna budget.