Reviews and Problems with Tokina 12-24mm f/4.0 ATX-124 AF PRO DX
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VERY solid lens, ran over it with my pickup-truck
Timothy D. Stoltenburg "Stoltenburg", Amazon
20 February 2013
Summary: No joke, I ran over this thing during a busy film day with my Chevy 3500. Felt a "bump" while backing up, and was immediatly horiffied to become aware that my camera bag was not in the truck with me. I hopped out, and sure enough, ran over the bag with the lens inside.
Summary: this thing is a BEAST. I've dropped, gone climbing with it, bounced it off rocks, and it keeps trucking. Pictures are crisp and effortless. Sure it's heavy, but it has to be in order to be so awesome.
Summary: I am an amateur photographer. I live in a 7 months long overcast town. I bought this lens to get more light in. I like this lens every way you look at it. It is actually sharp and it is light. To walk around, I carry this lens and my 35mm. Do not need much more than these!
Summary: This lens is super sharp, has great color and contrast, and the ultra wide angle is fun to shoot with, all at a bargain price! Has just enough weight to feel solid, but not too heavy. I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.
Summary: I have used this lens for several years now and I am extremely satisfied with it. I consider the image quality excellent and it is built like a tank. I have to admit that I do not use this lens for the majority of my photography but, only when I need an ultra wide lens for my Canon 1.6x cameras.
Summary: This is an amazing lens. I never owned a Canon L lens but I think this lens must be equal in quality, or close to it. The quality of this lens makes a big difference in the outcome of my photos. It's a little heavy compared to my other lenses but well worth the bother to have it along.
Summary: The 12-24mm Tokina is an ultrawide angle lens intended for DX sensor format cameras. It gets the job done, although it's not perfect. (Mine's is for a Nikon.) The build quality is good, and reliability wise I've had no problems in 3 years of service.
Pros: at F4 (constant) it's reasonably fast., Allows pictures to be taken that simply could not be done otherwise., Nice color rendition, contrast doesn't seem noticeably different from my other DX lenses., Autofocus is acceptably fast, but see below., Zoom scale is evenly and widely spaced, this is go...
Cons: As with all ultrawides using the sun hood is required, and it is a very big lens., Distortion is also an issue, which is common to ultrawides., The autofocus is a screw drive, so cameras lacking an internal focus motor (D40) are out of luck., No aperture ring for manual work., Past about 14mm the...
Summary: for the past 3 years i have been shooting with a canon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 as an every day lens and a canon 16-35mm f/2.8 when i could get my hands on one. after my professor and adviser recommended the tokina 12-24mm to me several times, i finally splurged and bought one. OH MAN do i love it.