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266 pages

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1999-11

Tokina's 300 comes in Canon, Minolta, or Nikon (D) mounts, takes either front ( 112mm) or rear-mounting filters (35.5mm), measures a mere 8 1/2 inches long, weighs a little more than four |pounds, and is just about everything you need ...


The British journal of photography

Creator: William Crookes, T. A. Malone, George Shadbolt, J. Traill Taylor, Liverpool Photographic Society, William Blanchard Bolton, Thomas Bedding | Photography - 2007

New fish-eye lens from Tokina Tokina is introducing a new fish- eye to its range of Canon and Nikon mount lenses. ... marks such as spots left by water or fingerprints much easier to clean than standard multi-coating, claims Tokina.



164 pages

Popular Photography

2007-01

Now Canon and 4 SAME OPTICS, DIFFERENT LOOK: The Pentax 10-17mm fisheye, left, has its focusing scale far forward, and broad zoom ring behind. The Tokina, right, has a broader focusing ring in front, a window to show distance, ...


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Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX (Canon) - Review ...
Introduction The AF 12-24mm f/4 AT-X Pro DX was a huge success for Tokina - it is one of the most attractive lenses from a price/performance perspective.

Amazon.com: Tokina AT-X Pro FX 16-28mm f/2.8 For Canon ...
This Tokina lens is the first in a new generation of full frame (FX) lenses designed for professional digital SLR cameras like the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the Nikon ...

Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX (Canon) - Review ...
Vignetting The vignetting characteristic of the Tokina is pretty good. Unsurprisingly the problem is most pronounced at 11mm @ f/2.8 - 1.2EV corner darkening can be ...

Canon 16-35mm II vs Tokina 16-28mm Lens Review
Great review Dave, I am really surprised by your results as I always had the view that the Canon was a high end lens. I have two Tokina lenses, the 11-16mm f2.8 and ...

Wide Angle Lens - 16-28 F2.8 Tokina vs Canon 17-40 F4
Haven't used the Tokina, but photozone.de has reviewed it. Better than the Canon 16-35 II for distortion and vignetting, slightly better center resolution but the ...


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  • Tokina

    Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX II Digital Zoom Lens (for Canon EOS Cameras)

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    Rating (281 reviews):
    (4.6/5)
    Tokina

    Excellent quality lens

    I bought this lens to "complete" my lens collection. I have a fair number of good to high-quality lenses, but the widest lens I owned was a 24-70mm. It just seems that fairly often I find myself needing just a bit wider than that. I read a bit about this lens before the purchase and it seems a lot of people are very happy with this lens. Now that I own it, it is obvious why. Right out of the box you can tell that this is a solid piece of equipment. It is definitely not a "fantastic plastic". It's got some heft to it, though it is not so heavy that it is uncomfortable on the camera. (I have a Canon 40d.) In playing around I found it to be a very sharp lens. It also has tremendous depth of field making it great for getting group shots and including background. I've read some complaints that 11-16mm isn't much of a zoom. It's not. However, when it's that wide I look at the zoom just to give me a little play around the edges and keep my group more towards the center of the... 5/5 William E. Liberatore (Bridgeport, Ohio USA) - See all my reviews, July 24, 2013

    Awesome!

    Yes - this is the MK II version that was only released in Japan - I called the company (Gigabargains) to verify, and they managed to get a few in stock from the distributor. Auto Focus works GREAT on my d5000 (told you it was the MK II!) - very quick, very snappy. And since it focuses as close as 12 inches, you can take some VERY abstract fun photos/portraits with this lens (in addition to all the other reasons to get glass like this). New coatings seem to hold down flare and ghosting as well. Tokina did a fantastic job updating this already great lens. It's still SUPER sharp across the frame at f/5.6, and very respectable at f/2.8. Also, in terms of design, the push/pull focus ring I think is far superior than the switches found on Nikon lenses - more intuitive and much quicker to operate. Although I don't think it's worth upgrading if you have the older version, if you don't have an ultra-wide in your kit, this is the one to get! Worth noting that I have shot with Nikon's... 5/5 Frostie Jay - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX II Digital Zoom Lens (AF-S Motor) (for Nikon Cameras) (Electronics) Yes - this is the MK II version that was only released in Japan - I called the company (Gigabargains) to verify, and they managed to get a few in stock from the distributor. Auto Focus works GREAT on my d5000 (told you it was the MK II!) - very quick, very snappy. And since it focuses as close as 12 inches, you can take some VERY abstract fun photos/portraits with this lens (in addition to all the other reasons to get glass like this). New coatings seem to hold down flare and ghosting as well. Tokina did a fantastic job updating this already great lens. It's still SUPER sharp across the frame at f/5.6, and very respectable at f/2.8. Also, in terms of design, the push/pull focus ring I think is far superior than the switches found on Nikon lenses - more intuitive and much quicker to operate. Although I don't think it's worth upgrading if you have the older version, if you don't have an ultra-wide in your kit, this is the one to get! Worth noting that I have shot with Nikon's... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 25, 2012

    Compared to the Nikon 10-24, this lens is the clear winner (if you don't need the range.)

    I first used a DX wide angle years ago at my old job - the Nikon 12-24 f/4. Loved that lens, even at 12mm f/4.So last summer when I was shopping for a DX WA of my own, the Nikon 10-24 3.5-4.5 seemed like a no brainer. I figured I would use it mostly wide open at 10mm, so the slightly larger aperture and wider end seemed like a step up. However, after using it for a while I was never really happy with the sharpness of the images my copy delivered. It was good but not great (I use WA's to feature a subject prominently in the frame, not for landscapes, so I like to shoot close to wide open if possible.)I didn't have access to the Nikon 12-24 f/4 anymore to compare to, but after discovering the Tokina 11-16 f/2.8, I decided to look into the Tokina 11-16 as a possible replacement.After almost a year and a lot of research, I decided to go for a Tokina 11-16. Since I still had the 10-24, I did tripod comparisons with a remote shutter, comparing the lenses... 5/5 sifelaver - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX II Digital Zoom Lens (AF-S Motor) (for Nikon Cameras) (Electronics) I first used a DX wide angle years ago at my old job - the Nikon 12-24 f/4. Loved that lens, even at 12mm f/4.So last summer when I was shopping for a DX WA of my own, the Nikon 10-24 3.5-4.5 seemed like a no brainer. I figured I would use it mostly wide open at 10mm, so the slightly larger aperture and wider end seemed like a step up. However, after using it for a while I was never really happy with the sharpness of the images my copy delivered. It was good but not great (I use WA's to feature a subject prominently in the frame, not for landscapes, so I like to shoot close to wide open if possible.)I didn't have access to the Nikon 12-24 f/4 anymore to compare to, but after discovering the Tokina 11-16 f/2.8, I decided to look into the Tokina 11-16 as a possible replacement.After almost a year and a lot of research, I decided to go for a Tokina 11-16. Since I still had the 10-24, I did tripod comparisons with a remote shutter, comparing the lenses... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 19, 2013
    List Price: $599.95
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    BH-77B Lens Hood
    Three Year Limited Warranty
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  • Tokina

    Tokina AT-X Pro FX 16-28mm f/2.8 For Canon

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    List Price: $849.00

    3-Year Limited Warranty
    Front and Rear Lens Caps


  • Tokina

    Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X116 Pro DX Digital Zoom Lens (for Canon EOS Cameras)

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    List Price: $1,359.00

    Crop sensor lens (Not for full-frame cameras)
    Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Zoom Digital Lens
    3 Year Limited Warranty


  • Tokina

    AF 100mm f/2.8 AT-X M100 Pro D Macro Lens - Canon Mount

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    Rating (20 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Tokina

    An excellent lens!

    0 5/5 Amazon Customer "lobo_de_luna" (Spokane, WA United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: AF 100mm f/2.8 AT-X M100 Pro D Macro Lens - Canon Mount (Accessory) I got this lens to go along with my Canon Rebel T4i. I'm very new to this level of photography and there is some of a learning curve for me. I'm still learning and slowly getting better. Until this morning I didn't have anything to really show off this lens. Now I do. In the right settings, this lens will astound you. Get it. If it's less than $500. Get it. This lens does have manual focus AND auto focus. To engage auto focus pull the focus ring away from you. 0, March 4, 2013

    Tack sharp lens

    0 5/5 Edwin J Esposito (Whitman, MA United States) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: AF 100mm f/2.8 AT-X M100 Pro D Macro Lens - Canon Mount (Accessory) I really like the performance and handling of this lens. It takes very sharp images without any noticeable defects or distortion. It's solidly made and looks beautiful on my Canon 60D. You can't go wrong with this lens, and it' at a great price, too. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 11, 2011

    Good optics but the AF is hunting badly

    Advantages:- Cheap- Sharp- Small and lightweight- Solid builtDisadvantages:- Really bad AF- Chromatic aberration could be lessI'm just dragging this lens around in my camera bag on weddings to do a few shots of rings and some other details. I appreciate how significantly much smaller it is over the Canon 100mm (new version) and the Sigma 105mm. I had a 50mm macro before which is even a bit smaller but I wanted the image compression of a 100mm macro.After having used this lens, the Canon 100mm (new version with IS) and the Sigma 105mm (new version with OS), I would decide for the Tokina any time just for the small size.But that's just me and my already heavy camera bag. You? Should definitely consider the Sigma 105mm OS. It is huge compared to the Tokina and more expensive but the AF (auto focus) is much much better and the OS (optical stabilizer) makes it a pretty good allround lens. It is even a great portrait... 3/5 Paul (San Francisco Bay Area) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: AF 100mm f/2.8 AT-X M100 Pro D Macro Lens - Canon Mount (Accessory) Advantages:- Cheap- Sharp- Small and lightweight- Solid builtDisadvantages:- Really bad AF- Chromatic aberration could be lessI'm just dragging this lens around in my camera bag on weddings to do a few shots of rings and some other details. I appreciate how significantly much smaller it is over the Canon 100mm (new version) and the Sigma 105mm. I had a 50mm macro before which is even a bit smaller but I wanted the image compression of a 100mm macro.After having used this lens, the Canon 100mm (new version with IS) and the Sigma 105mm (new version with OS), I would decide for the Tokina any time just for the small size.But that's just me and my already heavy camera bag. You? Should definitely consider the Sigma 105mm OS. It is huge compared to the Tokina and more expensive but the AF (auto focus) is much much better and the OS (optical stabilizer) makes it a pretty good allround lens. It is even a great portrait... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 28, 2014
    List Price: $489.00
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  • Tokina

    Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens for Canon

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    Rating (10 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Tokina

    Sharp and contrasty when it hits.

    0 4/5 Dwegs "Dwegs" (US) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens for Canon (Accessory) I purchased this as my new WA lens. However, it was not what I hoped for.PROS:Great rangeConstant apertureGreat build qualitySmooth operationSharp as a tack (when in focus, see below).CONS:Somewhat softer at the long end, but not bad.AF operation what hit and miss on this copy (Front focus errors sometimes). I have had several Tokina lenses, so that was a surprise.Minor niggle: Zoom ring could be wider.Overall, this represents a great value in its class, and from what I see, others have better AF performance than I did. So, I might have given 5 stars had my copy been good with AF. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 22, 2013

    Good Bang for the Buck

    0 4/5 Ron - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens for Canon (Accessory) I bought this lens to use with my Canon 6D as a replacement of my Canon 10-22mm on a 7D. I'm pleasantly surprised at the quality and build of the lens for the price. Results are comparable to the Canon 10-22mm. Better build with good sharpness and low distortion. AF can be a little noisy but nothing to complain about. Seeing some CA but not as bad as in the Canon 10-22mm.UPDATE: About one year after purchasing this lens it died in the middle of a photo shoot and I'm in the process of sending it in for repair. Luckily it has a 3 year warranty but I've lost trust in being able to depend on the lens. I'm really missing the range of this lens on my camera and I'm considering an upgrade to the Canon 16-35mm F4. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 20, 2014

    Excellent sharpness and value/build

    First, this is for the Nikon Mount. I think Tokina's Canon mount appears to be less "sharp" than the Nikon mount.This lens is tack sharp wide open. I also have the 16-28 Nikon mount. Did a side by side comparison at F4. I was surprised that the 17-35f4 is sharper!!! What a pleasant surprise. The colors are not as good as the 168 however. Note: my copy of 168 is a good copy and considered ultra sharp until this lens.AF is not screw drive, and is powered by internal motor. This is actually less desirable as the screw drive seems to be faster than Tokina's internal motor. However, because this is UWA lens, the throw is very small, resulting in relatively snappy AF speed.Build quality is top notch. Price is half of the Nikon version.Distortion: I think even though this lens keeps straight lines straight, there is still highly visible distortion at the 17mm by stretching the outer edges and also bulging in the center. So I guess by low... 5/5 NCHammer - See all my reviews This review is from: Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens for Canon (Accessory) First, this is for the Nikon Mount. I think Tokina's Canon mount appears to be less "sharp" than the Nikon mount.This lens is tack sharp wide open. I also have the 16-28 Nikon mount. Did a side by side comparison at F4. I was surprised that the 17-35f4 is sharper!!! What a pleasant surprise. The colors are not as good as the 168 however. Note: my copy of 168 is a good copy and considered ultra sharp until this lens.AF is not screw drive, and is powered by internal motor. This is actually less desirable as the screw drive seems to be faster than Tokina's internal motor. However, because this is UWA lens, the throw is very small, resulting in relatively snappy AF speed.Build quality is top notch. Price is half of the Nikon version.Distortion: I think even though this lens keeps straight lines straight, there is still highly visible distortion at the 17mm by stretching the outer edges and also bulging in the center. So I guess by low... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 25, 2013
    List Price: $449.00
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  • Tokina

    Tokina Super Wide Angle 16-50mm f/2.8 AT-X 165 PRO DX Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS

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    Rating (4 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Tokina

    Fast Lens for Most Situations

    0 5/5 Gheorghe Chistol (Berkeley, CA) - See all my reviews, June 3, 2008

    Very good quality lens

    This is my main lens on the Canon 7D.Previously used a Sigma 24-70 on an XT.Very sharp. In practical use, the focus is nearly as fast as Canon USM with only a tiny amount of noise. However, in super dim conditions, and I mean super dim, the lens can't focus. In those conditions, I switch to the Canon 50 1.4, which the 7D can focus with in practically dark conditions.Great built quality. And while it doesn't necessarily show up in your files, the tactile quality of the lens makes it a joy to use. Somewhat heavy, but balances nicely on the 7D. There's some barrel distortion at 16mm though.The sharpness seems very consistent through the zoom and aperture range, unlike the Sigma 24-70, which was somewhat soft at 24mm.I also have the Tokina 11-16, which is great too, with distortion very well controlled at 16mm.UPDATE:I purchased this at about $550. I love it. But as the price nears the $1,000 mark, I'd... 5/5 Eric Foster (Bloomsburg, PA United States) - See all my reviews, April 26, 2010

    Fast lens at F 2.8 and performs well in poor lights conditions

    Most of the times I use a as an all-round lens (mounted on an EOS 450 first, then EOS 7), and I was looking for a somewhat wider angle, but not too wide. I love , so I bought this one and so far I've been super happy about it. It's a fast lens at F 2.8 and performs well in poor lights conditions, solid, but not too heavy. Only keep in mind that, just like Canon's own EF-S lenses, it will not fit a full-sensor camera, like the EOS 5 or EOS 1.Other people out there may be instead looking for a replacement for the 17-55 lens sold together many Canon's... 5/5 Foti Massimo (Vezia (Switzerland)) - See all my reviews, May 12, 2010


  • Tokina

    Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 Pro DX Digital Ultra Wide Zoom Lens for Canon EF DSLR

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    List Price: $599.00
    Price: $598.89
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    Maximum Aperture 2.8
    Minimum Aperture 22
    Focal Length 11-20mm
    Construction E/G 11E / 12G
    Coatings Advanced Multi-layer


  • Tokina

    Tokina AF 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 AT-X 107 DX Lens - Canon Mount

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    List Price: $669.00

    Minimum Aperture: F/22
    Coatings: Multi-layer Coatings Front element of the AT-X 107 DX has a newly formulated WP or "Water Proof" optical coating on the glass
    Recommended Sensor size: APS-C 1.6x Crop Factor (Full-frame Fisheye)'
    Maximum Aperture: F/3.5-4.5
    Optical Construction: 10 Elements / 8 Groups


  • Tokina

    Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124 Pro DX II Lens - Canon Mount

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    Rating (33 reviews):
    (4.3/5)
    Tokina

    TOKINA 12-24MM WIDE ANGLE

    Please let me be brief in my conclusions concerning the TOKINA 12-24MM F/4...This is the first TOKINA piece of glass that I have owned. My first impression was that in appearance it looks very much like a Nikon. It's handsome in appearance and build quality appears to be superb. I immediately got the feeling of holding a precision instrument and I like that. While some plastic is used, it can't be much judging by the weight of this lens, but it is not overly heavy. Fit-up when mounted to the camera (40D) is as good as anything I have from Canon. I found the zoom and manual focus rings to operate smoothly.As far as operation goes...this lens has no switch to change from manual to auto focus, you simply pull the focus ring back and manual focus engages without having to hunt for any precise spot. Return to Auto by pushing forward. It snaps smartly in and out. I like this arrangement on a wide angle because when using auto-focus on a lens with a wide field... 4/5 Danny (California) - See all my reviews Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124 Pro DX II Lens - Canon Mount (Accessory) Please let me be brief in my conclusions concerning the TOKINA 12-24MM F/4...This is the first TOKINA piece of glass that I have owned. My first impression was that in appearance it looks very much like a Nikon. It's handsome in appearance and build quality appears to be superb. I immediately got the feeling of holding a precision instrument and I like that. While some plastic is used, it can't be much judging by the weight of this lens, but it is not overly heavy. Fit-up when mounted to the camera (40D) is as good as anything I have from Canon. I found the zoom and manual focus rings to operate smoothly.As far as operation goes...this lens has no switch to change from manual to auto focus, you simply pull the focus ring back and manual focus engages without having to hunt for any precise spot. Return to Auto by pushing forward. It snaps smartly in and out. I like this arrangement on a wide angle because when using auto-focus on a lens with a wide field... Read more, October 15, 2010

    Tokina 12-24 dxll

    0 5/5 Glenn Gonzales "Glenn" (Gaithersburg md usa) - See all my reviews, November 22, 2009

    Great Product

    0 5/5 W.Berger (Wisconsin) - See all my reviews This review is from: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124 Pro DX II Lens - Canon Mount (Accessory) Before I bought this lens for my Canon 40D,I informed myself and read reviews on all wide angle lenses not in the astronomical prize range.After having used it now for a couple of weeks I find it quite outstanding.The build quality is first class it feels as smooth and solid as my 24-104mm L lens[which is saying a lot].The colors and image quality too leave nothing to be desired.So I am very happy with it and can only recommend it. 0, August 28, 2009
    List Price: $599.00
    Rotary type zooming system
    f/4 to f/22 aperture
    12-24mm focal length
    Multi-layer coatings
    Designed for digital cameras with APS-C sized CMOS and CCD sensors (DX)


  • Tokina

    Tokina AT-XAF124DXC 12-24mm Wide-Angle Lens for Canon

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    Rating (13 reviews):
    (4.2/5)
    Tokina

    High Performance Ultra-wide for crop sensor camera bodies

    Looking for an ultra-wide angle lens for your Canon crop sensor camera? This is one to consider. The lens itself is built to high standards. It's a hefty combination of glass and metal. It feels like this thing can withstand just about anything. The image quality is nothing to scoff at. At 12mm wide-open it is a little softer than I would like at the corners, but as you stop down this decreases. Throughout the rest of the focal range this lens is quite sharp.At the time of purchase, I considered this and the Canon EFS 10-22--the Sigma 10-20 and Tamron 11-18 just didn't have the rave reviews that the Canon and Tokina shared. Both to me had very comparable image results. Aside from difference in cost, the constant f/4 was one of the contributing factors to me buying the Tokina over the Canon.If you are considering the Tokina lens, I think that you won't be making a mistake. This is a quality performer at a reasonable price. As with all photo equipment, you... 4/5 kv "kevinv033" (Philadelphia, PA United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Tokina AT-XAF124DXC 12-24mm Wide-Angle Lens for Canon (Accessory) Looking for an ultra-wide angle lens for your Canon crop sensor camera? This is one to consider. The lens itself is built to high standards. It's a hefty combination of glass and metal. It feels like this thing can withstand just about anything. The image quality is nothing to scoff at. At 12mm wide-open it is a little softer than I would like at the corners, but as you stop down this decreases. Throughout the rest of the focal range this lens is quite sharp.At the time of purchase, I considered this and the Canon EFS 10-22--the Sigma 10-20 and Tamron 11-18 just didn't have the rave reviews that the Canon and Tokina shared. Both to me had very comparable image results. Aside from difference in cost, the constant f/4 was one of the contributing factors to me buying the Tokina over the Canon.If you are considering the Tokina lens, I think that you won't be making a mistake. This is a quality performer at a reasonable price. As with all photo equipment, you... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 16, 2006

    Great at f/8!

    I was looking for a really good wide angle to use with my Rebels. I'd been using my old 18mm Olympus lens with an adapter. Unlike "modern" lenses the OM 18mm is tiny, light, entirely metal and almost free of barrel distortion. But of course on a Canon body, focus and f-stop setting are strictly manual.I tried the Canon 10-22 and to be polite, it was poor. Several people emailed me saying that buying a Canon lens these days is a two stage process where you purchase and then send it in, for "adjustment". I went back to using the Olympus 18.Then I saw a link to this Tokina and figured, what the hell. All I can say is, this ain't your dad's Soligor. If you can live with its limitations, this lens is exceptional.I put the camera on a heavy Gitzo tripod, set the lens to 12mm and shot my Linhof test chart. First the bad news. At the 12mm setting and at f/4, the lens is dismal. Not as bad as the Canon 10-22 but only the center is really usable... 5/5 Coronet Blue (California) - See all my reviews, November 11, 2007

    Great wide-angle lens for APS-C cameras

    As other reviewers have noted, this lens is a bit on the heavy side. This is typical of Tokina's lenses, which are always built very solidly with a strong metal alloy body. I've heard of people accidentally sitting on Tokina lenses without damaging them. Try that with a plastic-body Canon EF-S lens and see what happens! So yes, it is heavy, but that's a reflection of quality construction.I've used Tokina lenses for years and they've always worked well for me. I bought this one recently and I'm not disappointed. It is a bit prone to lens flare if sunlight strikes the glass, but that's not uncommon with wide-angle lenses. At the widest angles, the minor chromatic aberrations and slight geometric distortions around the perimeter are also typical of this class of lens. (Wide-angle lenses naturally want to be fish-eyes; it's a challenge to keep straight lines straight.) If imperfections of this sort are not acceptable to you, then you're probably best off staying on the other... 5/5 Craig Dickson (San Mateo, CA USA) - See all my reviews, March 3, 2009
    F/22 to F/4 Aperture
    13 Elements in 11 Groups Optical Construction
    Macro Ratio - 1 - 8
    Optimized for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
    11.8 (30cm) Minimum Focus Distance


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