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Tokina 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 AF 193

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Review Date: May 20, 2008 Recommend? no | Price paid: $200.00 | Rating: 6 

 
Pros: Cheap, Ultrawide (specially on FF), sharp-ish when stopped down, robust and light.
Cons:
Slow af, specially in low-light. This lens is good only for outside shooting with plenty of light.

The only situation in which i recommend this is on your film(hobby) camera. By no means should it be used in a professional job - it's too slow, specially in dark places. It does ok with flash i guess.
Great for a film camera, digital too (but not really that impressive wide angle... 19 is not ultra-wide on APS-C). Haven't tried on a 5D yet, but it does good on film so far.
It might be more expensive, but get a Canon 20mm or Nikon 20mm (or even a manual wide-angle - you could focus faster than this in low light by hand), b/c 35mm end is not sharp at all on this one and not worth mentioning/using.

Overall: do not buy this lens, get a fixed focal lenght.