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Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X 100 AF PRO D

AT-XM100PRO_D
Review Date: Dec 19, 2011 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $525.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Easy to use, tough build, sharp as all get out.
Cons:
None that I can actually SEE

I use it as often as I can get away with it. For a macro it is all that you need, you don't have to get so close to your subject that you block light or scare it away. For macro the AF of course is useless, but for anything else AF is moderately fast but just fine. Not a sports lens by any means.

Sharp clean glass, I have no complaints. No IS/VR but then, we didn't have that in the old days either.

I would advise you to get one, this glass is way underpriced!


 
Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8 AT-X 535 AF PRO DX

atx535prodx
Review Date: Dec 19, 2011 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $600.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Sharp! Easy to use ...
Cons:
Easy to use but heavy, so it does take a bit of practice. No IS/VR!

I love this glass, but it does take some getting used to. If you are used to VR or IS on a lens get ready to learn how to stand still. It is heavy, and you will have to learn how to hold it comfortably. I usually leave the tripod mounting foot in the down position and place it in my palm of my left hand and finger the zoom, but I can do this because I have large hands. May not be so easy for everyone. So, simply bring a tripod along!

I can use it for just about anything, but when it gets down to it, I would say 25% of the time I will use a tripod.

Crisp sharp images and I have noticed almost no CA at the corners, as such, I no longer keep my Nikkor 18-200 handy and would rather use this instead. Build quality is excellent as is the 11-16mm and the 100mm Macro. I have not gone wrong with this company yet.