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Tokina 17mm f/3.5 AT-X 17 AF PRO

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Review Date: Mar 15, 2009 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $225.00 | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: surprisingly sharp in the center, good color rendition, solid feel
Cons:
blurred in the corners (FF, but this is probably an issue with 95% of available WA lenses), awkward to switch from AF to MF

This is the first lens I tried on my Canon 5D. The center sharpness and colors were so fantastic, all I could think was, "Wow, I can't wait to get a good lens on this camera!" Except it then turned out that as I added lenses to my collections, most or all were hard-pressed to match the overall performance of the Tokina. So it is, after all, a good lens. I give it a 7 overall because the extreme corners are blurry no matter how small an aperture I shoot, and my copy is difficult to shift from AF to MF.