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

Review Date: Oct 24, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $60.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Yes! quality design and construction. Does not change length with either focus or zoom. Price. Feels perfectly balanced on a Nikon D70. Sharp!

For the $60 I paid on ebay for my mint copy, there is zero to complain about this lens. It is worth at least four times that. It has professional sharpness throughout the zoom range - excellent for landscapes and candid. There is flare because of the wide front element, but nothing a well-placed hand to shade the sun can't fix. It is said to be the same optical design as the more expensive 20-35mm. With its Tokina rubber tire-pattern zoom ring and focus ring this lens is ergonomically perfect in big hands! I'm now considering the Tokina 24-200mm. This Tokina 19-35mm is making me take a second look at Tokina before every future lens-buying decision. Get one.