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Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124 AF PRO DX SD

Review Date: Aug 23, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $499.95 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Sharp! Solid build, very smooth motor, quiet
Hunts sometimes for focus, lens cap comes off easily

After reading through FM reviews I was convinced this is the lens I wanted. The extra 2mm you get with the Canon may be good for someone doing serious wide angle shoot but the 12-24 is a great range.

My first impression of the lens itself was amazing. It feels & weighs solid but the design looks very professional. The pictures of the lens doesn't justify how beautiful this thing is. As for the lens cap, they're not exactly easy to put back on. It almost feels like there's only a thread or two that the cap latches on to.

Although the lens sometimes hunt for focus, with good lighting it's fast. The motor just whizzes quietly inside and manual focus ring is butter smooth. To go from auto/manual, you pull or push the ring near the edge. The lens hood goes on well & stays put.

As for the images they are SHARP! I'm no professional so I cannot give any detailed reviews but the 100% crop and the saturation is wonderful. Highly recommnded lens!