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

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Review Date: Jun 16, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Build; image quality; constant f/4; very useful zoom range
Cons:
Zoom/focus rings work backwards from Canon - can be confusing

Tokina was started by Nikon people so their lenses are designed for Nikon people and rings work backwards from Canon. This has cost me some shots. 12-24mm is a very useful zoom range to me since my shortest regular lens is 24-105mm leaving no gap and I own fisheyes to cover the really, really wide range. It is very useable at f/4 and extremely sharp stopped down a little. The lens has very solid feel. I'd prefer full time manual focus as offered by Canon but the slip clutch used on this lens is a close second. Highly recommended for any 1.6x crop body.