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Tokina 28-70mm f/2.8 AT-X 287 AF PRO SV

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Review Date: Feb 17, 2005 Recommend? no | Price paid: $327.00 | Rating: 7 

 
Pros: Very well made for the price. Decent sharpness wide open. Minimal CA.
Cons:
A bit on the weighty side. Mounted on my 10D with a battery pack I get a bit of a workout shooting a wedding. I have sent it to Tokina service 2 times because I get constant 'error 99,' no communication with camera messages. Still does this despite the TWO service calls. It's not the camera as all my other lenses work fine. So I getting rid of this as it's just not reliable in the pinch.

I shoot around 20 weddings per year and bought this lens specifically for that application. Despite having a good value ratio, and being pretty sharp wide open, it's just not usable for anything where there are no second chances. Tokina service is fast, but they still haven't fixed the problem. So out it goes.