Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X PRO FX SD
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(From Tokina lens literature) The Tokina AT-X SD 17-35mm F4 PRO FX is a compact, high performance wide-angle zoom lens for digital SLR cameras with full frame support. The lens features the company's newly developed SD-M (Silent Drive-Module) AF system for precise and quiet autofocus, and is weather-sealed.
Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X PRO FX SD User Reviews
8 out of 10 points and recommended by SveinG (2 reviews)Focal Length, price, size, center sharpnessBorder sharpness
I have tested this lens with my Nikon D800E. The center sharpness is good for practical use. The border and corners are not as goods as expected. There is also some CA and vignetting wide open, but this is relatively easy to correct from Lightroom.reviewed June 8th, 2012 (purchased for $999)
There is almost no distorsion.
The focus is fast and accurate, but not as silent as the Nikkors. To switch from AF and MF is easy to operate by push/pull the focus ring. I found this more user friendly than the traditional switch at the side of the lens barrel.