Tokina 80-200mm f/2.8 AT-X 828 AF PRO
(From Tokina lens literature) This workhorse lens can be counted on to perform exceptionally under a wide range of photographic conditions. Thousands of photographers world-wide have come to rely on this sturdy professional optic.
Popular with wildlife photographers because of its durability and proven optical design, the AT-X 828 AF PRO has been in been in Tokina's AT-X series since its inception and has evolved through several generations. The unique floating element system focuses two different element groups providing faster AF speed and uniformly high image quality from close focus to infinity.
These tested, razor-sharp optics, which use SD glass to eliminate chromatic aberrations, are housed in a set of all metal, precision-milled and fitted lens barrels that have been hard coated to improve their mechanical performance and longevity. Tokina's Focus Clutch Mechanism is incorporated for a faster auto focus and smoothly damped manual focus movement.
Tokina 80-200mm f/2.8 AT-X 828 AF PRO User Reviews
9 out of 10 points and recommended by clemong888 (2 reviews)sharp,f2.8,priceslow af,weight
image quality is good, build quality is excellent as expected of a tokina, sharp on most f stops, might be a lil soft wide open. its heavy(but thats because its build like a tank) but can get used to it.reviewed February 24th, 2007 (purchased for $170)
af would be the biggest con in this lens. its not slow but abit hard if u do sports. the af/mf switch is abit hard to use as well
9 out of 10 points and recommended by dectus (1 reviews)cheap, great on dslr, super build quality, tripod mountsomehow slow af, somehow heavy (but it's more than ok)
On my Canon 20D I have great results, price was very nice for a student and the quality of this lens is just awesomereviewed January 25th, 2006 (purchased for $555)
(price was 450€ = 555$)
9 out of 10 points and recommended by qooba (1 reviews)tack sharp on slr and dslr, built like a tank, smooth MF and zoom ring, tripod mount included, less expensive than Sigma and Nikkorheavy like a tank, slow AF performance on Nikon F70, much better on F90x/F100, not removable tripod mount
Very sharp from F2.8, slight vignieting on film, no vignieting on dslr, slow AF with my Nikon F70, much better on D100 and F90x/F100, formidable build quailityreviewed November 26th, 2005 (purchased for $400)