9 out of 10 points and recommendedExcellent Image Quality, Price, Size, Build Quality, Constant ApertureCA
Like most Tokina lenses, this is an awesome lens for the money. It's only real weakness is a very moderate amount of CA, which is almost unavoidable with UWA lenses.reviewed March 1st, 2014
As the official review says, stopping down clears up the softness at the long end, and the short end is amazing. It's a little loud and a little slow compared to some lenses, but who cares? It's a landscape lens; speed is not an issue.
9 out of 10 points and recommendedExcellent Image Quality, Price, Size, Build Quality
This was my first venture into Tokina's lens lineup, but not my last. The image quality is far superior to anything that was available in this focal length from Sony/Konica/Minolta, at the time, with the possible exception of their extremely expensive G series.reviewed March 1st, 2014
I can confirm the usual "built like a tank" comments. I bounced mine off a rock and into a stream, with no ill effects.
Yes, it's susceptible to flare and CA, like every other lens of this type. That's a challenge for the photographer, not a problem with the lens... just learn to use it properly, and it will reward your efforts.