10 out of 10 points and recommendedExcellent sharpness and IQ, superb buil quality, accurate focusslow focus motor, CA
The lens is absoloutly astounding. Image sharpness above f3.5 is comperable to prime lenses (canon 50mm f1.4). Focusing is very precise and the build quality is comparable to Canon L series (i have a 200mm F2.8L prime).reviewed April 21st, 2009 (purchased for $450)
I used to be an owner of a Sigma 50-150mm f2.8, before i got this lens. Sigma had problems with front focusing, so i sent it back to service. They somehow managed to adjust the focusing, but after using it for a year I sold it, because the image quality of Sigma 50-150mm f2.8 was not impressive.
The only minus of Tokina is slower focusing than Sigma HSM or Canon ultrasonic and a litlle CA. But the price is right..
I can strongly reccomend this great lens!
7 out of 10 points and not recommendedHSM motor, EX built qualityfocusing issues, image quality is just average
I used to be an owner of a Sigma 50-150mm f2.8, before i got Tokina 50-135mm f2.8.reviewed April 21st, 2009 (purchased for $600)
Sigma had problems with front focusing, so i sent it back to service. They somehow managed to adjust the focusing, but after using it for a year I sold it, because the image quality of Sigma 50-150mm f2.8 was not impressive.
The only plus is excellent HSM motor.
Tokina 50-135mm f2 is just way better than this problematic, bad focusing, average IQ Sigma...
10 out of 10 points and recommendedExcellent image quality, construction, speed, accuracy, dreamy bokeh, BLACKNONE
I was looking for something special, light and inconspicious. I was looking for a fast lens with the best image quality and bokeh.reviewed April 21st, 2009 (purchased for $700)
Forget about the white L zooms, forget about the IS. Back to the roots.
Have you ever tried a portrait at 200mm at f2.8? The bokeh is sweet and dreamy, simply out of this world.
I use this lens a lot with a 1.4X TC and there is almost no loss of IQ. Canon 200mm f2.8 L is one of the best lenses out there.
9 out of 10 points and recommendedgreat image quality comperable to L series, accurate focus, light, cheapbuild quality, slow focus
This lens is one of the best kept secrets. Image quality is comparable to L lenses. Extremelly sharp. It's light, compact and the price is right.reviewed April 21st, 2009 (purchased for $450)
The only minus is the build quality and focusing speed.
I highly recommend this excellent lens!
9 out of 10 points and recommendedexcellent image quality, EX buildslow and noisy focus
Excellent image quality, EX build, true macro lens, not expensive.reviewed April 21st, 2009 (purchased for $400)
The only minus is slow and noisy motor.
9 out of 10 points and recommendedfast, small, excellent image quality above f2.2, inexpensive, USMuseless below f2
Excellent lens, great image quality, fast focus and nice bokeh. Inexpensive.reviewed April 21st, 2009 (purchased for $400)
But don't try to use this lense below f2.2.
4 out of 10 points and recommendednoneslow, poor image quality, poor build quality
Don't use this lens, spend a few 100EUR and buy yourself a lens that you can realy enjoy.reviewed April 21st, 2009
Poor image quality, slow, noisy, bad construsction, plastic mount.
I've got mine in the kit and gave it away for free.
8 out of 10 points and recommendedUSM, good image quality on APS-C, lightweightCA, distortion, slow
A nice beginner lens with good IQ, USM and lightweight.reviewed April 21st, 2009 (purchased for $300)
8 out of 10 points and recommendedgreat zoom range, built quality, very good image quality, price/performancenone for this price
Great walk arround lens with very good image quality and price/performance. 70mm is very usefull comperable to standard 17-50 zooms.reviewed April 22nd, 2009 (purchased for $400)
It's a very nice beginner lens.
3 out of 10 points and recommendedyou can get one for freeplastic mount
Image quality is bad, buil is bad, motor is so slow and noisy, buzzing like a bee. I had to look twice before i realized that this is actually a Canon lens.reviewed April 22nd, 2009
What were they thinking? Plastic mount???
Don't use this one. Just buy yourself a decent lens.