6 out of 10 points and not recommendedImage quality is clean and AF is reasonably fast and acuratefilter/hood mount is a terrible build design
I hd purchased this lens almost 6 months agao and since my first outing with it i have had terrible problems with the filter/hood mount attachment. It is attached to the lens barrel with 2 very small screws through the mount tube and into the main lens tube. The problem is the holes in the plastic mount tube are a millimetre from the edge of the tube. So during these 6 months of owning this lens it has been back to Tokina 4 times for repair replacement. 2 days ago i took the lens out of my bag to find it was broken again.reviewed May 25th, 2009
And since Tokina Australia have no more (I purchased the last one) I am stuffed.