pieder's reviews

  • Tokina 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 AF 193

    9 out of 10 points and recommended
    solid construction, good image quality already wide open, improves with stopping down, exceptional value
    somewhat stiff zoom ring (minor nuisance, might be just my copy), limited zoom range

    The Tokina 19-35mm is a rather exceptional lens. I had never seen before such a well-built and optically good zoom lens sell for just a little more than a hundred dollars. A lens that delivers both on crop as well as on full frame bodies!

    Very little on CA, little distortion, good contrast and sharpness, some flare, slightly warm.
    You will not be in Canon L Lens territority but - considering the price - surprisingly near.

    If the limited zomm range is no major obstacle for you go for it. This will be one of your no-regrets purchases (if you don't pick up a dud).

    reviewed December 9th, 2006 (purchased for $120)