dougsmit's reviews

  • Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124 AF PRO DX SD

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Canon version usable on full frame
    locks up when used at 12mm on my crop cameras after 5 years use

    After owning this lens for 5 years, I upgraded to a Canon 5DmkII and expected to have to junk it because it had stopped working at 12mm (gives error message and locks up camera). Now I find that it covers the FF sensor starting at 17mm (take off the lens hood) giving me slightly wider results than it did on my old crop body. Image quality is not bad except for some red-green chromatic aberration that corrects out using DPP RAW adjustments. I taped the ring giving me a 17mm 'prime' for free since I could not sell it due to the other defect. I would not recommend you buy this lens to use on your 5DmkII but if you already have one, give it a try.

    reviewed January 15th, 2012 (purchased for $471)