Drphoto's reviews

  • Tokina 16-50mm f/2.8 AT-X 165 AF PRO DX SD

    4 out of 10 points and not recommended
    Strong Construction
    Poor Optics

    I've tried three of these lenses from two different stores. The first was inhabited by ghost, the second wasn't any better, and I just returned the third one today. I wanted to like this lens, it is constructed much better than my Nikon 18-70 and it balances good on the D200, but all of these lenses had optical problems. The chromatic aberrations were terrible & very noticeable at all focal lengths & all apertures (f2.8 - f8 were the apertures I tested the lenses at). It blurred & distorted the corners so much I just couldn't keep the lens. And 50mm f2.8 wasn't anywhere near sharp in the center. It's a shame to build such a nice lens & put such poor optics in it.

    reviewed September 7th, 2008 (purchased for $670)