mongoose31's reviews

  • Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 PRO DX SD

    8 out of 10 points and recommended
    Build quality, color, sharpness

    I have had this lens for about one year and have used it on my 7D. It is a very good lens with good sharpness, color performance and fairly quick focusing. However, as I continue to migrate to full frame (I have a 5D also) I plan on selling it.

    I recently bought the Rokinon 14mm for Canon (same as Samyang 14mm). Wow, I have tested it against this Tokina at f stops 4, 5.6 and 8. I can tell you that at each stop the Rokinon was significantly sharper. As you stop down the difference is less but even at f/8 the Rokinon wins. I am not troubled by the lack of autofocus on the Rokinon as most of the time it is at infinity or the hyperfocal distance. I paid half of what I bought the Tokina for and now that money will go towards my next purchase (Canon 70-200mm f/4 IS). This is my first ever post so please excuse my simplicity. Forget the Tokina unless autofocus is absolutely critical for you or the 2.8 aperture. Thank you.

    reviewed December 24th, 2010 (purchased for $625)