8 out of 10 points and recommendedBuild 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.reviewed December 24th, 2010 (purchased for $625)
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.