9 out of 10 points and recommendedTank like build, Image quality for the price, Filters fit on front.....PRICE!!A bit more CA than the compitition
I shoot Nikon and usually buy Nikon lenses, but after testing this against the Nikon 12-24, I did not see any reason the spend the extra $500.00 Nikon was asking. Optical performance was darned close, With very mild CA and Flare showing in the Tokina Lens. CA is easily corrected in PP, andFlare only shows itself in very harsh conditions....(no problems with sunsets etc)reviewed March 18th, 2006 (purchased for $490)
The Nikon has a MUCH worse build quality on their 12-24.....the Tokina is built like a tank...and I shoot landscapes so this makes ALL the diffrence to me.
I would reccomend this wonderful lens to ANYONE.
Here are a few shots that will give you an idea of the lenses performance. Exif is below each shot.
If your looking for a great lens at a great price.....this is it.