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What do you think of Tokina 16-50/2.8?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by nykonian, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. nykonian


    May 4, 2007
    New York
    It's been out for a little and I've not seen a lot of comments on this.
  2. My guess is its so new no one has had a chance to try it out yet.
  3. kanzlr


    Jun 18, 2007
    I had one for two days. had to send it back because it was extremely soft at 50/2.8. I but i think it was defective, as it looked very hazy and had massive abberations. It misfocussed at close 50mm shots. when in MF it was better, but i never could achieve a sharp result.
    one thing: its noticably wider than the 17-50mm tamron and it has a cool tone to the imgs.

    i would love to try another sample, as i think it was transportation damage (it wasn't packaged well when i received it).

    the huge MF clutch is nice if you do MF a lot, but otherwise its a bit annoying.
  4. randyr5


    Jan 14, 2006
    Don't know about the Tokina, but I have the Tamron 17-50 and couldn't be happier. Razor sharp with nice color and contrast.
  5. Get the new Macro version of the Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8. Very sharp.
  6. weiran


    Jan 2, 2007
    Nottingham, UK
    Big, expensive like the Nikon 17-55. I prefer my sharper, smaller, cheaper and lighter Tamron 17-50.
  7. DBrim


    May 30, 2007
    Boston, MA
    I think that weiran was referring to the weight of the Tokina, which is significantly heavier than the two you mentioned (21.5 oz)
  8. weiran


    Jan 2, 2007
    Nottingham, UK
    Yes I'm referring to the original post rather than sabesh's. The Tamron and Sigma are very similar lenses.
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