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Tokina AT-XAF124DXC 12-24mm Wide-Angle Lens for Canon

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  • Optimized for Canon Digital SLR Cameras
  • F/22 to F/4 Aperture
  • 13 Elements in 11 Groups Optical Construction
  • Macro Ratio - 1 - 8
  • 11.8 (30cm) Minimum Focus Distance
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.3 x 3.5 x 3.3 inches ; 1.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00099XTKA
  • Item model number: AF 12-24mm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

The Tokina AT-X 124 AF PRO DX lens is Tokina's first lens designed with an APS-C sized sensor. This lens gives the Digital Photographer an ultra wide-angle zoom lens that has the equivalent of an 18-36mm zoom range on a 35mm film camera while maintaining a bright constant aperture of f/4. Non-rotating 77mm filter threads mean special effect filters will not change when the lens' focus is changed. Fast internal focusing with Tokina's One-Touch focus clutch mechanism allows the lens to AF focus faster and switching between auto and manual focus is as easy as snapping the focus ring back and forth. 2 sharp-cut aspherical elements accurately correct aspherical aberration usually associated with ultra-wide angle lenses. Bright, constant f/4 aperture allows plenty of light to enter the camera for shooting in a wide variety of photographic situations. A chrome-plated brass mount plate and all-metal zoom unit can stand up to regular use, while an advanced polycarbonate outer lens barrel reduces the weight of the lens, making it a pleasure to carry. Dimensions - 3.3 x 3.5 (84x89.5mm) Weight - 20.1 ounces (570 grams)

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It's a very good lens!
Alex
I bought the Tokina 12-24mm Lens for my Canon Rebel XSI, and I love it.
Kenneth Richardson
Fells solid and constructed of high quality.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Vertucio on December 16, 2006
Looking for an ultra-wide angle lens for your Canon crop sensor camera? This is one to consider. The lens itself is built to high standards. It's a hefty combination of glass and metal. It feels like this thing can withstand just about anything. The image quality is nothing to scoff at. At 12mm wide-open it is a little softer than I would like at the corners, but as you stop down this decreases. Throughout the rest of the focal range this lens is quite sharp.

At the time of purchase, I considered this and the Canon EFS 10-22--the Sigma 10-20 and Tamron 11-18 just didn't have the rave reviews that the Canon and Tokina shared. Both to me had very comparable image results. Aside from difference in cost, the constant f/4 was one of the contributing factors to me buying the Tokina over the Canon.

If you are considering the Tokina lens, I think that you won't be making a mistake. This is a quality performer at a reasonable price. As with all photo equipment, you should test it out at your local camera store to see if it's for you.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Coronet Blue VINE VOICE on November 11, 2007
I was looking for a really good wide angle to use with my Rebels. I'd been using my old 18mm Olympus lens with an adapter. Unlike "modern" lenses the OM 18mm is tiny, light, entirely metal and almost free of barrel distortion. But of course on a Canon body, focus and f-stop setting are strictly manual.

I tried the Canon 10-22 and to be polite, it was poor. Several people emailed me saying that buying a Canon lens these days is a two stage process where you purchase and then send it in, for "adjustment". I went back to using the Olympus 18.

Then I saw a link to this Tokina and figured, what the hell. All I can say is, this ain't your dad's Soligor. If you can live with its limitations, this lens is exceptional.

I put the camera on a heavy Gitzo tripod, set the lens to 12mm and shot my Linhof test chart. First the bad news. At the 12mm setting and at f/4, the lens is dismal. Not as bad as the Canon 10-22 but only the center is really usable. The good news is that things improve dramatically at f/5.6 and at f/8 it just pops. I mean, like a fixed focal length lens. Its that good.

So, if you expect to use this lens wide open, either because you have to or because you don't know any better, this lens is not for you. Also, it has wicked chromatic aberration, which can be dialed out in Photoshop or better, with DxO. But at f/8, its a killer lens.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Craig Dickson on March 3, 2009
As other reviewers have noted, this lens is a bit on the heavy side. This is typical of Tokina's lenses, which are always built very solidly with a strong metal alloy body. I've heard of people accidentally sitting on Tokina lenses without damaging them. Try that with a plastic-body Canon EF-S lens and see what happens! So yes, it is heavy, but that's a reflection of quality construction.

I've used Tokina lenses for years and they've always worked well for me. I bought this one recently and I'm not disappointed. It is a bit prone to lens flare if sunlight strikes the glass, but that's not uncommon with wide-angle lenses. At the widest angles, the minor chromatic aberrations and slight geometric distortions around the perimeter are also typical of this class of lens. (Wide-angle lenses naturally want to be fish-eyes; it's a challenge to keep straight lines straight.) If imperfections of this sort are not acceptable to you, then you're probably best off staying on the other side of 24mm unless you can afford lenses that cost twice the price of this one.

It should be noted that this lens is intended for APS-C cameras (Rebels and the 20D-50D series). It will mount on a full-frame camera such as the EOS 5D Mark II (because it uses an EF mount, not EF-S), but on such cameras the image it produces will not fill the entire frame when zoomed to less than 20mm.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Murdock on February 5, 2009
I've had a lot of lenses in 25-odd years of shooting, but only a few have ever been indispensable to me. This lens is one of them.

I picked this up to supplement my Tamron 18-50, but it's on the camera so much I'll probably end up selling the Tamron.

Sharpness is quite good on this lens, even wide open. But in fairness, I shoot mostly people, so if the corners are soft, I'd probably never notice, since there almost never people there.

Distortion is surprisingly well controlled given how wide it is. I tried out a Tamron 11-17 and found it much too fisheye for me.

It is a hefty lens, no doubt. The clutch mechanism for switching between AF and MF works very well, and it's darn near silent focusing (of course, how far does it really have to focus at that point).

Do not pass up an opportunity to check out this lens, and if you have to buy it here on blind faith and others' recommendations, I think you'll be pleased.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robin G. Cook on May 2, 2008
I love this Tokina 12-24 UWA lens. It not only is very clear and bright, but also produces beautiful sharp quality photos. I would highly recommend this lens to others!
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By Dario on July 2, 2013
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This lens is really top quality, heavier than expected, but worth to carry around. The image is very sharp and the posibility to use it also with a full sensor body, not at 12mm but probably at 14mm, makes it a good investment for the future too.

If you buy it used, be sure to get the original lens hood with it, because it's very expensive and there are no third party options, in fact I got mine with a fotodiox screw in lens hood that the only way to make it work was sawing half thread to avoid vignetting
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