Tokina normal telephoto lens?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by clams, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. clams macrumors member

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    Any of you guys hear anything about the Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8? I'm thinking of getting a normal telephoto and this one seems to be decent on price ($530), size, and speed. I haven't heard much about it other than the smattering of reviews though. Oh and I'm looking at the one for the EF-S mount.
     
  2. toxic macrumors 68000

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    I haven't heard much, either, but all of it has been positive...

    grab one from somewhere without a restocking fee. then make your own review for posterity :rolleyes:
     
  3. OreoCookie macrumors 68030

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    Tokina lenses are beautifully crafted, I own the 12-24 mm lens. They're a joy to use, the built quality is way above that of Sigma and Tamron. Since you have set your mind on a (very reasonable) zoom range, the only competitor is Sigma's 50-150 mm zoom -- which isn't supposed to be better at least.*

    I would simply get one and see if you like it.

    * The Tokina is sharper, but suffers from chromatic abberations -- which are easy to correct if you shoot RAW.
     
  4. luminosity macrumors 65816

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    The Tokina 50-135mm is an outstanding lens by most accounts. There are a few reviews of it online if you look around. Tokina's build quality is more like Nikon and Canon's premium lenses than most of Sigma's. Tokina doesn't make a wide range of lenses, but the ones they do make are generally very good (the 11-16 is one of the best wide angles out there).
     

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