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Does anyone have the Tokina 50-135? Can you post samples or give an opinion/review of it?

Thanks!

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Nothing?

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Nada?

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I don't own it, but are you aware of this review? http://www.photozone.d​e ...tokina_50135_28/ind​ex.htmexternal link

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Yeah- seen it. Thanks though!

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I asked the same question on a different thread yesterday, I was not aware of your thread here.

So far I've no replies. I suppose it's a relatively new lens and third party which means it may be a while before we get a lot of user experience. There is one user review over on Fred Miranda, and the PhotoZone review mentioned above.

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reviving old thread..:D

i think this lens is underrated. i feel that it is a solid lens which produces excellent IQ photos. sharpness is excellent. i did a couple of shots at 50mm f/2.8, f/4 and 135mm f/2.8, f/4.

http://eyusuf.smugmug.​com/gallery/4154372external link

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How's the build and the AF on it Eyusuf?

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the build is fantastic. very professional and feels solid in your hand.
AF is a bit loud (that is you are spoiled rotten with canon USM) but nothing terrible. the tamron 17-50 is louder.
AF accuracy is also excellent.

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The_Camera_Poser wrote in post #4688733external link
How's the build and the AF on it Eyusuf?

eyusuf wrote in post #4688772external link
the build is fantastic. very professional and feels solid in your hand.
AF is a bit loud (that is you are spoiled rotten with canon USM) but nothing terrible. the tamron 17-50 is louder.
AF accuracy is also excellent.

I played with this lens at Samys Camera in O.C. (southern California) about 6-8 mos ago. I mounted it to my 20D and my impressions were very favorable. I agree with eyusuf: the build is solid, Hummer-like with refinement. Classic Tokina ATX DX Pro. AF is just like eyusuf says also. The IQ was right there with the Sigma 50-150 and 70-200 f2.8 lenses. Nothing to be ashamed of at all. And CA was not as bad as I thought it might be. Overall a good lens, but because it's Tokina, it doesn't get much play around the forums. :(

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Popular Photography tested this lens and their reslts showed its fantastically sharp. Check their site, look under revews, its there.

Post #11, Jan 12, 2008 17:46:46


"High Key" is NOT overexposed, and "Low Key" is NOT underexposed.

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I was the first owner of eyusuf's 50-135..

I know how nice it is.. It's hard to explain it really.

The lens itself is the real deal.. IF you shoot crop, like most of us do, you really won't find a better everyday portrait lens. (EF 70-200's are telephoto only on crops.. too long for studio and normal portraiture work).

The lens itself has no flaws, I may have had a perfect copy.. but I have owned more than one Tokina and both have been awesome.

I have been quietly supportive of tokina product for a while. Sadly underrated.

Anyone sitting on the fence should try this lens.. short and incredibly solid with a 67mm filter, usable in most situations you want sharp pics with creamy bokeh.

Don't doubt it.. find one and try it.. your rebel or XXd body will not find crisper pics in the same range without a set of primes..

Enjoy it eyusuf.

everyone else.. try one... really

Post #12, Jan 13, 2008 00:25:36


Some bodies. Some primes. Some zooms. Same as everyone else.

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real world shot taken with this lens.
f/2.8, 1/80s, 90mm, handheld. available window light. no sharpening. 100% crop from the pic straight from the camera.
http://img255.imagesha​ck.us/img255/638/cropa​c7.jpgexternal link

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wow eyusuf. wow! more please?

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lookingforaname wrote in post #4752991external link
wow eyusuf. wow! more please?

you like?

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