I just acquired the Tokina AT-X 16-28, it's actually a pretty nice lens. As others have said, it is somewhat heavier than other lenses, but as far as build quality, I have absolutely no complaints. The first picture is a cell phone shot of the Tokina, with my 5DMKII. The front is a bit bulbous so as others have said...no filters. It does have a lens cap however that encompasses the entire front of the lens, so there are no worries about protecting the lens at all. The second shot is a photo taken with the lens at Caesar's Palace in Vegas...along with a little tweaking courtesy of Photomatix. I think I'm going to enjoy this new lens a lot.
G' Day All,
First time posting a new topic but wanted to get some advice if anyone wants to chime in. Ive been eyeing a couple WA's for months now. I had the 16-35 II in my shopping cart more then once now but decided against it as the extra cost savings in the following two lens will let me preorder the Mark III once available (Some budget concerns). Currently Im rocking my almost 4 year old XSi so I know the 10-22 would be better suited for it but like I said im making the full frame jump soon.
Im guessing a fair share of people on the forum have or have used the 17-40 but wondering if anyone has used the rather new Tokina and how they might compare. Prices are comparable new though the 17-40 has more of a used market currently. The Tokina doesnt accept filters which for me is a drawback but the extra stop makes it more appealing as I do anticipate the occasional handheld evening landscape shot.