Tokina 12-24mm f/4 PRO DX II Autofocus Zoom Lens for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras

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About Tokina 12-24mm

Tokina AT-X 124 PRO DX II 12-24mm f/4 AF lens exclusively for Digital SLR cameras with APS-C sensors.* This lens gives the Digital photographer an ultra wide-angle zoom lens that has the equivalent angle of view to an 18-36mm in full frame format.

The model II version offers an improved multi-coating. The new multicoating helps reduce reflections that can cause flare and ghosting even more than in the AT-X 124 PRO DX.

The AT-X 124 PRO DX II features the one-touch focus clutch mechanism. To use the one-touch focus clutch mechanism, move the focus ring forward, towards the front of the lens, for AF or back for MF. This allows for a fast and easy manual over-ride in difficult lighting situations.
* The lens is designed for Digital cameras with APS-C sized CMOS and CCD sensors (DX) , not designed for cameras with Full Frame sensors (FX).

The Tokina 12-24mm is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Wildlife photos and more.The Tokina 12-24mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Tokina 12-24mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Tokina 12-24mm: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (121),Strong construction (112),Durable (99),Consistent output (93),Rugged (77),Easily interchangeable (71),Lightweight (39),Nice bokeh (12),Easily mounted (11),Simple controls (11),Clear glass (10),Easy to clean (10) Sharp (5),Good price / value (4),Good contrast (3) View All
Cons:
Heavy (37),Tough to attach (5),Slow focus (4),Poor in low light (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (85),Night photography (32),General purpose (28),Low light (27),Weddings (23),Special effects (22),Landscape photography (19),Travel (18),Fun (9),Sports/action (8),Video (8),Wildlife photos (8) Architecture (7),Photojournalism (6),Art (6),Landscapes (6),Wildlife (4),Professional work (4),Upgrade (4),Documentary (3),Portraits (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (47),Enthusiast (29),Semi-pro photographer (27),Professional (18),Semi-professional (15),Pro photographer (5),Casual photographer (3),Casual user (3)

Tokina 12-24mm Specifications

Recommended Sensor size
APS-C Sized (23.7 X15.6mm) CCD or CMOS sensor (w/1.5-1.6x magnification factor)
Maximum Aperture
F/4
Minimum Aperture
F/22
Optical Construction
13 Elements / 11 Groups
Coatings
Multi-layer Coatings
Zooming System
Rotary-type
Minimum Focus Distance
11.8 in. (30cm)
Macro Ratio
1:8
Number of Diaphragm Blades
9
Filter Size
77mm
Dimensions
3.46 in. (84mm) Diameter x 3.5 in. (89.5mm) Length
Weight
19 oz (540g)
Mfr #
ATX124DXIIC
SKU
TN12242EOS

Tokina 12-24mm Reviews

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4.5

(based on 181 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (108)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Must Have Super-Wide

I got the Tokina 12-24 AT-X ProDx II lens after months of reading reviews and trying lenses at brink-and-mortar stores. I couldn't be more satisfied. The ProDXII is an upgrade from Tokina's 12-24 AT-X ProDx in that it has improved multi-coatings to reduce flare and ghosting. I have taken about two dozen shots in three different locations with the lens hood off and the sun in frame trying to get it to ghost and flare. I have only been able get flare in one image. The improved multi-coating del...

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I got the Tokina 12-24 AT-X ProDx II lens after months of reading reviews and trying lenses at brink-and-mortar stores. I couldn't be more satisfied. The ProDXII is an upgrade from Tokina's 12-24 AT-X ProDx in that it has improved multi-coatings to reduce flare and ghosting. I have taken about two dozen shots in three different locations with the lens hood off and the sun in frame trying to get it to ghost and flare. I have only been able get flare in one image. The improved multi-coating delivers results as promised. I also checked for potential darkening of the corners with filters attached. At 12mm I got no darkening at all with one filter. I did get darkening at 12mm after double stacking a circular polarizer and a warming filter. Zooming out to 13mm brightened the corners back up. This lens can handle any single filter at its widest with no problems at all. The push-pull AF/MF selector has taken some getting used to after flicking a switch for so long but the lens is accurate enough on AF that I've only needed to switch to manual for a small handful of shots. Even then it was to get the effect I wanted - not because the lens couldn't find focus. This lens is bright, sharp, clear, built like a tank, and delivers on every promise made by Tokina about its performance. I believe it is well worth the investment for weekenders, serious hobbyists, and pros alike.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Build, Inconsistent output

Got this for its wide angle purposes. Was somewhat disappointed with the output inconsistency, due to its "autofocus" being the only option. The lens doesn't have a focus problem per se, because some photos turn out very sharp and crispy, at a ratio of 1 to 10 though. That's not too optimistic compared to other lenses. If you get a Tokina, make sure it has manual focus. It'll impact the output consistency! Distortion is huge, but that's compared to regular lenses, so I guess that's irrelevant

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Got this for its wide angle purposes. Was somewhat disappointed with the output inconsistency, due to its "autofocus" being the only option. The lens doesn't have a focus problem per se, because some photos turn out very sharp and crispy, at a ratio of 1 to 10 though. That's not too optimistic compared to other lenses. If you get a Tokina, make sure it has manual focus. It'll impact the output consistency! Distortion is huge, but that's compared to regular lenses, so I guess that's irrelevant. The build is great! it looks like only the nuclear war could damage it. Due to this fact it's heavy.

Reviewed by 181 customers

 
4.0

Excellent lens

By

from Minneapolis  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use this for mostly interior (real estate) photography. Very pleased with build quality and sharpness, except there is a noticeable fall off of detail on the left side of my images. This is noticeable at all apertures, but a little less at f5.6- 11. Center & right side are excellent. However in the way I use this lens that difference will never be noticed by anyone but me, being a pixel peeper.

 
4.0

First used lens from Adorama

By

from Cape Cod  -  Photo Enthusiast

This came to me looking like any new product I have bought. Packaging, instructions, warranty all included. This is my first wide angle lens so I have some learning to do so I can get the most out of this kind of lens. Pictures are very sharp, really amazing in fact. Would not hesitate to try another used product in the future.

 
4.0

Good and sharp !!!

By

from Irving, Texas  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this lens for a trip to Utah I hope to make soon. I took it to a local State Park to try it out and it looks very sharp and handles well, looking forward to trying some landscapes soon.

 
4.0

Not perfect, but a great lens!

By

from Battle Ground, WA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Having used 3rd party lenses before, I expected this one to feel and perform on the same level on my D7100, but I was quite surprised by the superior build quality and performance. Here are the few reasons why I didn't give it 5 stars: 1. Noticeable chromatic aberration. This is easily fixable in Lightroom, but Tokina really could've done a better job of reducing it in-lens. 2. Slight corner distortion on some wide angle shots. This is especially noticeable when a person's face is near the edge of the frame when a shot is taken at 12mm. Lightroom's distortion correction doesn't quite seem to fully fix it either. 3. Slightly limiting zoom range and max aperture. Obviously I know what I was getting when I bought it, but it would be really nice to have either a little more zoom on the long end or perhaps a 2.8-4 variable aperture.

 
5.0

Exactly what tech recommended.

By

from Houston, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

Purchased the wide angle lens for my wife and it is exactly what she needs for scenic shots. Tech was very professional and assisted greatly in selection.

 
5.0

Outstanding Lens

By

from Round Lake Heights,IL  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this because I needed a UWA for my landscape work. I looked at Tamron and Nikon but the Nikon lens was way out of my price point. The toss up was between Tamron and Tokina. I am NOT disappointed in the least. Very good reproduction,crisp clear images and does what I need it to do. I have had it less than two weeks and I do not know how I got along before I made this purchase. I would recommend this lens to anyone that is looking for excellent product that is well made and performs perfectly and is reasonably priced.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Typical Tokina

By

from Medina County, Ohio  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use this lens typically for close in where one cannot "frame with your feet". Like any UWA pay attention to the diverging lines and the rectilinear design will work as expected. Been using Nikon for about 40 years now with some of thier best lenses. I find no fault with the Tokina glass I own (3 of them) and the build quality is every bit as good as Nikon, or better. The manual clutch works very good as well as the version of silent drive they use. Good job Tokina!

 
5.0

Great lens with "wide" avialable use

By

from Home USA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Works as good as a Canon equivalent but at half the price.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

hard to believe

By

from ph

i felt it on the floor and its a rock. very solid.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love this lens

By

from Brooklyn, ny  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great lens, used it for a family gathering indoors not bad in low light not great either. But with that said beautiful sharp crisp images.

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scott M  will this lens fit the original canon 5d?
scott M  yes
Shopper  Has anyone used this lense to shoot photos of interior rooms. I am a realtor and need a wide angle lense for properties. Do you think this would do the job well?
HUGH J  very pleased; we do virtual tours and this is especially helpful for small bedrooms.
scott M  will this lens fit the original canon 5d?
scott M  yes
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