Tokina 12-24mm F/4 ATX PRO DX II Autofocus Zoom Lens Built in Motor for Nikon 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 The Nikon mount AT-X 124 PRO DX II has a built-in AF motor drive. The motor inside the lens was loaded onto the Nikon mount specification anew. The AF operates smoothly and quietly due to a DC motor that uses a new AF control gear assembly. With the built-in motor, the lens can be used in AF mode with the Nikon D60 and D40 and other silent wave bodies.

In addition the DX 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 General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Night photography, Video, Weddings and more.The Tokina 12-24mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer 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)

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

 

Matches the Nikkor 12-24/4 everywhere!

After using the Nikon 12-24/4 I thought that no lens could match a wide angle zoom like that. However, the Tokina 12-24/4 is everything the Nikon is for substantially less price. Everything. In fact, I actually think the Nikon is a touch darker. If the Nikon is a true f/4, then the Tokina might be a little less around f/3.8 or so. Just comparing side by side brightness in the viewfinder. Otherwise, the optics are absolutely top notch. Granted, wide angle lenses are a little more forgiving at ...

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After using the Nikon 12-24/4 I thought that no lens could match a wide angle zoom like that. However, the Tokina 12-24/4 is everything the Nikon is for substantially less price. Everything. In fact, I actually think the Nikon is a touch darker. If the Nikon is a true f/4, then the Tokina might be a little less around f/3.8 or so. Just comparing side by side brightness in the viewfinder. Otherwise, the optics are absolutely top notch. Granted, wide angle lenses are a little more forgiving at slow shutter speeds, but seeing as how both are 12-24/4, they're extremely similar. I will say, I thought the focusing clutch system was a bit odd, but its sort of a rarity to need to use it anyway. No complaints there. In the end, everything the Nikon brings to the table, the Tokina lens matches it. And I'm talking from a strictly day-to-day photojournalist perspective - heavy use and abuse. I can't speak for things like architecture or landscape because that's not what I do. But, if you want a lens that matches the Nikkor in every perceivable way but costs far less, the Tokina 12-24/4 is the way to go.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Really nice lens

This is a great lens for wide landscapes or interior shots yet has a very nice focal range going up to 24mm. effective angle of view is 18-36mm on a full frame covering almost all wide angle needs. Really nice build quality,Tokina builds em like it was 20 years ago (heavy and solid). Very sharp and usable even wide open. focus and zoom direction match Nikon's own lenses. Be aware that this lens will not auto-focus in live view with the Nikon D7000. If you want or need focus using live view y...

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This is a great lens for wide landscapes or interior shots yet has a very nice focal range going up to 24mm. effective angle of view is 18-36mm on a full frame covering almost all wide angle needs. Really nice build quality,Tokina builds em like it was 20 years ago (heavy and solid). Very sharp and usable even wide open. focus and zoom direction match Nikon's own lenses. Be aware that this lens will not auto-focus in live view with the Nikon D7000. If you want or need focus using live view you may want to consider the Nikkor lens even at the higher price. I can not speak to the version I of this lens since I have not tried it.That's the only reason I gave 3 stars instead of 4. If possible I would have given the lens 3 1/2. Focus is slightly loud in auto focus but since it does not need to travel far it is very fast and the sound is a very quick and short ZZZZIP. Both zoom and manual focus are well dampened and accurate. The focus clutch is easy to use, but it is just a touch too easy to engage and disengage. Flare seems to be fairly well controlled. Overall a great lens at a superb price. I would not hesitate to reccomend it.

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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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
ERIC F  I wanted a wide angle for landscapes and this was the cheapest lens that got stellar reviews. It's built well, and is super sharp.
Alvin B  Will this lens work good with a D200 Nikon. is it super wide Angle?
DANA A  This Tokina lens is designed for Nikon crop sensor cameras such as the D200. it does an excellent job, I use mine mainly for landscapes. It may be considered as a super wide angle.
Phil W  Is there a Tokina wide angle lens that will autofocus for the nikon d5100? As I understand, this one will not, correct?
PHIL D  I don't see why it wouldn't. I had a D7000 and the AF worked fine. I've also used it on a D800.
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