Tokina 12-24mm F/4 PRO DX II AF Lens Kit, Built in Motor for Nikon SLR Cameras, with Tiffen 77mm UV Wide Angle Filter, Professional Lens Cleaning Kit

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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).

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

Review Snapshot®

 
4.5

(based on 180 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (107)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

Reviewed by 180 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  I own a D7000 and looking to use this for taking interior photos so I can the entire room or as much as possible. Is this lens compatible? Is this the correct lens or is there a better one? Lastly, is the Tokina better than the Nikon equivalent? Thanks!
WARREN S  I bought this lens and tried it out for a few weeks, indoors and out. It was very good in terms of the range and I had no problem especially in low light situations. I took some great picutres with it while on vacation in DC, visiting the Smithsonian museums. I had researched the product on Digital Photography Review and the ratings were very good. It certainly was cheaper than the Nikon, which was a consideration for me. I am an amateur photographer, not a pro and use my camera primarily for vacations, family shots, etc. I ordered my Nikon D7000 thru Adorama and have been very pleased with it. I realize however, that I will have to grow into it, which is fine. Anyway, I returned the Tokina because for my personal use it's range was a bit too restrictive. (Note, that I already had Nikon 28-85 and 70-200 non-digital lens left over from a N6000 film camera I used years ago, so I was looking for something to cover the wide area.) I found that while on vacation I did not like carrying and swithcing multiple lenses, so I returned it to Adorama and got the 18-270mm Tamron instead, which for about the same price, is serving my needs well. For your stated intended use, interior photos, the Tokina 12-24mm should be great. Note however, that Tokina has updated this with a 12-28mm range per an announcement made earlier this month. It should be avaiable in April, per the announcement. There could be some slight improvements; I don't know. See the Digital Photography Review website. Adorama was great to work with. Excellent product knowledge on the part of the sales rep I spoke with over the phone and prompt service. I highly recommend them and they didn't ask me to say that :), They just asked if I could provide you with some feedback on the lens.
Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
ROBERTA F  Needed a wide angle lens.
Shopper  is it compatible with a d90?
LOUIS P T  I am using it on a D5000 and a D60 and I love it. I borrowed a friend's Tamaron wide-angle lens prior to mpurchase and there is no comparison.
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