Tokina AT-X 16.5-135 DX, is a lens designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C sensors.* This lens gives the digital photographer an ultra wide-range zoom lens that has the equivalent angle of view to a 25-200mm.
* 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).
This Tokina compact super wide zoom range begins at 16.5mm and offers the photographer a wider angle of view than most lenses in its class that start at 18mm. This makes the lens better suited for scenic and travel photography in addition to being a great standard lens for most general photography situations.
The AT-X 16.5-135 DX's optical design benefits from the latest advances in the industry. Three aspherical elements, one all glass precision-molded element and 2 compound elements yield high contrast. Additionally two Super-low Dispersion (SD) glass elements correct chromatic aberration.
The AT-X 16.5-135 DX has a newly designed high-precision mechanical zoom cam system minimizes play and eliminates zoom creep
Was sick of changing out my lenses so got this and love it! Pics are very clear and vibrant!
my tamron 18-270 aspherical macro, has horrible creep (which is the ONE advantage to this Tokina...it won't creep) and I *thought* the focus was slow until I got this lens. O M G. it's literally impossible to use when I want to photograph anything other than outdoor stills. inside without flash, it's worthless, no matter your settings. I shoot in manual mode on my d80 exclusively so I cannot speak to auto mode. outdoors in less than bright sunlight, I could not get a suitable contrast and I dedicated an entire weekend to learning its quirks. I refuse to be constrained to 3.5/5.6 for every shot that I do not want to use a flash ( which is every shot for me). the focus is only sharp if you are rock steady, regardless of the vibration control mechanism. even then, it is woefully soft. I don't like razor sharpness...but this focus is not acceptable to me. focus time......ARGHHHHHHHH!!! I have NEVER used a lens with such a frustrating auto-focus. sometimes, it has taken more than 3 seconds after lock-on to even move! then comes the never-ending wah-wah-wah while it tries to find a focus point. this is the prime reason I'm selling this lens 3 weeks after receiving it brand new from adorama. photo quality....unacceptable,, in my opinion. blacks/grays are so dark in less than full sun that details are lost and unrecoverable via software w/o serious noise. construction. the only reasoning I can see behind the tank-like construction of this lens is that Tokina realized it would, undoubtedly, be slamming up against a wall or flying out a window at some point in its future when its owner realized its inherent flaws. price... I knew at this price point I would be taking a chance but I don't even feel like its worth the relatively small price they ask for it. bottom line...I am so disillusioned, I may never but another Tokina lens based on this purchase. ten full digits down.
I was looking a day to day lens, this one was on sale. I gave it a try and it worked perfectly for me. Use it for 90% of my shooting, beside that I have 400mm and 11-16 mm as well.
This lens was on sale for [$] at the time I upgrade my D90 to Nikon D7000. I gave it to try. Really happy with this lens. Beside that I have 11-16 and 80-400 this is the mostly used lens for almost all occasions. Some pictures made with this lens can be seen on http://vims.zenfolio.com
This lens was purchased for a carry around lens. I wanted a 24-70 2.8 and the price was way to much for a semi pro photographer. Friend lent me his tokina and I was impressed. The quality for the photos are much better than I expected. I am buying the 11-16 now however will stay away from the 16-50. the quality is not as good as the other 2 lenses. Once thequality is better I will own all 3