* picture: Tokina AT-X 16.5-135mm DX
On the infra red 350D, this lens is a little inconsistent. It produces very, very slight hotspots randomly. (I did not use the hood at all) Image sharpness are increased with zoom, at 16.5mm, the corners appears slightly soft and sometimes CA is visible. However when zoomed out, the image gets better contrast and sharper. The apeture range of this lens is F/3.5-5.6 which is class-standard for lens with such a range at this price (RRP SGD$799, Street Price about $100 to $150 cheaper). At F3.5, the 9 apeture blades works well to get good bokehs making it suitable for portrait shots. But be warned, magnification is bad so forget about doing any form of macro with this lens. Even at F14, tiny things you shoot will end up with blurred or NO details at all!
The lens feels solid enough given its half metal and half "engineered plastic" construction. It does look like it can take some abuse and survive harsh shooting conditions too. If you have a cropped EOS body and need a good general or travelling lens, do consider the Tokina AT-X 16.5-135mm DX.
It serves the purpose it was built for.
(If you are looking for the specs, please google yourself, it’s all over the internet.)
– Filter Size 77mm
– Lens Hood BH777 (Supplied with Box).
– AF Runs on mechanical motor – but surprisingly quiet.
– Tokina’s "Canon EF-Mount -DX" is designed for use on Canon’s EOS Cropped Bodies.
What I Like:
– Good walkabout range when used on all my Cropped EOS Bodies.
– Good image quality produced.
– Suitable for Infra Red photography.
– Great Bokeh for portraiture shoot.
– Solid Build and feels more expensive than it cost.
– Supplied Hood.
What I Hate:
– No Distance Scale Meter.
– Focusing is not very fast.
*Picture Source Internet.
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