So I recently got the Tokina 11-16mm 2.8 for my Canon 7D, and it took a big chunk out of my wallet. Shooting with an APS-C censor, I soon realized that getting wide images was pretty tough. After doing a lot of research on the different choices for a wide angle lens, I decided on the Tokina, simply because it was the fastest glass.
I haven’t really had a chance to test out the lens properly yet, but will be doing that soon, and will definately post up some pictures from it. My first impression of the lens was the way you switched from autofocus to manual focus. Instead of flipping a switch, like what I am use to, you pull the focus ring towards you. It’s quick and efficient, and so far, I like it. The zoom ring is a little bit tight though, but the build of the lens is very solid. It feels very solid in your hands and on the camera. I’m not too sure if it is weatherproofed.
So far, just from the quick snapshots I have taken in my bedroom and in my backyard, I’m liking this lens. Check back soon for some image samples!