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Tokina 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX Lens for Canon Cameras

You Pay: $485.00
Product Highlights
  • Wide-Angle 17-35mm Zoom
  • Bright Constant f/4 for Low Light Photos
  • Two Super-Low Dispersion Glass Elements
  • One Aspheric Glass Element
  • Quickly Switch Between AF and MF
  • Water-Repellant Optical Coating

The 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX Lens for Canon Cameras from Tokina is designed for use with a Canon full frame digital or film camera. This ultra wide-angle lens gives you a 103.9° angle of view at the 17mm end of the zoom, and a bright, constant f/4.0 maximum aperture, making it ideal for low light photography. Two Super-Low Dispersion glass elements and one aspheric glass element produce superior contrast and sharpness, and help control chromatic aberration.

Tokina's One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism provides a quick and simple way to switch back and forth between autofocus and manual focus. The lens has been designed using improved seals, making it "water-resistant" (not waterproof), so that damp conditions won't spoil your shooting expeditions. The lens features a water-repellant optical coating, but is not safe to submerge in water or expose to heavy rain.

Designed for full-frame cameras, the Tokina AT-X 17-35mm F/4 give photographers a new wide-angle option. With a focal length of 17mm at the wide side the lens yields a spectacular 103.9 degree field of view which is great for shooting in tight situations or for taking in wide expanses of space.
This compact wide-angle zoom has a bright constant F/4 aperture make viewing and auto focus possible in lower light situations but still maintaining a reasonable size and weight.
Two Super-Low Dispersion glass elements and one aspheric glass allow the proprietary optical design to achieve excellent contrast and sharpness as well as controlling chromatic aberration.
Tokina's exclusive One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism allows the photographer to switch between AF and MF simply by snapping the focus ring forward for AF and back toward the lens mount for manual focusing.
The mechanics have been designed for better seals around moving parts making the lens more water-resistant than lenses of the past. It has a water-repellant optical coating, but is not safe to submerge in water or expose to heavy rain. The lens is also designed to stand up to the rigors of daily use by photographers in a wide variety of shooting conditions and environments.
Performance
Focal Length 17 - 35mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 103.96° - 64.74°
Minimum Focus Distance 11" (27.94 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 13/12
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Front:82 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.5 x 3.7" (8.89 x 9.40 cm)
Weight 21.16 oz (600 g)
Tokina 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX Lens for Canon Cameras
  • Front & Rear Caps
  • Lens Hood
  • 3-Year Warranty
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    Tokina17-35mm f/4 Pro FX Lens for Canon Cameras
     
    4.6

    (based on 10 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (9)
    • Strong construction (8)
    • Durable (7)
    • Consistent output (6)
    • Easily interchangeable (6)

    Cons

    • Heavy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (8)
    • Low light (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (5), Pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    4.0

    Hard to beat for the money!

    By Andyw570

    from St. Louis Mo

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography

      Comments about Tokina 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX Lens for Canon Cameras:

      Made this purchase for landscape photography on and up coming trip. But used it at a recent air show with excellent results. Also comes in handy for shooting real estate. It is fast focusing and well built. The f4 aperture is not a problem on my Canon 5d mk3. I would recommend at least giving this lens a serious look for anyone looking for a wide angle.

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      5.0

      Love this LENS!!

      By Gray Fox

      from Charleston SC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography

        Comments about Tokina 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX Lens for Canon Cameras:

        I have had this lens for 2 days now and using it on a Canon 5D Mark 2. All I have shot so far is a sun set.

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        5.0

        Another Tokina Success

        By Gerry Dawes

        from Patterson, NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Nice Bokeh
        • Rugged
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Tokina 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX Lens for Canon Cameras:

          Today I was looking at the Canon 35mm f2 and last week I bought and returned the Canon 50mm Macro f2.8, both of which I would have used to shoot food, food scenes, restaurants and markets, both here and in Spain. I decided against both after giving it some thought and doing some more research. I have this Tokina 17-35mm, which focuses as close as 11", the Canon 35mm would have gone to 8", but that not enough to justify a $[$]outlay when I would seldom use the lens. And since reading a recent article about how sensible f.4 lenses are, I decided I didn't need the extra stops when I really would be wanting some depth of field anyway and for the extra light, I can rachet up the ISOs on both my Canon 5D Mark III and 6D.I use this Tokina 17-35mm as one of my walk-around lenses and love it for it sharpness, versatility and dependability. As to the Macro, the Canon 50mm f2.5 focues to 9", the Tokina 100mm f2.8 focuses to 11.8", again that much closer to justify the money and an extra lens in my bag. The Tokina 100mm Macro is rated by Ken Rockwell over the comparable Canon 100mm Macro: "It's optical performance is as good or better than the best from Nikon and Canon, and this Tokina's ergonomics, due to its unique focus clutch, is also better than any of Nikon's or Canon's 100mm or 105mm macro lenses.All this, and this Tokina is less than half the price, just as well built, and smaller and lighter than any other 100mm or 105mm AF macro. Go get one!"I did get one and I am sold, just as I am on this Tokina 17-35mm f4 Pro FX. While I have several Canon lenses, mostly 'L' glass, I am sold on Tokina for wide-angle zooms (I had the Tokina 11-16mm for my Canon 50D) and macros. I just wish they made a broader range of lenses.

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          5.0

          Wonderful

          By Rob

          from Guatemala, Guatemala

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Architecture
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Tokina 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX Lens for Canon Cameras:

          This is an amazing piece of glass. It's really sharp, it focuses very fast and accurately. I'm really happy with my purchase.

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          4.0

          Solid for the price

          By viktas

          from Wharton NJ 07885

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged

          Cons

          • Slow Focus

          Best Uses

          • Buildings
          • City Landscapes
          • Interiors
          • Ultra Wide Prospective

          Comments about Tokina 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX Lens for Canon Cameras:

          Very well build and suitable for my 5Dmk3. the colors are great and a bit different the Canon "L" lenses. love the focal length. Very sharp in center but gets softer towards edges. I would use it all day long at f5.6 - f16, with the sharpest images comming in from 17-24mm and a tad softer at 35, but more so if used wide open at 35mm. The contrast at 3200 ISO was easily cleaned up with lunminance control set to 25 in LR5, showing off some very good to excellent contrast in this lens and suggest some excellent dynamic range. the manual focus pull was easy to get use to and different feel for me. love the zoom ring stiffness and consistant feel. I didn't find the AF off except when testing at high ISO, the lens would hunt at 3200 ISO, wich this lens isn't intended for. just checking contrast. Manual focus was simply lovely and stunning, I just don't have a external monitor for precise adjustment. So far no micro adjustment needed on my 5Dmk3. AF noise was too loud for normal video recording compared to most other lenses. lens also have waterpoofing on rear and for moving parts, very nice. I'm new to ultra-wide angle and loving what I see and the price for this lens compared to the expesive versions. not fast put precise and extreem useful to learn this prospective, plus what I intend to use it for interiors and buildings. Distortion on this lens is best in class even compared to twice or three times more expensive ultra wide lenses from Nikon and Canon.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Lens

          By Francesco

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Video
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Tokina 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX Lens for Canon Cameras:

          I guess everyone has same worry. About Canon 17-40, 16-35, and this lens.
          I'd studied too much before I got this.
          The result : this one is best. Picture quality and picture's edge distortion are above the average.
          I heard from one of Pro Photographer. He use this lens instead of Canon 16-35. Even though he use Canon 1ds Body.

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          4.0

          Solid wide angle zoom for the price.

          By Michael C.

          from Astoria, NY

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Tokina 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX Lens for Canon Cameras:

          Great wide angle zoom! All around, gets the job done, sharp images, smooth focusing and AF. I bought this lens specifically for shooting real estate and needed the extra wide angle focal length for capturing a whole room, no matter how tight the space, from standing in one corner. Tad bit heavier than it's Canon counterpart, but for the cost savings it's worth it.

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Quality and Value

          By Shutterrudder

          from Pittsburgh, PA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Architecture
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Tokina 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX Lens for Canon Cameras:

          I did many reviews of this and other lenses in the category and ultimately purchased the Tokina 17-35. I use it on my Canon 5D Mark II and thus far, I am pleased with the results. I used it most recently for an interior shoot inside a commercial building and the results were very good and sharp. At 17mm, there is considerable barrel distortion, comparable to others in it's class however. Vignetting is minimal at 17mm. I used the recommended apeture of F7 or F8 to minimize any softness at the corners and at 17mm, the corners were sharp. There was some natural lighting inside the building but I used flash and bouce flash to aid in lighting along with a tripod. The build quality is solid but heavy, which is ok with me. For the price, I am very happy with this lens.

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          5.0

          Extreme wide angle lens

          By photodoc

          from charleston sc

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery

            Comments about Tokina 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX Lens for Canon Cameras:

            Relatively light and compact

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            (9 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very Happy with this lens - Sharp!

            By Phototv

            from Virginia

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tokina 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX Lens for Canon Cameras:

                I went to a local "expert" store to look at the Canon lens 16-35 and 24-70. Unfortunately, the sales person knew little about the lens and when I kept getting unfocused images (on my 5D Mark III) she said it was supposed to be that way. I tried two copies of each - decided to take one home. The images I shot were not up to par for a [*] lens. So I went back to more research. I ended up looking at the Tokina and knew that I could return the lens to B&H (where I do buy most of my camera equipment) so I decided to spend half the price of the other two lens. I am extremely happy with this lens. I have taken some really sharp images, great color, and bokeh.

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