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Tokina17-35mm f/4 Pro FX Lens for Nikon Cameras
 
4.6

(based on 43 reviews)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (30)
  • Consistent output (27)
  • Strong construction (27)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (24)
  • Easily interchangeable (18)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (36)
  • Weddings (12)
  • Low light (10)
  • Night photography (8)
  • Wildlife photos (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (17), Semi-pro photographer (14), Pro photographer (6), Casual photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (38)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent lens

Excellent sharpness, good colors, excellent mechanical construction. Fairly compact and not too heavy.

The only flaws are the D800 sometimes thinks it's a DX lens (so need to turn off...Read complete review

Excellent sharpness, good colors, excellent mechanical construction. Fairly compact and not too heavy.

The only flaws are the D800 sometimes thinks it's a DX lens (so need to turn off Auto-DX) and Lightroom does not automatically recognize the lens profile for lens correction (so have to tell it that this is a Tokina, then it works fine).

The Nikon 16-35 VR is marginally better but for double the price the difference is not worth it. And the 17-35 2.8 is 3x the price.

This is an excellent buy.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Was completely happy until...

First of all, this lens is great. Its sharp in most of the frame stopped down. It feels strong and durable. Low distortion and not too bad vignetting.

However, my...Read complete review

First of all, this lens is great. Its sharp in most of the frame stopped down. It feels strong and durable. Low distortion and not too bad vignetting.

However, my first little problem is this lens front hood thread blocks the Lee wide angle adapter from attaching to the front of lens.
I might be too demanding of this product, but my biggest problem with this lens is in the cold the focus goes beyond infinity and wont let me bring it back until it warms up. It doesnt freeze, I think the materials shrink and distrupt the focusing. It works perfect once it warms up again. I live in North Dakota where it is below freezing usually over 5 months of the year. You decide

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5.0

Essa lente é fantástica.

By Ernandes

from Brasília, DF

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Weddings/Events

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

    Excelente lente da tokina. As fotos tiradas ficaram extremamente nítidas.

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    5.0

    BEST VALUE Wide Angle Lens out!!

    By Rich the Photographer

    from Chino, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Weddings/Events

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

      This lens deserves 5 stars mainly because of the excellent performance for the price. I have used the Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 and 16-35mm f/4 on several jobs and they are great and give very sharp images with well controlled vignetting/distrotion. This Tokina 17-35 f/4 has given me beautiful images with very good contrast and color. It is slightly less sharp than those two wides mentioned above. The lens is very lightweight and I appreciate that the zoom ring turns goes in the same direction as Nikkor wide angle zooms. The lens hood snaps on nice and tight. The unique AF/MF switch is easy to get used to and a nice feature. The auto focus is quick and one of the most quite I have heard on any lens I have used. The build quality is solid compared to other 3rd party lenses I have seen. I have not noticed any vignetting, and there is only a tiny bit of distortion on the edges. Lightroom will pick up the lens profile and correct any small amount of vignetting or distortion, so honestly that should not deter you from buying this lens AT ALL. I love this lens and glad I took a chance on it, you should too!!

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      5.0

      Perfect Wide zoom

      By Jonny

      from Fairmont, WV

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

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

        Love this lens, It's perfect for doing indoor stuff like real estate photography.

        Also have used it for automobile interiors, and just general wide angle perspectives for auto exteriors, skateboarding, action stuff, etc.

        I've never felt like this lens was holding me back or stopping me from getting a shot I wanted.

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        5.0

        Great Lens for FX

        By sam

        from texas

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife Photos

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

          Great lens for walk around

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          4.0

          Auto focus stikes under cold condition

          By IMQ

          from Vancouver, BC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Everything else is excellent except that the auto fucos failed under extreme cold whether.
                Recently used in the snowy days, Vancouver, BC, this lens's auto focus became slower because of thermal contraction of the inner parts inside of the metal barrel, and finally stopped working. It then recovered when the tempreture went to normal after few minutes. Fortunately, switch to manual focuse to settle off this problem.
                After all, this lens is a must-have. It worths the money. Recommend.

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                4.0

                Great for landscape photography

                By Janet, animal photographer

                from Milton, NH

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output

                Cons

                • Lens Creep

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Wildlife Photos

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

                Used this to shoot large field and ocean scenes in New England.

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                5.0

                Tokina 17-35mm lens

                By MikeP

                from glen Rock, PA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events

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

                  I was looking for a wide angle lens and this one is great. it has a very solid feel and takes sharp clear photos.

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                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Budget Wide angle lens

                  By Joe

                  from WI

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

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

                    This is excellent wide angle zoom for people who are looking to get a budget lens. The only negative I found is lack of VR but thats not a big deal for me.

                    I found some CA but not really bad. The images are sharp. Awesome Sunstar.
                    I love it :)

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again

                    By dstow

                    from Bayside New York

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Wildlife Photos

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

                      Constant F4 aperture

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                      5.0

                      Great lens at the right price

                      By Manuel

                      from Puerto Rico

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery

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

                      I was looking for a wide angle lens for my d800, and decided to buy the tokina 17-35. I find the lens very sharp, both in the center and corners. Distortion is well controlled. Size and weight are reasonable for a FF zoom of this type.

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                      5.0

                      GREAT CHOICE

                      By MEL

                      from NEW JERSEY

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Children
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Macro Photography

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

                        AFTER CHECKING ALL OF B&H'S FX W[DE ANGLE INVENTORY ON THE WBB
                        I CHOSE TOKINA 17-35MM FOR SPECS AND VALUE, THE AUTO FOCUS
                        AND MANUAL SWITCH ON THE LENS WORKS WITHOUT CHANGING ON THE CAMERA BODY, PERFORMANCE MEETS ALL MY EXPECTATIONS WITH MY D600
                        NIKON FULL FRAME CAMERA.

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                        5.0

                        My first 3rd party lens

                        By Pete

                        from Boston, MA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Lightweight
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

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

                          I am an advanced amateur and own Nikon's 50mm f/1.8, 24-70mm and 80-200mm f/2.8's. I am very satisfied with all these lenses, but the excellent reviews received on this Tokina lens versus the cost of their 17-35mm persuaded me to try my 1st third party lens for my D600.

                          With that said, I am extremely pleased with the sharpness and colors produced by this lens. It seems to be very well made and light enough to not feel weighted down. The f/4 provides a good smooth background, however I expect to be using this lens mostly for landscapes (greater depth of field). The only drawback for me is the 82mm filter sizes...compared to the 77mm that I already own, (oh well).

                          I anticipate giving this lens a good workout on my upcoming business travels to Europe and Asia.

                          Yes, for the price, I would recommend this lens.

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                          4.0

                          Excellent Lens for the money

                          By dmont

                          from Sacramento, Ca

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Night Photography
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife Photos

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

                            Great glass. I'm currently using it on a Nikon D800 for still and video. Not used to the auto focus ring switch but I'll deal with it.

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                            5.0

                            Fantastic Value!

                            By NeilVan

                            from Coquitlam, BC, Canada

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Garden Photography
                              • Landscape/Scenery

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

                              I am very happy with this lens on my D800. Stopping it down to f/8-f/11 produces very sharp images. Only the very extreme corners suffer from any loss of sharpness at these apertures. Colour rendition is very neutral to my eyes and there is very little CA if any.

                              The best part of this lens is the lack of distortion. Even when shooting at 17mm there is very little correction needed. Whatever distortion there is is easily taken care of automatically in ACR/LR.

                              Focus is accurate and fast enough for me (as a landscape lens) and it is easily switched into manual focus. It is built very well and typical for Tokina. It feels very solid in the hand and balances well on my D800 with or without the grip attached.

                              The 82mm filter thread size is a bit of a nuisance but using a C-PL with something this wide isn't something I would do anyway. The Cokin P max. filter size is 82mm so it works with my wide adapter and Singh Ray grads. That and a new variable ND and I am set.

                              The only problem I have had with this lens hood, it is a little 'finicky' to get on properly but that could just be me.

                              For the price it tough to beat, excellent image qualities and a solidly built lens.

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                              4.0

                              Great Value!

                              By Jeff

                              from Honolulu, HI

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Great value
                              • Low distortion

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  I shoot real estate and have been renting the Nikon 14-24mm (and occasionally the 16-35 depening on the job). The Tokina is almost as sharp, and indistinguishable at MLS-sized pictures. It also has significantly less distortion than either of the Nikon options, and is an outstanding value for a wide-angle, full frame lens.

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                                  5.0

                                  Awesome lens. Blew the Nikon. 17-35 away

                                  By Nacalandra

                                  from New York City

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors/Low Light
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Weddings/Events

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

                                    Strong build .Very sharp .This is my first 3rd
                                    Party lens. For the price point it can't be beat
                                    Was also much shaper then my Nikon 20mm

                                    Buy this lens

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                                    5.0

                                    newer , cheaper , and way better!

                                    By caro

                                    from winnipeg,MB

                                    About Me Photography Student

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                    • Rugged
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor in Low Light

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery

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

                                    I have been using it for two weeks.
                                    on 17mm the vignetting is obvious at F4 , but when you stop down to F5.6 or smaller aperture, way better.
                                    For me , I always using 21mm at F4, sharp edge to edge start from F4.

                                    Compared with canon 16-35mm f2.8 II , Only thing noticeable is the flare from when you trying to shoot the sun in ur frame, otherwise, this one performs great.

                                    anyways, except the 82mm Filter Thread requires much more expensive investments on color,Uv,ND,Enhancing Fliters .

                                    the other side of this lens is great.

                                    BTW, this lens offer weather seal ,so dont afraid to take it out under rain . haha

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                                    5.0

                                    Great lens!

                                    By Mato

                                    from Mayaguez, PR

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent Output
                                    • Durable
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • Heavy

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery

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

                                    I use the Tokina 17-35mm on a D800 mostly for landscapes and seascapes. I have been using the lens for about a week. I find the lens sharp at all apertures. Construction is very good. Previously, my favorite lens was the Nikon 20mm/2.8D prime, but now it is the Tokina. I am very happy with my purchase!

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                                    5.0

                                    would recommend

                                    By Johnoneeye

                                    from Vancouver, WA

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent Output
                                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Nice Bokeh
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery

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

                                      scenics when I want lots of the subject matter to be in a single photo

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                                      5.0

                                      I'm no Pro but I like this lens

                                      By rwrsmart

                                      from Dubai, UAE

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Indoors/Low Light
                                        • Landscape/Scenery

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

                                        I use this for new hotel rooms, lobbies and exterior shots that I develop where I want to get as much into the shot as is possible in an FX format. The shots are for personal use ~ not professional ~ but it is interesting how many pros I hire use my shots to set up theirs.

                                        This lens is bright, shows little distortion through to the edges and is perfect for ultra-wide by a non-professional. I have no desire to publish, but what I want are shots that raise positive comments - understanding of the subject. This is not a replacement for Nikon 16 or 17mm lenses - but I don't need those at their prices. This lens does everything I need it to do on my D600 at this price point. If, like me, you are not a Pro ~ buy this lens.

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