Photo by Cid MirandaThis article will be a quick and dirty guide to Tokina Lens Review. In this guide, you will learn many things about the lenses and the company. You will learn who they are, what lenses they make and which mount do they make their lenses for.After reading this article in full, you should have a better understanding about these lenses overall.Why should you have this knowledge? It is pretty much to equip you with the proper equipment so you can have better understanding of all the photographic lenses out there and you can make better purchasing decision.
First, you’ll need to know that Tokina is a third party lens creator. They do not create lenses for their own brand. They do not have their own camera brand and so they create lenses for other brands. You might have heard of these: Canon, Nikon and Sony. Those are all the brands that Tokina is making lenses for. Interestingly enough, there are many photographers who love to use these lenses.
The first in line of the Tokina lens is the zoom lens. Currently, Tokina is facing a stiff competition from Canon, Nikon and Sony lens makers. Thanks to their dilligence and ability to stay ahead on the market, they still survive by offering great lens at cheaper price. This makes them a very ideal third party lens manufacturers.
The best zoom lens that they make is the wide angle lens. They make it both for full frame and APS-C sensor camera. Note that you can use a full frame lens on an APS-C sensor, but not the other way around.
Macro lens is another kind of lens that Tokina make. It is simply a lens for close up photography works. All their lenses have the perfect one to one magnification ration that allows you to capture real size subject on the sensor. This feature is considered a must by all close up shooters.
They only make two macro lenses at the time of this writing. One lens for cropped sensor. Full frame lens are the next one. So many photographers have used both lenses and many are very happy. The lenses are built like a tank and without compromise.
Tokina also make a fisheye lens for the creative photographer in mind. This lens has a huge amount of barrel distortion that is deliberately put for creativity challenge. Typical use of this lens is aerial photography, indoor photography, underwater photography and pretty much anything that will expand your creativity. Kids also love this lens and you should try taking some pictures of them for a quick, good laugh.
All in all, I can only say that Tokina is a very good lens manufacturer. For beginner, take a look at their ultra wide angle lens. All are very sharp and solid. The build is so well made that it will rival most lenses. They also give very aggressive pricing which should appeal to photographers on a budget.
Do you still need more information on Tokina lenses? I know the above information is a bit overwhelming, albeit a short one. For starters, you can take a look at the Tokina 12-24 Review to begin with. See more complete review on the Tokina Lens Review website to expand your options as well.