The Tokina arrived in the mail today. Initial impression is that it's definetely a well built lens. It is quite heavy on my Nikon D40 and until I can rid myself of the shakes, I will most likely use a tripod with it. I am just an amateur camera buff but I believe it what you call a parfocal lens. Once you have focused on your subject, it appears you can zoom in and out without having to refocus much at all - maybe just a tweak.
Here is some information from the manual:
Lens Coating: Tokina RMC multi-coat
Angle of View: 34degrees20' - 11degrees50'
Minimum Focus Distance: 1.4m
Aperature Range: f/3.5 - f/22
Max Diameter x Length: 69.5mm x 141mm
The aperature ring has stops at 3.5, 5.6, 8, 11, 16 and 22. I am going to try to attach some pictures to this post, we'll see how it goes. You can also click on my website to view them along with the notes I made. The first one was on a tripod, the last 2 were handheld. Also, I did not make any adjustments to these other than cropping in Picasa.
Sorry for such boring pics, but I only had about an hour of decent light after I got home from work.
Last edited by lkenyon66 (2007-08-28 02:05:46)