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Is the tokina AT-X af 24-200 agood lens

eric thomas , Nov 29, 2005; 06:17 p.m.

I am thinking about buying a used tokina AT-X af 24-200 lens for my D-70.Is this a good lens to have.

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Calderon Erick , Nov 29, 2005; 06:19 p.m.

for the price and zoom range, its awesome

for superior sharp pictures it is not the best choice

Charlie Johnson , Nov 29, 2005; 07:02 p.m.

For a superior lens with about the same range, get the Nikon AF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 D IF. This is a hot little lens for general all around photography. Its no longer in production in this version. The current model is the aperture-less G version. The older version uses 72mm filters whereas the newer version uses 62mm. The older version can be easily found on Ebay or camera places like B&H Photo, KEH.com or Adorama.

John Spiers , Nov 29, 2005; 08:24 p.m.

I use this lens on my D70 and I think it's pretty sharp for a superzoom. It's handy having the extra coverage (24mm) at the wide end.

It's heavy compared to the Nikon 28-200 but it's very well built.

It hunts a bit in low light, but don't they all?

John

Richard Laepple , Nov 30, 2005; 07:39 a.m.

I owned one and used it on my D70. Built quality is superb, but I had problems with the AF. Sometimes at infinity the camera did not want to fire. It was definitly the lens, not the camera. The Tokina service fixed it and all worked well. But I sold it a bit later and decided only to use Nikkors. It was not my first bad experience with third party lenses.

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