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Tokina AT-X 124 PRO DX II AF 12-24 mm f/4

28 June 2010
Arkadiusz Olech

10. Autofocus



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Short focal lengths combined with relative apertures starting from f/4.0 give deep depth of field which is very understanding when it comes to focusing mechanism mistakes. We didn’t have any problems with front or back focus, then, and also the accuracy was beyond reproach. In studio conditions the number of misses reached less than 2%.

The Tokina still doesn’t boast an ultrasonic autofocus mechanism and, in the case of the 12-24 mm II model, you can hear it at once. We must admit, though, that the buzz, emitting by the mechanism, is not very loud. We can even risk a statement that this is one of the more silent motors without ultrasonics. The speed of the autofocus work is also difficult to flaw. Running through the scale takes less than one second.


Tokina AT-X 124 PRO DX II AF 12-24 mm f/4 - Autofocus