As I announced on my birthday, I was anxiously waiting for another present to be delivered.

It’s areal gem, and is destined to live directly in front of my camera; it’s a lens!
It’s not just any lens, it’s the Tokina 12-24mm f/4.0 AF AT-X PRO DX II with Nikon F-mount.

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It’s a true monster compared to my tiny Nikkor 55-200 DX, and at 77mm wide the lens certainly stands out from the others in my collection.

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Here it is, mounted to my Nikon D40. You can clearly see the lens being too wide for the body to sit horizontally on the table. The lens-hood doesn’t help either. 😉

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I haven’t been able to test-shoot properly, but I will this weekend. All in all, the lens feels really solid and ‘professional’, but maybe that’s just me not being used to this type of glass. 🙂