The AF193 was Tokina`s consumer, ultra wide angle lens.This is the low budget photographer`s ultra wide angle zoom, that said, this lens performs pretty good, it outperforms it`s price with ease. The AF193 is constructed with high refraction, low dispersion (HLD) glass and multicoated lens elements produced by Hoya Corporation .It also features Tokina`s excellent rubber grip for the zoom and focus ring.
Lens Construction: 13 elements in 11 groups
Picture Angle: 98° 40' to 63° 30'(35mm)
Filter Size: 77mm
Lens Hood: BH-774 (included)
Size and weight: 3.2", 3.0"(82mm x 80mm),14.6oz, (390g)
Diaphragm: 6 Blades
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Manufacturer's web site: www.tokinalens.com
All in all a very capable lens, with decent sharpness and good contrast and color. If you are on a small budget i can recommend this lens. On a FF DLSR or a film body, this zoom range is a must for skateboard/snowboard photographers.
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*Prices subject to change. Listed price is from July 30, 2009
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Nikon F5, Tokina 19-35mm, Fuji Velvia. Rider: Kai Ove Skaftnesmo