Managed to try out the Tokina 17-35mm F4 a few months ago. Took some test shots but never got around to posting them up. Finally got some time to burn, so here they are. The test shots were done on the following setup. Tokina 17-35/4 mounted on a D700. Camera is mounted onto a manfrotto 410 gear head on a 055xprob tripod. Camera is set to mirror up mode, and shots triggered using a wired remote. Target is a brick wall and whole setup is leveled using a 3 axis spirit leveler. Plane of sensor is adjusted to be as parallel to the brick wall as humanly possible according to our senses. So this is not a precise scientific test.
Disclaimer: While we try to get the test shots done as best as we can, the results remain unscientific and should be treated as such. These test results should only serve as a guide and only reflect our personal opinions of the performance of this lens. Lens performance may also vary from copy to copy. In no way, our copy of the lens is a reference copy, nor are our tests the final authority on the performance of this lens.
The Tokina 17-35 is very well built and feels solid in the hands. It is not a small lens. You can see a couple of pictures of the lens mounted on a D700.
Focal Length: 17-35 mm
Aperture: Maximum: f/4.0, Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type: Nikon F
Format Compatibility: Nikon FX/35mm Film
Angle of View: 103.96° - 64.74°
Minimum Focus Distance: 11" (27.94 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 1:4.82
Diaphragm Blades: 9
Image Stabilization: No
Autofocus: Yes (Built in AF Motor)
Tripod Collar: No
Front Filter Thread: 82 mm
Dimensions (DxL): Approx. 3.5 x 3.7" (8.89 x 9.40 cm)
Weight: 21.16 oz (600 g)