Tokina 17mm F3.5 AT-X 17 AF A-mount lens review by dumbasadoorknob

reviewer#7853 date: Aug-25-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Min 20/2.8RS
Sig 17-37/2.8-4
Min 24/2.8RS
Sig 14/2.8
Sig 15/2.8 Fisheye
price paid:162 USD used
positive:Simple
Light
Sharp
Beautiful Colors
negative:None
comment:This is my favorite wide angle lens, and I lent it to my daughter with the a700, and can't get them back, so that should be two votes for this lens! It is light, sharp and with beautiful colors. It out-performs my Min20/2.8RS in almost every way. The fixed lens hood is useful and protective in many ways, and I did not find it difficult to remove the lens cap. I use a soft minolta lens case, which fits perfectly.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 14
  • sharpness: 4.68
  • color: 4.71
  • build: 4.64
  • distortion: 4.36
  • flare control: 4.29
  • overall: 4.54
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