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Tokina AF 35-200 zoom with macro by phrier, on Flickr

I filled out the form for a new lens on this site with as much information as I could gather on this lens. I did not see a place to upload a photo of it so here it is. This lens works great with SLR and SLT Alphas.

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Thank you for the useful lens information.

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Do be aware that these Tokina models don't necessarily work on DSLR as this may depend on the colour of the locator nib. I believe (I had both the 70-210mm and 35-70mm versions much like the image above), that they can come in two varieties (pale blue nib and red nib). I notified Dyxum and they updated the database accordingly as the blue nib is essentially works with AF on SLR and the red for DSLR, otherwise it will only work in manual mode, and some don't even have a focus ring only a zoom ring, which then makes the lens redundant.

Even if the blue nib works on certain DSLR models, they don't work on all, so be sure to ask anyone selling what body it was tested on.

They are superbly well made lenses (better than Minolta IMHO), but just some friendly words of caution. I know they sell for less than their equivalent Minolta equivalent models which make them great bang for buck optics, but don't be left in the lurch with a non compatible lens (as I was), though I also had a 35-70mm version with a red nib which worked perfectly on both my A850/A700).

If anyone does get one of these red band AF Tokina's and there is no hood, get a 3 stage rubber version as they're more more versatile than a fixed generic screw-on plastic one and both protect the front of the lens body and element and look good once fitted.

I hope this little insight will help anyone looking for any version of them, and also do check the Dyxum database for any potential compatibility issues and be very wary if it states that there are issues with the specific model. If all is OK, then you'll be getting a very nice lens albeit not top draw, but decent enough.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Frankie Lee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2012 at 04:21
Thank you for comments and advise. I had heard similar advise with regards to these Tokina AF lenses. However, I have two copies of this lens, both with a blue nib. Both lens work with full functions on my Minolta Maxxum 9000, A330 and A33. That being said, I would notify Dyxum that the blue nib works on SLR, DLSR, and DSLT. I was told previously that after certain manufacture date an updated chip was used and thus some work on Alphas and some don't. Do you happen to know where I could get tech./specs. on this lens as the Tokina archive web site does not contain any information about these lenses?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote brettania Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2012 at 09:47
Originally posted by Frankie Lee Frankie Lee wrote:


I filled out the form for a new lens on this site with as much information as I could gather on this lens. I did not see a place to upload a photo of it so here it is. This lens works great with SLR and SLT Alphas.


Just send such pics to one of the Admins or Mods -- see.

In this case consider it done, and thanks.




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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jocelynne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 July 2014 at 20:21
Thank all for this helpful Index. I use only A-mount gear, at present. I expect that the E-mount index section will aid me to expand my activities into the E-mount realm, concerning which I know nothing currently.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Atom Ant Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 May 2015 at 08:07
I notice that DXO reviews don't seem to be referenced.

I'm happy to help with inserting links to them. Feel free to PM.

Fabulous resource - thanks.

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This Sigma 16 f/2.8 doesn't seem to be in our database unless it is a re-badge of the Zenitar.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sybersitizen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 March 2016 at 22:08
Originally posted by QuietOC QuietOC wrote:

... unless it is a re-badge of the Zenitar.

It can't be that. A careful look shows no close resemblance, and the Zenitar is manual focus.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 March 2016 at 23:31
Originally posted by sybersitizen sybersitizen wrote:

Originally posted by QuietOC QuietOC wrote:

... unless it is a re-badge of the Zenitar.

It can't be that. A careful look shows no close resemblance, and the Zenitar is manual focus.

That Sigma is a manual focus too--no screw drive that I see. It might have come in an AF model too though. I know there is a MF version of their 24 f/2.8 Super Wide II which also has "Focus Aid and Programming" text on the body.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sybersitizen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 March 2016 at 23:50
Originally posted by QuietOC QuietOC wrote:

That Sigma is a manual focus too--no screw drive that I see...

You're right - the five contacts fooled me. What we have there is actually a 'Focus Aid' lens with a built-in chip for focus confirmation, circa 1986.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sybersitizen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 March 2016 at 23:55
It's been seen here at dyxum before.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 March 2016 at 11:58
I submitted lens information for the Sigma AF 35-135mm F3.5-4.5 and have some sample photos to post if I could have a thread created for it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Miranda F Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 February 2019 at 13:32
I noticed yesterday that if I click on 'E-mount fixed' or zoom lenses, it takes me to the lens page but selects A-mount lenses instead of E-mount. Still doing it today!
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