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

reviewer#5195 date: Apr-9-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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:Minolta AF 28 f/2,8
Minolta AF 50 f/1,7
price paid:64 Euro
well built
negative:some slight distortion
comment:I really got a cheap used lense in acceptable condition. It is really good for wide angle shots, the iq is good. But it has some slight distortion on horizontal lines that can be noticed on some shots.
The build quality ist massive, you could probably use it as a hammer. Full steel built it is quite heavy. It also needs big filters of 77mm.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 9
  • sharpness: 4.72
  • color: 4.78
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.22
  • flare control: 4.00
  • overall: 4.54 - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania