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

reviewer#558 date: Mar-7-2006
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.7
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:Sigma 50/2.8 EX
price paid:
positive:small, light, very nice bokeh, well built, good sharpness
negative:resolution at f3.5-4.5 could be better, very good after f5.6
comment:This is a robust lens with excellent optics and sharpness when stopped down to f5.6 on. Fast AF on the 7D. It is very sensitive to flare when unshielded from the light. Image quality is also excellent.

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
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