Tokina 17mm F3.5 AT-X 17 AF A-mount lens review by chriseen
|chriseen#11915 date: Jul-20-2014|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||16mm f2.8|
20mm f 2.8
50mm Macro f2,8
100mm F2,8 macro
CZ 19-80MM f 3.5-4.5
|price paid:||370 euros (like new)|
|positive:||Warm 'Minolta' colours, nice coatings .|
Good contrast .
Great distortion control .
Pretty good centre to corner sharpness wide open .
Very sharp stopped down slightly
Fast and quiet, accurate Autofocus .
Reliable lens that won't let you down in any sense .
It's a keeper this one
|negative:||None, Hard to find .|
Maybe negative for some people : the lens hood is not removable, but IMHO that is an advantage, it protects the front element from bumps.
|comment:||An great product from Tokina. |
Build quality is almost the best you can find, minimal distortion and
able to take 72mm filters.
This lens is my favourite Wide-Angle lens because of its good flare
control, relative compactness, 72mm filter and built in lens hood .
This lens delivers great detail when using on my A850.
The sharpness is great from corner to corner, the colours are
like 'Minolta' and the contrast can't be better .
It is not a light weight, but not to heavy and still a great build.
The AF is fast and accurate.I can see that the Tokina got less vignette
than the Minolta 20mm.
Makes lovely and awesome landscape/weather/building shots .
I won't sell it simply because I can't replacing it with anything
better , definitely a keeper.
I like this lens better then the 20mm Minolta.