Tokina 17mm F3.5 AT-X 17 AF A-mount lens review by superx2won

reviewer#5922 date: Aug-27-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 20mm/2.8
Sigma 24mm/1.8
price paid:250 USD (Used)
positive:Light Weight
great Build
Fast AF
negative:F3.5... if F2.8, it will be better
Metal hood can't be removed.
comment:This lens deliver great detail when using in my A700 + ISO 400 in indoor condition. It is light weight and great build. The body won't break in any condition. It AF is super fast , as all prime lens do.

This is a little handy lens that you should get hold of.

i put 4 for the build rating because of the metal hood which is not removable and it F3.5 stop.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 14
  • sharpness: 4.64
  • color: 4.71
  • build: 4.64
  • distortion: 4.36
  • flare control: 4.29
  • overall: 4.53 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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