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

reviewer#8092 date: Oct-14-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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 20mm RS
price paid:
positive:Sharp wide open
Good contrast
Great distortion control
Quite good center to corner sharpness
Minolta colour
negative:f2.8 would be more convinient
comment:I like this lens better then the Minolta.
The minolta got more vignette than this lens. Although it is 3mm wider.
Has the same MFD, filter size, similar sharpness, colour, body size but wit a little extra weight.
With wider FOV and cheaper price tag, this lens is definitely a better choice. If you can find one off course. Quite a rare lens this Tokina.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 14
  • sharpness: 4.68
  • color: 4.71
  • build: 4.64
  • distortion: 4.36
  • flare control: 4.29
  • overall: 4.54 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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