Tokina 20-35mm F2.8 AT-X 235 AF PRO A-mount lens review by Miya

reviewer#230 date: Nov-22-2005
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:
price paid:
positive:Feels well-made, handles well, smooth zoom, quick AF (with clutch disengaged), contrasty, sharp, nice crackle finish, comes with petal hood.
negative:Slight play at lens mount...hard to tell if body or lens is out of tolerance. Small amount of play is rotational, not in the vertical or horizontal plane.
comment:I like this lens. It's better than my old Canon slr lenses as far as manipulation and smoothness is concerned.

The optical performance overall is excellent; the only fault I can see is sharpness falling off at the edges and corners when shooting wide open at 20mm. I'm sure that there are better lens around but I'm happy with this one.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 9
  • sharpness: 4.33
  • color: 4.56
  • build: 4.89
  • distortion: 4.78
  • flare control: 3.89
  • overall: 4.49 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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