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

reviewer#2600 date: Aug-2-2007
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
overall: 4.4
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:18-70(kit)
28-75 F2.8
28 F1.8
price paid:200 USD(used)
positive:Super Fast AF
9 circular aperture blades
Sharp, Constrasty
Well made
Smooth Zoom
negative:Soft at 20mm wide-open
Cannot see distance at AF mode
Minimum focus 50cm
comment:I bought this lens at a great price.
auto focusing speed was very fast and optical quality was great on 24~35mm. Stop down to F3.5 at 20mm then you will be satisfied.

when the clutch is on MF mode. you can see the distance, but on AF mode you cannot see the distance. not a big deal...
seeing is better.

nice bokeh with circular blades.

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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