Tokina 20-35mm F2.8 AT-X 235 AF PRO A-mount lens review by 5thElefant

reviewer#6837 date: Jan-27-2010
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:Sigma 17-35
Minolta 28-135
price paid:299 EURO (NOS)
positive:Colours, lack of distortion, build
comment:UPDATED review:

I had very frustrating focus problems with this lens on the a900 and v1 firmware. The v2 firmware appears to have fixed these and it behaves beautifully at all apertures and distances.

Colour is great. Looks like the 28-135.

Bokeh is pleasing Distortion appears very well controlled and little or no vignetting on FF.

All Tokinas appear to have the same lens ID which could be a problem if you need different microadjusts.

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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