Tokina 20-35mm F3.5-4.5 AF A-mount lens review by Shootist

reviewer#10918 date: Feb-14-2013
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.1
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 - AF 20 F2.8
price paid:$0.00
positive:Very sharp - but ONLY at 20mm setting
negative:Not sharp at any other setting than 20mm
comment:I owned a Minolta - AF 20 F2.8 prior to this lens. Then I literally found this lens as a bonus in a camera bag I bought - the bag was only to include a body and a 50mm prime - then whoa!

My copy of this lens is and was pristine, so I don't know if I just got a good unused copy by pure luck but - I did a multi shot comparison with my Minolta - AF 20 F2.8 and *at 20mm* this lens WON big time. Corners, contrast, color, everywhere. So I sold my Minolta - AF 20 F2.8 for big money and kept this free lens.

I *only shoot it at 20mm* - and it's my widest lens.


rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 7
  • sharpness: 3.71
  • color: 3.86
  • build: 4.00
  • distortion: 3.86
  • flare control: 3.71
  • overall: 3.83 - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania