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

reviewer#1359 date: Oct-29-2006
sharpness: 3
color: 3
build: 4
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 3.4
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Konica-Minolta 2.8-4/17-35, Minolta 2.8/20, Minolta 2.8/24
price paid:80 EUR (used)
positive:Quite good build quality (heavy!), compact size
negative:Soft images, warm colors
comment:The lens actually has a good reputation. Unfortunately, I can not reproduce the positive experiences of other users. The Konica-Minolta 2.8-4/17-35 is sharper over the whole zoom range, not to speak of wide angle primes. Thus, I don't use it anymore. However, one might consider carrying this lens as a weapon while photographing in hazardous environments. ;-)

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
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