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

reviewer#2579 date: Jul-25-2007
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 5
overall: 4.7
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:Sigma EX 17-35
Minolta 17-35 D
Sigma 24/1.8
Minolta 20/2.8
price paid:100 euro
positive:Very solid build, bit heavy but well balanced on a 7D
Price (cheap)
negative:Little bit to much distortion on the wide end, but it is a wide so can live with that.
comment:After trying a whole bunch of 'wides' and never being satisfied, I think I've found my lens. The Sigma 24/1.8 is a sharper lens but not wide enough. There a different versions around, make sure if you want one of these that you get the one with the bright orange ring

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 12
  • sharpness: 4.58
  • color: 4.50
  • build: 4.83
  • distortion: 4.17
  • flare control: 4.17
  • overall: 4.45 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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