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

reviewer#3773 date: Jul-1-2008
sharpness: 4.5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.3
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Minolta 24-85/3.5-4.5 new
Sony 18-70 (kit)
Sony 20/2.8
Sony 35/1.4G
price paid:
positive:Sharp (for zoom)
Low CA
Full frame
Flower hood

negative:Small zoom range
Big (77 mm filter size)
Not so wide for crop
Hard to use cap with hood

comment:Great wide angle landscape zoom for film. Very good at f/8. Sharpness at the center even better than 24-85 new (another very sharp zoom), but bit softer at the corners. Much better than kit lens 18-70.
Unfortunately not so wide at crop DSLR and quite big.

Upd: Change to Sony 20/2.8.

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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