Tokina 20-35mm F3.5-4.5 II AF A-mount lens review by dca1213

reviewer#7377 date: Apr-29-2010
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:Sony 18-70 kit
Vivitar Series 1 19-35
price paid:160 USD (used)
positive:Quality Build
Sharp when stopped down.
negative:Soft wide open at short end
comment:Nicely built lens that produces wonderful results between f5.6 and f11. On either side of that range the image gets notably soft.

Nice design in that the front element is free to rotate but the filter mount does not.

Far better than either the Sony or Viv. In good light this is a lovely lens.

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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