Tokina 20mm F2 FiRIN AF E-mount lens review by Collingsandheal

reviewer#44308 date: May-29-2019
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Batis 25mm. Batis 40mm. 16-35 GM. Voigtlander FE 15mm. Zeiss FE 35. Zeiss FE 55. Sony FE 85. Sony 70-200 GM. Sigma FE 135 f1.8
price paid:£799.00
positive:Beautifully made. Feels like a Zeiss lens. Super sharp and wonderful rendering.
negative:Slightly noisy AF that is a bit to talkative in C-AF mode.
comment:This lens could easily be a Sony GM in terms of sharpness and general IQ. The colours and contrast are Zeiss like. My shop-bought copy, is perfectly centered and has a nice tight hood.

The quality was a real surprise, I just wasn't expecting it to be top draw, which it definitely is, apart from the talkative autofocus. It is a keeper as far as I'm concerned.

My advice is to buy from a camera store where you can test it before you part with your money.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 1
  • sharpness: 5.00
  • color: 5.00
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 5.00
  • flare control: 5.00
  • overall: 5.00 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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