Tokina 28-105mm F3.5-4.5 AF Aspherical A-mount lens reviews

reviews found: 4   
reviewer#44376 date: Oct-2-2019
sharpness: 4.5
color: 3
build: 5
distortion: 5
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
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Canon EF 28-80mm II,
Voigtländer Skopar 28-80
price paid:50 EUR
positive:Sharpness, very solid construction, easy to handle, AF works perfect and fast
negative:quite cold colours
comment:Very good lens. I like it's sharpness and very fast AF. Compared to the Canon EF 28-80 II it's a really heavy lens but still very compact.
I tested it on a EOS 450d and am quite satisfied with that lens. It makes a wonderful bokeh at close-ups.
The colours are very natural and vital but a bit colder compared to the Canon EF and the Voigtänder.
Well, i had to choose between these 3 lenses and the Tokina is the one i will keep.
reviewer#18350 date: Sep-15-2015
sharpness: 5
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.6
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
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 24-105 F3.5-4.5
Minolta 28-135 F4-4.5
price paid:60 USD
positive:Sharpness is very good, more better on opened diafragms than Minolta 24-105 F3.5-4.5 in all range! Good uniformity of the field over the frame. CA exist, but not more than Minolta 24-105. AF fast. Good metal build.
negative:Colors is cold, enough natural, but some cold. Heavy.
comment:Rare and low cost, but excellent lens. I recommend.
reviewer#11015 date: Apr-6-2013
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.4
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
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 28-105 RS
price paid:
missing
positive:Beautiful colors
Sharp
Excellent build quality
negative:Nothing so far
comment:My first review, not as technical as most but hopefully helpful to some :)

I sought this lens out after trying the Tokina 75-300 AF and being very impressed.

I have been lucky enough to compare this with the Minolta 28-105 RS, I tested both on my A65.
(No compatibility issues with SLT)

There are a lot of similarities with the 2 lenses as far as image quality goes, both are sharp and both have beautiful color and bokeh.

I would say the Tokina actually has better colors, I have used both primarily for portraits of my kids and both produce stunning images.

I now have to tricky decision of which to keep, the Tokina has slightly better colors but the Minolta has the more responsive AF, I found the Tokina struggled at times and hunts a little while shooting indoors, no issues at all in good light but worth bearing in mind if you are intending to use in low light.

I used the Minolta lens hood with this one and had no issues with flare, the Minolta hood fits very well so good to know if you find a copy without a hood.

Highly recommended, the Tokina lenses seem to be overlooked for some reason so these can usually be found at a good price, totally recommended!


reviewer#10105 date: Apr-10-2012
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 3
overall: 4.5
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 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Minolta 28-105s (all)
Sigma 28-105 f2.8-4
Sigma 28-105 UC f4-5.6
price paid:61 GBP used
positive:Good sharpness
Colours
Great build
negative:Flare
No AF on Alpha 100
comment:AF fine on Dynax 404si and Dynax 5, but would not auto focus on Alpha 100 although the camera recognised the lens - hence had to use manual focus.

Notwithstanding a very good lens but needs a effective hood.
reviews found: 4   

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 4
  • sharpness: 4.50
  • color: 4.25
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.75
  • flare control: 3.75
  • overall: 4.45

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