Tokina 28-105mm F3.5-4.5 AF Aspherical A-mount lens review by Stu666
|Stu666#11015 date: Apr-6-2013|
flare control: 4
|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Minolta 28-105 RS|
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!