Tokina 28-105mm F3.5-4.5 AF Aspherical A-mount lens review by Allyfied

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 MP24MP24 MP36MP36 MP42MP42 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.

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 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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