Tokina 28-70mm F2.6-2.8 AT-X 270 PRO AF A-mount lens review by 5thElefant

reviewer#7317 date: Apr-19-2010
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
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; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Tamron 28-75 f2.8
price paid:L120 (as new)
negative:Long MFD
comment:Sharp-ish wide open at 28mm, sharp wide open at 70mm. Sharpens up nicely around f4 at any FL. Nice colours (seems to be a Tokina feature). Nice solid feel about it.

Oddly the lens doesn't cope will with a target moving towards you using CAF. Focus accuracy is good on static targets so I guess it's just slow to focus.

All Tokinas appear to have the same lens ID which could be a problem if you need different microadjusts.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 31
  • sharpness: 4.45
  • color: 4.65
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.58
  • flare control: 3.87
  • overall: 4.51 - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania