Tokina 28-70mm F3.5-4.5 SD AF A-mount lens review by victle

reviewer#5369 date: May-11-2009
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
overall: 4.2
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 28-75mm f/2.8
Minolta 35-70mm f4
price paid:
positive:Build, sharpness, Macro function
negative:Focus ring
comment:The previous reviewer's lens may have a focus problem. My lens is sharp stopped down a little bit. Good contrast, color and great build (as most of Tokina lenses). A metal lens which is similar to the mini Beercan 35-70mm F4 with Macro capability (close focus).

Tokina SD means super- low dispersion to eliminate chromatic aberration but I haven't tested this lens CA characteristic yet.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 4
  • sharpness: 4.00
  • color: 4.25
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 3.50
  • flare control: 3.50
  • overall: 4.05 - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania