Tokina 28-80mm F2.8 AT-X 280 AF PRO A-mount lens review by bcostel

reviewer#2773 date: Sep-24-2007
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
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; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I used to own this lens
compared to:Minolta AF DT 18-70 F3.5-5.6 D
Sigma - 28-70 F2.8-4 High Speed Zoom
price paid:400 USD (used)
positive:Very sharp.
Very Fast.
Well build (like a tank).
negative:On my camera is overexposure.
comment:It's a very good lens, when you see for the first time you'll make a big "wooow" :). It's soft at F2.8, from F4 it will become sharp and at F8 is very sharp. On may camera it's overexposure but if I compensate 2 step I make very good pictures. But from the time I bought this lens is my favorites one, if you learn "his tips" you'll make great pictures.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 19
  • sharpness: 4.03
  • color: 4.68
  • build: 4.79
  • distortion: 4.42
  • flare control: 3.16
  • overall: 4.22 - Home of the alpha system photographer
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