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

reviewer#4817 date: Feb-6-2009
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Sigma 28-70 F2.8 EX
Minolta 28-75mmD
price paid:about US$350 new
positive:Good colour and build
negative:Flare control
Not sharp wide open
comment:I was a little disapointed in this lens, when used on digital. Just didnt seem to produce pictures as sharp as the Sigma or Minolta lenses listed above, but its colours was a bit better than the sigma.

Stopped down beyond f4 it starts to do well in sharpness, but it does have some issues with flare.

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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