Tokina 28-80mm F2.8 AT-X 280 AF PRO A-mount lens review by tortelleus77

reviewer#7847 date: Aug-23-2010
sharpness: 4
color: 4
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 3
overall: 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 own this lens
compared to:
price paid:
positive:looks like an all metal construction, good!
fast autofocus!
nice bokeh
neutral colors!
great sharpness at 28mm
good sharpness at 80mm
negative:I haven't really experienced any yet.
comment:Hi, I bought this for my new sony a850, I was looking for a relatively cheap mid-zoom, I looked around and then I found this tokina, what i was looking for were build quality and af speed, this tokina has got them! plus the colors are neutral and sharpness is ok throughout the range once calibrated with my in camera autofocus(I like this feature on the a850).
very nice lens,very good price, now I'll wait to make some money and eventually upgrade to the sony cz 24-70mm.

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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