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

reviewer#7885 date: Aug-27-2010
sharpness: 3
color: 3
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 1
overall: 3.2
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:Sony 50 1.4
Tamron 17-50 2.8
Sony 70-300G
Minolta 135 2.8
price paid:250€ mint
positive:Solid, good accesories (box, hood...), very good AF, soft bokeh, good f4.
negative:Heavy. Very strong CA. Soft 2.8, ok for portraits, but soft.
comment:Soft 2.8, good f4 and very good 5.6. Low contrast and sometimes really big problems with CA at 2.8.

The AF works very well in A700, is heavy and very well made.

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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