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

reviewer#9981 date: Feb-28-2012
sharpness: 4
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 4
flare control: 4
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 own this lens
compared to:Sony 28-75
price paid:180GBP
positive:Great colors and bokeh.
Fast focusing.
Pro feel and look
negative:Softness at 2.8
comment:It depends how much you pay for this lens. If bought cheaply it deserves only 5's. Otherwise 3.5's.

Pleasant colors, bokeh, feel and look.
2.8 sharpness is acceptable for portraits.
4.0 - much better.

Buy this lens if it can be found cheap.

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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