LensTip.com

Lens review

Tokina AT-X PRO FX SD 24-70 mm f/2.8 (IF)

Tokina AT-X PRO FX SD 24-70 mm f/2.8 (IF)
8 April 2016
Szymon Starczewski

1. Introduction

Before 24-70 mm f/2.8 devices became synonymous with classic journalistic zooms the market had been dominated by lenses with similar aperture fastness but with focal lengths starting from 28 mm. Tokina was present in that segment as, during all those years, they managed to offer three constructions of that type. You can start their presentation from the most classic model, the AT-X 287 PROSV AF 28–70 mm f/2.8. Two other constructions provided something more; the first of them – the AT-X 280 PRO AF 28–80 mm f/2.8 – featured a tad wider focal range; the second – the AT-X PRO AF-II 28–70 mm f/2.6–2.8 – was a bit faster. The following chart presents a comparison between all of these devices.

Looking at such a diversity it might be surprising that up to 2015 Tokina didn’t offer any 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens, especially that such instruments have been presented by its direct competitors. In February 2015 the situation changed as the launch of the Tokina AT-X PRO FX SD 24–70 mm f/2.8 (IF) was announced.

We would like to thank the Next77 company, the sole distributor of the Tokina brand name products in Poland.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - advertisement - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

You are also invited to get acquainted with our test procedure, described in the article "How do we test lenses?" If you feel it’s still not enough, please go to our FAQ section where you can find some further explanation.

Tokina AT-X PRO FX SD 24-70 mm f/2.8 (IF) - Introduction




Previous chapter