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Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX 35 mm f/2.8

9 May 2009
Arkadiusz Olech

11. Summary


Pros:
  • a solid barrel
  • excellent middle-of-the-frame image quality
  • very good image quality at the corners of the frame (except for F/2.8)
  • well-controlled chromatic aberration
  • small distortion
  • very well-controlled astigmatism
  • not too big vignetting
  • reasonably accurate autofocus

Cons:
  • slightly disappointing image quality at the side of the frame at maximum aperture
  • audible and slow autofocus


The lens’ rating can be by all means positive. It is well-made and at the same time handy. It gives us excellent image quality sufficiently controlling most optical faults. It can be used as a neat standard lens, making up for lower speed with its ability to shoot macro. All we could expect is a slightly lower price. 2/35 lenses, so faster ones, only with no macro function, cost about 800-1000 polish zlotys, so noticeably less than Tokina. Olympus ZD 3.5/35 Macro costs just 700 zlotys. It’s twice less than Tokina and both its optical and mechanical qualities are beyond reproach as well.


Sample shots:


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Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX 35 mm f/2.8 - Summary Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX 35 mm f/2.8 - Summary Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX 35 mm f/2.8 - Summary
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 35 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/2000 sek., ISO 100
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 3.1 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 35 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/800 sek., ISO 100
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.6 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 35 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/4000 sek., ISO 100
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.8 MB
Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX 35 mm f/2.8 - Summary Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX 35 mm f/2.8 - Summary Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX 35 mm f/2.8 - Summary
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 35 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/800 sek., ISO 400
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 3.3 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 35 mm, f/3.2, exp. 1/1250 sek., ISO 100
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.4 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 35 mm, f/3.2, exp. 1/1600 sek., ISO 100
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.3 MB
Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX 35 mm f/2.8 - Summary Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX 35 mm f/2.8 - Summary Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX 35 mm f/2.8 - Summary
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 35 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/160 sek., ISO 200
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.8 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 35 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/800 sek., ISO 100
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.0 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 35 mm, f/3.2, exp. 1/800 sek., ISO 100
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 3.3 MB
Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX 35 mm f/2.8 - Summary Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX 35 mm f/2.8 - Summary Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX 35 mm f/2.8 - Summary
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 35 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/1000 sek., ISO 100
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 3.1 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 35 mm, f/2.8, exp. 1/8000 sek., ISO 200
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.7 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 35 mm, f/4.0, exp. 1/5000 sek., ISO 200
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.7 MB
Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX 35 mm f/2.8 - Summary Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX 35 mm f/2.8 - Summary Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX 35 mm f/2.8 - Summary
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 35 mm, f/5.6, exp. 1/200 sek., ISO 400
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.6 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parametry: 35 mm, f/7.1, exp. 1/80 sek., ISO 400
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.6 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 35 mm, f/6.3, exp. 1/50 sek., ISO 400
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 3.1 MB
Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX 35 mm f/2.8 - Summary Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX 35 mm f/2.8 - Summary Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX 35 mm f/2.8 - Summary
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 35 mm, f/13, exp. 1/500 sek., ISO 400
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 3.5 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 35 mm, f/7.1, exp. 1/125 sek., ISO 400
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.7 MB
Camera: Canon 20D
Parameters: 35 mm, f/9.0, exp. 1/125 sek., ISO 400
File: JPG, 3504x2336 pix, 2.6 MB



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