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Tokina AT-X PRO FX SD 17-35 mm f/4 (IF)

16 September 2013
Arkadiusz Olech

6. Distortion

If you happen to own a reflex camera with an APS-C/DX sensor, the distortion of the Tokina 17-35 mm won’t be problematic at all – the highest level of that aberration we got at the widest angle of view and it amounted to –1.16%. It is a moderate result at most. At longer focal lengths the distortion is imperceptible. At 24 mm there are still slight barrel deformations of –0.16% which change into equally slight pincushion variation (0.19%) at 35 mm focal length.

On full frame the distortion level is higher – for obvious reasons. Fortunately you have a chance to perceive it only at 17 mm focal length where you still have to tackle –3.64% barrel. Such a level is not exceptionally high because many zoom lenses near 17-18 mm focal length can feature distortion of even –5%, but certainly it might be noticed in photos. The problem decreases swiftly with the increase of the focal length. At 24 mm the barrel deformations diminish to –0.70% and then they change the sign and, at 35 mm focal length, you already deal with slight pincushion of 0.26%.

Nikon D7000, 17 mm
Tokina AT-X PRO FX SD 17-35 mm f/4 (IF)  - Distortion
Nikon D7000, 24 mm
Tokina AT-X PRO FX SD 17-35 mm f/4 (IF)  - Distortion
Nikon D7000, 35 mm
Tokina AT-X PRO FX SD 17-35 mm f/4 (IF)  - Distortion


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Nikon D3x, 17 mm
Tokina AT-X PRO FX SD 17-35 mm f/4 (IF)  - Distortion
Nikon D3x, 24 mm
Tokina AT-X PRO FX SD 17-35 mm f/4 (IF)  - Distortion
Nikon D3x, 35 mm
Tokina AT-X PRO FX SD 17-35 mm f/4 (IF)  - Distortion