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Tokina AF 193 19-35 mm f/3.5-4.5

Manufacturer Tokina
Model AF 193 19-35 mm f/3.5-4.5
Lens style Wide angle zoom
Focal length 19 - 35 mm
Maximum aperture f/3.5 - 4.5
Angle of view 98.4 - 63.3 o
Closest focusing distance 0.4 m
Maximum magnification
Minimum aperture 22
Number of diaphragm blades 6
Auto focus type AF
Lens Construction 13 elements / 11 groups
Filter diameter 77 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Nikon F
Pentax K
Dimensions 80 x 82 mm
Weight 390 g
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4.42 Good
Owners reviews (4)
  1. joe
    joe 5 April 2013, 23:21
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    IP 2.171.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 150
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: some CA don't diminish, if stopped dow

    Pros: nice colours,very high contrast, if improved by photoshop, sharpness really high and CA's eleminated, very fine results

    Summary: for normal picture size very fine lens, but for poster photos you need digital program

  2. lostminstrel
    lostminstrel 25 February 2011, 17:49
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    IP 138.89.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: 65
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Heavy distortion @ 19mm. Edges soft. CA. Slow, almost useless range for indoor use. Huge front element (77mm) means expensive filters. Horrible flare control. Hood is wide. Focus throw too short for comfortable MF.

    Pros: Sharpness rivals Pentax DA 16-45mm. Good color & contrast - not overdone like on many newer digital-design lenses. Distortion minimal by 23mm. Good build quality for an inexpensive lens. Has distance scale.

    Summary: I have the Promaster version of this lens. Same optical formula as the Tokina (although I have heard that there is also a Tokina 19-35 based on a 20-35 design). Only significant difference is the Promaster has 7 aperture blades rather than 6. I bought mine in truly mint condition for $65 on the big auction site. It took me a little while to warm up to the lens, but I've grown to appreciate it's strengths. I use it almost exclusively for landscapes; it has limited usefulness indoors due to it's short range and slow aperture. For near-focus work it's not better than the Pentax 18-55 mkII kit lens anyway. For outdoor work, though, it's pretty good. I like the slightly muted, almost film-era tones. Contrast is good, not overdone. Sharpness - that is, resolving power - is fairly similar to the Pentax DA 16-45mm, although the DA 16-45mm has better microcontrast. Barrel distortion (with a tough of mustache thrown in) can be very noticeable @ 19mm; PTLens plugin takes care of that. Distortion is nearly gone by 23mm. Even stopped down, edge sharpness never matches center sharpness, which surprised me a bit considering I'm using a FF lens on APS-C. Overall, a decent budget lens for landscape work, certainly sharper than the Pentax & Canon kit offerings. If you can get it for around the same price I did, it's a very good deal.

  3. vic vostrikov
    vic vostrikov 23 November 2010, 18:04
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    IP 90.155.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
    Price: 140 evro
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: sometimes slightly decreases the sharpness of the edges at wide angle, a little afraid of the counter, light

    Pros: byjulf Разрешить написание латиницей Введите текст или адрес веб-сайта или переведите документ. Отмена Прослушать Перевод: русский > английский great lens for this price, good color, light, lovely plastic, bought him in Germany Tokeena 20-35 with the same focal lengths, it is recommended

    Summary: very good

  4. David Hobbs
    David Hobbs 25 October 2010, 09:47
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    IP 220.237.x.x
    Owner since: 8 years
    User profile: Semipro

    Cons: Not an especially useful zoom range for APS-C cameras. Not the last word in sharpness. Subject to flare

    Pros: Excellent build quality Lovely solid feel Consistently competent results Useful zoom range for FF cameras Ridiculously cheap

    Summary: Extraordinary value. Built like a battleship. Might make a start-up full frame camera/lens combination manageably affordable.

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