Tokina wide-angle zoom Lens Review (DxOMark): Interesting third-party wides


DxOMark has just tested Tokina 17-35mm f/4 PRO FX and Tokina 12-28mm f/4 PRO DX lenses and posted a review online. We know that a wide-angle lens is a must-have for landscape and architectural photographers. Both lenses are good value for the money for Nikon and Canon DSLRs.

Tokina 17-35mm f/4 PRO FX: Water resistant and lightweight:Tokina AT-X 17-35mm f4 review

Tokina 12-28mm f/4 PRO DX: Tokina’s crop sensor equivalent:Tokina AT-X 12-28mm F4 Pro review

Tokina AT-X 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX check price Amazon| B&HAdorama| eBay
Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 PRO DX check price Amazon| B&HAdorama| eBay

Good value for money Conclusions from DxOMark: “ At $449, both the full-frame-format Tokina 17-35mm f/4 and the APS-C-format Tokina 12-28mm f/4 are good value for the money wide-angle zoom lenses for Nikon and Canon DSLRs. Achieving respectable results in most DxOMark lens metric comparisons, particularly for distortion, these lenses punch a little above their weight. Chromatic aberration isn’t great at the wider focal lengths, but the worst fringing is restricted to the edges of the frame and should be correctable in post-production. If you can live without image stabilization (which many photographers can at wide focal lengths), and without a f/4 maximum aperture (which helps keep the size and weight down), the Tokina 17-35mm f/4 FX and 12-28mm f/4 DX are well worth considering for both FX- and DX-format photographers looking for a wide-angle zoom…

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