Tokina AF 28-70mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro

(8 customer reviews)

This photo lens has a manual and autofocus system, which is useful for different photography needs. It has 15 glass elements in 11 groups, which is a high number of elements for a lens, making it a good choice for professional photographers. The lens coating is multi-coated, which reduces the risk of flare and ghosting. The build quality is solid, which means it can withstand regular use. The aperture is f/2.8, which is a wide aperture, allowing for good depth of field and low light photography. The resolution is sharp, which means the images produced are clear and detailed. This lens has been manufactured for a long time, which shows its popularity and reliability. It is a good alternative to other lenses in the same category, such as the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM or the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR. The bokeh produced by this lens is smooth and pleasing to the eye. Overall, the Tokina AF 28-70mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro is a high-quality camera glass that is suitable for a range of photography needs.

Sure, here is my review of the Tokina AF 28-70mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro camera lens:

– The lens has a fast aperture of f/2.8, which enables you to shoot in low light conditions and create beautiful bokeh.
– The build-quality is excellent, with a sturdy metal body and smooth focus and zoom rings.
– The image quality is impressive, with sharpness and contrast that matches more expensive lenses.
– The price is very reasonable, making it a great value for the money.

– The lens is quite heavy and bulky, which may be an issue for some photographers.
– The autofocus is a bit slow and noisy, especially in dim light conditions.
– The zoom range is not very wide, so you may need to change lenses to capture wider angles.

Overall, the Tokina AF 28-70mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro lens is an excellent product that offers great value for the money. If you’re looking for a fast standard zoom lens for your Nikon camera, this is definitely one to consider. The build-quality and image quality are impressive, although the autofocus and zoom range could be better. Nonetheless, I highly recommend this lens to anyone looking for a high-quality, affordable option.

Optical design

Bright lens thanks to the high aperture value Has 8 aperture blades, with this amount of aperture blades you will be satisfied with the result.

Physical characteristics

Weights 720 grams so it is a heavy lens, consider using its own lens bag. With a lens filter diameter of 77 mm this lens deserves a good quality filter, this is commonly filter size, offers a wide range of filter options. 108 mm long, requires consideration if you want to carry in the camera bag.

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8 reviews for Tokina AF 28-70mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro


    6.0 user rated as 4.1/5

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    10 user rated as 4.26/5

  4. Feb 17, 2015

    heavy lens that can get sharp shots,well built, No its not a 2.8 nikon…. THIS IS A NICE FX LENS.NO ITS NOT A NIKON BUT IF YOU WORK OUT WHAT IS BEST settings for SHARP THEN ITS GREAT.iM USING IT ON A D600 AND D2HS.SO FAR THE BEST IS F11 ON THE D2HS AND THE D600 LIKES JUST ABOUT ALL SETTINGS.MINE IS NOT THE SV MODEL I BOUGHT THE ONE WITH THE SCREW IN HOOD NOT THE BAYONET MODELS.I PAID 250 AND HAVE SEEN THEM CHEAPER BUT THIS WAS PRISTINE.BUILT LIKE A TANK.FEELS GOOD ON THE D2HS WELL BALANCED.With the 1.5 crop on dx its a handy 2.8 roughly 45-100 .on the d600 its a little front heavy.transition from auto to manual is a easy push pull motion.this web page says it all.yes id rather have the equivalent nikon but its out of my range.good accurate focus.

    sorry for the caps

  5. Jan 01, 2012

    Great all around lens that covers a wide variety of shooting needs! I bought this lens as a new hobbyist/photographer wanting more versatility than my kit lenses provided. Just love it. It is now my GO TO lens. I love being able to blow out the background a bit by using a wider aperture than my other lenses allowed but being able to also change depth of field and shoot other situations without changing lenses. Works fabulously with my Nikon D70. Since my camera’s a little older, I wasn’t certain the auto focus would work on this Tokina, but it works beautifully! Couldn’t be happier.

  6. Apr 06, 2011

    This is a great portrait lens This is the version that’s based on the Angenieux optical formula that Tokina purchased. You can pick it out from the rest of the Tokina 28-70 PRO AT-X lenses from the screw on lens hood. Most of the reviews I read claim that it is super-sharp, even wide open, and I wanted a medium zoom lens with an f2.8 aperture.

    I was initially disappointed with the one I bought, as it seemed very soft overall. After testing for a few days, I find that this lens is nicely sharp in the middle, with f4 and greater, the edges tend to be a bit soft at most f stops (but you shouldn’t have details in corners anyway). Mine also has a pretty strong ghosting/flare when it’s at 2.8 and shooting a high contrast subject, which seems to go away by f4. I tried it for landscape photos, and it’s actually terrible until you get up to about f11, otherwise the ghosting makes for very low contrast photos. This is why my first impressions were disappointing, I was using it for the wrong subject.

    I think the best part is the smoothness of the out of focus parts of the image (bokeh). When shooting subjects against an interesting background at f2.8-4, the background is dreamy smooth, and the highlights are nice circular spots. It makes for some interesting glare spots, and with a high fstop, if makes decent stars.

    All these put together makes for a wonderful portrait lens, or close up work (but not highly sharp macro) where you want the background smoothed out and beautiful.

  7. Dec 07, 2012

    great on my fs100 I bought this lens on a whim to use with a Sony Fs100. I previously tried using a Nikon 28-70 and had kind of poor results shooting video with it (some still lens are workable and some are not). Yet this is a great lens, much better results that the nikon. Eventhough it has a really short focal pull (maybe 90 degrees or so), but I have had no trouble with it at all. Very little breath, minimal telescoping when zooming, make it a lovely lens for video. My go to if I need run light. well worth the money.

  8. Nov 23, 2022

    Nikon Camera Lens Excellent product and a great value

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