Tokina AF 28-80mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO (280)

(3 customer reviews)

This camera glass has a good build quality, made with high-quality materials and has a durable construction. It has a good resolution, which means it can produce sharp and clear images. The lens elements are coated to reduce flare and ghosting, which can be a common issue in photography. The bokeh, or the quality of the out-of-focus areas, is also good, giving a nice background blur to your photos. It can be used with both autofocus and manual focus, giving you more control over your shots. The manufacturing time is not specified, but it is a well-established lens that has been on the market for quite some time. There are alternatives to this lens, but it is a good option for those looking for a fast zoom lens for their full frame camera.

Sure, here’s my personal review of the Tokina AF 28-80mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO (280) camera lens:

– Super sharp throughout focal range even when wide open.
– Stopped down to f/4, it’s incredibly sharp (like a razor!)
– Great build quality, feels like a tank.
– Best value for money in this focal range. Cheaper than Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8.

– No HSM/USM autofocus. It’s not slow, but not lightning fast either.
– It’s a bit heavy compared to similar models.

Overall, this is a fantastic option for anyone looking for a high-quality zoom lens in this focal range. It’s perfect for portraits, street photography, and even landscapes. While it’s not the fastest autofocus lens out there, it does the job well and it is incredibly sharp. If you’re on a budget and can’t afford the Tamron 28-75mm, then the Tokina is a great alternative. I highly recommend it for photographers of all levels.

Optical design

Has 9 aperture blades, with this amount of aperture blades you will be satisfied with the result. Bright lens thanks to the high aperture value

Physical characteristics

77 mm lens filter diameter, commonly filter size, you have plenty of possibilities this lens deserves a good quality filter. 120 mm long, requires consideration if you want to carry in the camera bag. Weights 819 grams so it is a heavy lens, consider using its own lens bag.

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3 reviews for Tokina AF 28-80mm f/2.8 AT-X PRO (280)

  1. rated as 5.0/5


    18 user rated as 4.29/5

  3. Jul 23, 2007

    One of those hidden gems!! This lens is a hidden gem!!! It is super sharp throughout the focal range even wide open, but when stopped down to f/4 it is like a razor!! No HSM/USM but it is not a slouch either! Build quality it amazing, it is built like a tank!!! It is the best bang for the buck in this focal range, hands down. If you can not afford the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 or just don’t want to spend that kind of $$$ then don’t hesitate buying this lens if you can find one!! I have recommended this lens to many folks from beginners to Pros and not a single complaint yet!

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