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

(7 customer reviews)

This camera glass has great resolution and sharpness, making it a good option for professional photographers. It has a good build quality and is made with high-quality lens elements. The lens coating helps to reduce flare and ghosting, making it ideal for outdoor photography. The bokeh, or the quality of the out-of-focus areas, is also good. It is an autofocus lens, but it can also be used manually. This photographic lens has been manufactured for a long time, so it has a proven track record of reliability. Overall, the Tokina AT-X AF 28-70mm f/2.8 is a great option for those looking for a high-quality zoom lens. However, there are other alternatives available in the market that may suit your needs better.

Sure! Here’s my enhanced review of the Tokina AT-X AF 28-70mm f/2.8 camera lens:

-Solid build quality and durable construction
-Fast autofocus and accurate focusing
-F/2.8 constant aperture throughout the zoom range
-Excellent sharpness and crisp image quality
-Smooth bokeh and pleasing background blur
-Affordable price compared to other similar lenses on the market

-Heavy lens weight compared to other lenses in its class
-No image stabilization
-Somewhat limited focal range compared to wider zoom lenses

Overall, the Tokina AT-X AF 28-70mm f/2.8 camera lens is an excellent product and a great value for both hobbyist and professional photographers. It offers excellent image quality, smooth bokeh, and fast autofocus, all at an affordable price point. The included drawbacks, such as its weight and limited focal range, are minor compared to the overall performance of the lens. I highly recommend this lens for anyone looking for a quality zoom lens with a fast aperture.

Optical design

Has 8 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

72 mm lens filter diameter, commonly filter size, you have plenty of possibilities this lens deserves a good quality filter. Weights 608 grams so it is a heavy lens, consider using its own lens bag. 89 mm long, requires consideration if you want to carry in the camera bag.



Blades 8
Filter (mm) 72
Length (mm) 89
Min focus (m) 0.7
Weight (g) 608
Aperture 2.8/22
Focal Length (mm) 28-70

Overall rating

based on 11 reviews


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


    2.0 user rated as 4.8/5

  2. rated as 4.44/5

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Nov 23, 2022

    Nikon Camera Lens Excellent product and a great value

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