28-70mm AT-X Pro F 2.6/2.8


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title 28-70mm AT-X Pro F 2.6/2.8
Manufacturer Tokina
Page By GuitarWIzard
Page Type May 6, 2002 / May 6, 2002
Object ID 276
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Tokina redesigned the AT-X 270AF with a new focusing system which increases AF speed and provides a more stable way to handle the lens. Durability has also been increased by using an all metal body. Multi-coating has been applied to a larger number of lens surfaces improving contrast while reducing reflections and ghosting. HLD (High Refraction Low Dispersion) glass is also used with this new version.

To fit Minolta, Nikon-D, Pentax & Canon

Optical Construction: 16 Elements / 12 Groups

Diagonal Angle of View: 75°20'-34°20'

Closest Focus Distance from Film Plane: 0.7m (2.3ft)

Aperture Range: f/2.6-f/22

Filter Size: 77mm

Diameter: 79.5mm (3.1")

Length: 109.5mm (4.2")

Weight: 760g (26.6oz)

Lens Hood: BH773


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GuitarWIzard - May 6, 2002 1:31 pm - Voted 5/5

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As with my 80-200mm I reviewed here, my lenses are nearly 10 years old....and still in like-new shape. Granted, I'm anal about lens caps, filters, etc....and this has kept them scratch and dust-free. My lens' minimum aperture is F2.8 (constant throughout the zoom range), unlike the new 28-70mm which is F2.6 at 28mm and F2.8 at 70mm.....not really much of a difference. This is the lens I take with me if I carry it into the mountains. It's not exactly a lightweight, and I'm not sure if they make a manual focus version anymore (they did before, and it was a little lighter). However, the image quality is excellent, it's very fast, and offers pro-level performance for a relatively low price. No gripes about this lens. Combined with the 80-200mm lens, you can have a pro-zoom kit spanning what most people carry for under $1,000. A nice alternative to Nikon lenses.

Joeyroo - Feb 12, 2003 4:41 pm - Voted 5/5

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I've got this in the Nikon mount. It's a cost effective alternative to the Nikon equivalent AFS version. This lens is my "around-the-neck" lens and if I were to carry only one lens out into the backcountry this would be it. If it was a short trip or hike I'd compliment it with other lenses. Constant aperture through the focal range makes focussing in dim lit easier over variable aperture lenses.

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