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

Review Date: May 12, 2005 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $500.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Super build quality. Nice weight and size. I don't like "fly-away"lenses. Very sharp at f5.6 and smaller. Lovely bokeh. Manual focus is very smooth and well dampened. This lens handles like a dream.
The lock on my apeture ring could be more secure. It pops out on occasion. I don't like the front cap, but one of my Bostons did! Auto Focus is just a tad noisy, but I have heard worse.

I bought this lens with my D100 because the price was right and it gave me f2.8. I really didn't expect too much as my style was geared more to my 80-200mm Nikkor. I was pleasantly suprised with the results however.

Then I got a D2X and when I saw the results from this modest lens I was floored! It is now my go to lens when I really want to get the shot.

Needless to say, I now own the Tokina 300mm 2.8 ATX pro and will be looking for more of the same kind of "Bang for my Buck" that Tokina offers.


Technical Specs and charts are great for Engineers & Magazine reviews, but it's the picture that does it for me.