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07-11-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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Tokina or Tamron

How does Tokina AT-X Pro 28-70mm f2.6-2.8 compare with Tamron 17-50mm f2.8? There are very few sample pictures taken by Tokina on Internet. All look sharp but color wise they are not as punchy as Tamron? Has anybody compared or used both of them?

07-11-2012, 07:46 PM   #2
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Tokina AF 28-70mm f/2.8-2.6 AT-X Pro II - Review / Lab Test Report

Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 SP XR Di II LD Aspherical [IF] (Nikon) - Review / Test Report

Hope that the info will assist....
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Wouldn't the more comparable Tamron lens be the Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8 SP XR Di LD Aspherical (IF)?
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Hi, I have tokina. You cannot really compare it to 17-50/2.8. For few reasons, but tokina is good lens. It don't exell but it is good. It's sweet spot is at 30-55 mm range and can be shot even WO w/o proplem, it does not focus near.

If you need lens tha is wide and focuses near, I'd choose tamron(even that I don't own one). If you need lens for normal shooting there is nothing wrong with tokina. It is quite big thou, but sturdy and it is solid.


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