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02-25-2009, 08:06 AM   #1
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Tokina 35-105 f3,5 close focusing zoom

Hello everybody,

I bought this lens during my last visit in Istanbul.
It is manual lens, typically heavy and nicely build.

My question is: Did anybody owned this lens before?
And what's your opinion on it?

02-25-2009, 04:42 PM   #2
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I had one many years ago in Nikon mount. It was a decent enough lens, I ended up letting it go because I found the barrel distortion to be objectionable.
To be fair, it wasn't terrible, I just prefer the optical qualities of prime lenses rather than zooms.
02-25-2009, 06:20 PM   #3
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I don't see much barrel, since the 1,5 crop, but the IQ at f:3,5 is quite bad.
It improves remarkably at 5,6, though.
And it helped me discover the benefits of M mode.
Also I noticed a green tint (small issue, praise the WB).

I would use mostly primes too. Takumars, if it would not be such a pain to get.
I live outside US.

One of the first photos I took with it.
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