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02-11-2009, 09:13 AM   #1
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[SOLD] Tokina ATX Pro 28-70mm /2.6 to 2.8

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Tokina ATX Pro 28 - 70mm /2.6 to 2.8

Asking Price
USD 220 or trade for a DA 14mm or sigma 10 - 20

Item Description
Got this less than a year ago as a travel lens, but somehow that didn't work out - I still prefer to use my primes in the same range when I do travel. I guess for me once I'm started on primes, there's no turning back - I do find them more fun to use than zooms actually, the fixed focal length actually forces you to be more creative when looking for a good picture.

Anyway, this lens is the Tokina ATX Pro series, 28 - 70 mm / 2.6 - 2.8 (though on DSLRs it will only register as 2.8 max aperture constant throughout zoom range). Pentax K mount. Reviews, and an interesting bit of history on how the lens design was originally from Angenieux can be found at Photozone:

Tokina AF 28-70mm f/2.8-2.6 AT-X Pro II - Lab Test Report / Review

The lens I'm selling is the Pro ATX II, not the inferior SV version.

My experience with the lens: a tad soft wide open but still quite usable. The 28mm end performs better than the 70mm end. Wide open, the lens is prone to purple fringing in extreme contrast situations.
But bad points aside, the sharpness of the lens is clearly evident by f4 - astoundingly so. Bokeh is smooth and buttery, and the colours are very well rendered.

Am letting this go to fund a wide angle on DSLR, which is what I'm lacking. Hence, am willing to trade for a DA 14mm or a sigma 10 - 20. Pls PM for either sale or trade.

Shots of the lens:









Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

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Selling or Trading

Item Condition
Used
Excellent

Item Location
Singapore

Shipping Charge
USD 40 to US, other locations pls pm

Shipping Services
Speedpost

Shipping Destinations
Worldwide

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Additional Details
comes with front / back covers, hood, original box

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!


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02-11-2009, 09:19 AM   #2
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Pictures shot with the lens:

28 mm f 2.8


70mm f2.8


70 mm f2.8 crop (near 100%)


28mm f4 crop (near 100%)


70mm f4 crop (near 100%)


field picture: yellow flowers on a gloomy day
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pm sent to both
02-11-2009, 06:29 PM   #4
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PMs replied to both. sorry about the confusion popopow. Will reserve the lens to whoever confirms interest first.

For shipping rates, pls refer to the website below. Prices in singapore dollars

In addition, for the trade for the DA 14 or sigma 10-20, willing to top up a negotiable amount. Thanks!

see website below:
http://www.singpost.com.sg/speedpost_rate/SpeedPost_WWC_AP.pdf


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02-12-2009, 07:13 AM   #5
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more pictures



at 100% crop - note that off centre IQ is still pretty sharp!


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02-17-2009, 06:43 AM   #6
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still up for sale. Is the cost of shipping putting ppl off?
02-18-2009, 07:39 AM   #7
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The earlier shipping was quoted using speedpost.

http://www.singpost.com/speedpost_rate/SpeedPost_WWC_AP.pdf

Shipping costs using conventional airmail (which will take considerably longer delivery time) is not that much cheaper as the lens is heavy! (760g, with packing it will be ard 1 kg) see below

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Hence apologies folks, can't cut the shipping cost for this one. See my other post for the pentacon 29mm, that being a lighter lens will benefit from a decrease in shipping cost from the second option.

Cheers!
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Traded away for a fast 50 mm!!!

Happy!

 

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