Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX AF 35mm f/2.8 Macro for Canon and Nikon review

Friday, September 07, 2012

Lens Review
Introduction | Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX AF 35mm f/2.8 Macro lens performance | Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX AF 35mm f/2.8 Macro versus competition | Conclusion

Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX AF 35mm f/2.8 Macro Canon mounted on Canon EOS 7D Vs Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX AF 35mm f/2.8 Macro Nikon mounted on Nikon D7000 :

The Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX AF 35mm f/2.8 Macro behaves very similarly on both Canon’s EOS 7D and Nikon’s D7000. Its strengths, when tested on both camera bodies, include its:

  • Descent resolution, especially when apertures are set between f/4 through f/11. However, sharpness of the lens is best on Canon’s EOS 7D
Resolution of the Tokina AT-X M35 PRO DX AF 35mm f/2.8 Macro is best on the Canon EOS 7D, especially at wider apertures.

Other perks of the lens includes its:

  • Control of chromatic aberration.
  • Minimal distortion, which is visually difficult to detect.
  • Very limited vignetting and lens shading, with the defect largely absent at apertures f/4 and above.

 The drawbacks of the lens include its:

  • Brightness, with a measured transmission score of 3 T-stop. This has the lens underperforming against some macros that can brag of brightness and apertures greater than f/2. 
  • Autofocus, which does not work on some digital Nikon models.