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Tokina AT-X 16.5-135 DX

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Tokina 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Review

Ken Rockwell
31 January 2012
  • Summary: For just $200 more, the Nikon 18-200 is more than twice the lens optically, and adds instant manual-focus override, and most importantly, adds VR for better hand-held sharpness at the long end.
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REVIEW: Tokina ATX AF 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6

photodo
19 November 2010
  • Excerpt: This high zoom ratio lens from Tokina is available to fit Canon and Nikon cameras with an APS-C sized sensor and costs around £570. The wide angle of 16.5mm provides an angle of view equivalent to a 25mm lens on a 35mm camera and the 8x zoom range provides plenty of flexibility in a compact package.
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Overall 6
6.0

Tokina ATX AF 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens Review

ePHOTOzine
25 May 2011
  • Excerpt: This high zoom ratio lens from Tokina is available to fit Canon and Nikon cameras with an APS-C sized sensor and costs around £570. The wide angle of 16.5mm provides an angle of view equivalent to a 25mm lens on a 35mm camera and the 8x zoom range provides plenty of flexibility in a compact package.
  • Pros: Very good optical performance at 16.5mm, Good when stopped down to f/8 through the rest of the range, Good build quality, Useful wide angle
  • Cons: Sharpness at maximum aperture at longer focal lengths, Chromatic aberrations at 135mm, Price
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 3
3.0
Overall quality 3
3.0
Build quality 6
6.0

Tokina AF 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X DX - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
3 October 2010
  • Conclusion: Good things come to those who wait, right? Well, not this time, I'm afraid.
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AT-X DX AF 16.5-135 mm f/3.5-5.6

LensTip.com
3 February 2010
  • Excerpt: Originally posted 2010-02-02 on Optyczne.pl At the beginning of 2006 it was reported for the first time that Tokina might launch an universal 17-135 mm lens. We wrote about it in the article „New Tokina lenses” (available only in Polish on Optyczne.pl). All models, announced at that time, have been launched but one - the 17-135 mm device exactly.
  • Cons: significant zoom ring backlash,, very weak image quality at the maximum relative aperture,, 135 mm focal length not quite useful,, significant chromatic aberration at both focal range ends,, high vignetting at the wide angle,, noticeable astigmatism,, minimum focus amounts to as many as 0.5 meter,, bad price/possibilities ratio.
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Expert Review

Optyczne.pl
2 February 2010
  • Summary: Tokina 16.5–135 mm, z takim zachowaniem na maksymalnym otworze, z taką aberracją chromatyczną na szerokim kącie i w takiej cenie, ma raczej małe szanse na zajęcie dobrej pozycji na rynku. Z konkurentami może powalczyć w zasadzie tylko zakresem ogniskowych, bo jest on niewątpliwie ciekawy, ale to może być zdecydowanie za mało...
  • Pros: solidnie wyglądająca obudowa,, dobra jakość obrazu w centrum kadru po lekkim przymknięciu,, dystorsja mniej uciążliwa niż u większości konkurentów,, niewielka aberracja chromatyczna w centrum zakresu ogniskowych,, dobra praca mechanizmu ustawiającego ostrość.
  • Cons: spore luzy w pracy pierścienia do zmiany ogniskowej,, bardzo słaba jakość obrazu na maksymalnym otworze względnym,, mało użyteczna ogniskowa 135 mm,, wyraźna aberracja chromatyczna na obu krańcach zakresu,, duże winietowanie na szerokim kącie,, zauważalny astygmatyzm,, minimalna odległość ostrzenia wynosi aż 0.5 metra,, słaby stosunek możliwości do ceny.
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