PopPhoto Review: Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8 Pro DX AF Passes Lens Test with Flying Colors

Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8 Pro DX AF Zoom Lens

PopPhoto.com tested the Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8 Pro DX AF multi-purpose zoom lens in their lab and came out saying this Tokina lens “offers a standout performer in a very hot field.”

Their SQF tests found sharpness and contrast in the Excellent range at all focal lengths – an above-average performance, according to PopPhoto, as many lenses in the category slip into the Very Good range at their long tele settings.

DxO Analyzer 2.0 tests found Slight barrel distortion at 50mm (0.18%); Imperceptible pincushion distortion at 85mm (0.09%); and Slight pincushion distortion at 135mm (0.22%) – all excellent results, says the review.

The Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8 Pro DX AF zoom lens is a professional glass retailing at about $800.

[Via: PopPhoto.com]

Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.