Tokina AT-X Pro 35mm f/2.8 Macro DX

Macro prime lens | Canon EF, Nikon F (DX) | AT-X M35 PRO DX
Osvaldo Cristo
 
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For a few years I have been the owner of this little gem, Tokina AT-X Pro 35mm f/2.8 Macro DX. For years I have wondered why users of DX sized sensor cameras looks to forget the equivalent to 50-60 mm lens so popular for macro in the old SLR film world and that doubt was my main drive to try this lens. Mounted into my Nikon D300S this lens is a great performer and the ideal focal length for a lot of work I actually made: (1) Copy work: I had space problems to get some copy work from bigger paints ...

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ManWithTheCamera
 
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I've purchased this lens over Canon 35mm and Sigma 30mm. I must say I am not disappointed images are very crisp and the macro on this thing is great. You can get extremely close to any subject (crazy close). Has higher number of diaphragm blades (9), it's very solid (bit heavy for 35mm) and f2.8. It would have been nice to have f2.0 but then again macro makes up for it. To get one thing clear, it's not a specialized lens, it's still general purpose lens with some added flexibility. Tested in ...

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