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LENS PORN: Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (Manual Version)

Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (Manual Version)
Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (Manual Version)



There are two versions of the Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro -- a fully manual and an AF version. I did a comparison before and they seem to be identical in everything (optical formula, image quality, minimum focusing distance, macro at 70mm). The only difference really is that one is manual and the other is AF. I think the manual is timeless between the two because it doesn't depend on electronics and should be easily adapted to other cameras.

The serial number of my copy shows that it was made in 1986, optics by then have greatly improved. As can be seen in my shots. Everything is super sharp wide at f/3.5, and the colors are vivid. I even like this lens than my Nikkor 18-55mm kit lens!

The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 0.7 meters in all the focal range, which is close enough. But you can get even closer with its macro mode at 70mm!

The focus ring has a throw of 90 degrees. From my experience, this is a comfortable range for doing manual focus. Some lenses have a focus throw of 360 degrees (too long) or 45 degrees (too short).

My copy came in Olympus OM mount. I was able to change it to a Nikon mount. This lens is a keeper, however, I already have my Sigma 18-200mm as all around lens which can already do everything this lens does (plus longer reach).



Tokina 28-70mm f/3.5/4.5 Macro SD

Focal Range:
28-70mm

Focus Throw:
90 degrees

Minimum Focusing Distance:
0.7 meters (normal mode)

Macro Mode at 70mm

Filter Thread Size:
52mm

Made in Japan



Further Reading

Tokina AF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro SD


Photo Album




Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (Manual Version)

Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (Manual Version)

Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (Manual Version)

Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (Manual Version)

Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (Manual Version)

Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (Manual Version)

Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (Manual Version)

Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (Manual Version)

Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (Manual Version)

Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (Manual Version)

Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (Manual Version)

Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (Manual Version)

Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (Manual Version)



Here are my samples! All unedited, and with my usual camera settings:
Photo Size - JPEG Basic/Small
White Balance - Cloudy, Preset
Picture Profile - Standard
HDR/ADL - Off

The product shots (Tamron) were at f/8 and f/11, while the rest were all at f/3.5.

Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (Manual Version)

Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (Manual Version)

Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (Manual Version)

Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (Manual Version)

Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (Manual Version)

Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (Manual Version)

Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (Manual Version)

Tokina SD 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5 Macro (Manual Version)


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