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LENS PORN: Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8 (Minolta MD Converted to Nikon Mount)

Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8
Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8


The Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8 is a wide angle prime lens made for full frame film SLRs back around the late 1970s. My copy comes in almost mint, Minolta MD mount. I managed to change the mount to Nikon with accurate focusing to infinity. The aperture blades were stuck at f/2.8 because of the oil, but it was taken care of.

28mm primes look very nice on my Nikon D5200. I like them much more than 35mm's because it feels more spacious and refreshing. (28mm on my DX camera becomes 43mm.)

I have two 28mm primes at the moment -- this, and the Tamron Adaptall 2 28mm f/2.5 (02B). The Tamron was overall the better lens in terms of sharpness, clarity, flare control and micro contrast. Oh wow, that Tamron! However, what I love about this Tokina is the warm personality. It does have a tendency for veiling flare and loses a bit of contrast when shot with the sun in the scene.

When comparing the two 28mm's, the Tamron has a slight distortion, whereas the Tokina looks to have no distortion at all.

When image quality is in question, I have no complaints about this lens. It is very sharp at f/2.8, renders colors in a warm fuzzy feeling sort of way (which the Tamron lacks). It does have a big front element, which contributes to the flare, adding a unique personality that people may or may not like.

This lens sells for very cheap and should be in your wishlist of lenses if you are looking for a good quality 28mm prime lens. 28mm is a nice wide angle lens for full frame cameras, but also makes for a great normal lens on crop sensor cameras. Overall, I love this lens so much!


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Specs


Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8

RMC = Rainbow Multi Coating

Focal Length:
Fixed 28mm

Minimum Focusing Distance:
0.3 meters

Filter Thread Size:
52mm

Aperture Run:
f/2.8 - f/16 (6 blades)

Made in Japan











Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8

Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8

Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8

Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8

Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8

Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8

Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8

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Samples

Shot with Nikon D5200
All samples are unedited.


Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8


Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8

Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8

Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8

Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8

Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8

Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8

Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8

Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8

Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8

Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8

Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8

Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8

Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8

Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8

Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8

Tokina RMC 28mm f/2.8
Shot from a moving vehicle

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Links

Tokina RMC 28/2.8 Album
https://flic.kr/s/aHskVqAyvW


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