Tokina AF 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX (FX) - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
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Sample Shots

The following sample shots were taken with a D3x and RAW-converted via Capture One.

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Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 17.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/800s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/250s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 17.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/400s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/400s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/1000s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 17.0mm
Aperture: f/9.0
Exposure 1/125s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/7.1
Exposure 1/250s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 22.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/250s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 22.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/640s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 100
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/200s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 160
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/250s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 160
Focal Length 17.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/800s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 160
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/400s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 160
Focal Length 17.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/400s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 160
Focal Length 24.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/400s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 160
Focal Length 22.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/320s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 160
Focal Length 26.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure 1/800s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 160
Focal Length 35.0mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure 1/640s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 160
Focal Length 30.0mm
Aperture: f/9.0
Exposure 1/250s
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D3X
ISO Speed 160
Focal Length 19.0mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure 1/320s

Verdict

The Tokina AF 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX showed mixed performance in our lab. In the image center, the is capable of excellent resolution, at least when stopped down a little. The border and corners are good to very good at medium focal lenghts, but the extreme corners are somewhat weak at 17mm, especially at large apertures.

Vignetting is somewhat pronounced at 17mm, but well controlled at longer focal lengths. CAs are also a bit on the high side. Distortion is well controlled for such a wide lens, though.

As we've come accustomed to from Tokina, the build quality of the lens is excellent. Thanks to an integrated DC motor the lens is fully compatible with the full range of Nikon DSLR. However, the AF is neither the most silent, nor the fastest one around.

So, in summary mostly solid, but not outstanding performance, with both ups and downs.

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