Last updated (18 August’10):
- Review by Shutterbug
The Tokina 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 AF-193 features 19-35mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/3.5-4.5. The lens construction has 13 elements in 11 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 98° 40′. Closest focusing distance at 0.4m (1.3ft) and has a filter size of 77mm. The Tokina 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 AF-193 lens weighs 390g (14.6oz) and it measures 82mm (3.2″) in diameter and 80mm (3.0″) long.
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Tokina 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 AF-193 Reviews
Shutterbug reviews the Tokina 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 AF-193 and writes;
“This zoom includes an element of high refraction, low dispersion (HLD) glass to ensure superior image quality. All elements are multi-coated to counter flare and assure faithful color reproduction. They are made by Hoya, the world’s largest optics manufacturer; internal precautions against flare also ensure high contrast images.”
Lenstip reviews the Tokina 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 AF-193 and writes;
“The nicest performance in this category can be noticed at 35 mm. At the maximum relative aperture the vignetting reaches 20% (-0.63 aperture value) and by f/5.6 it decreases to 13%. On using f/8 aperture the light fall-off in the frame corners is just 8%.”
Alphamountworld reviews the Tokina 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 AF-193 and writes;
“The range, price, build, and fast focusing are all great characteristics that make for real compelling budget ultra wide that is lightweight and fun to use. Throw in its excellent center performance and the Tokina makes for a better than average kit lens alternative for an APS-C sized sensor DSLR, that effectively eliminates the corner softening and vignetting issues that come with a full frame sensor (or film)..”
Momentcorp reviews the Tokina 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 AF-193 and writes;
“All in all a very capable lens, with decent sharpness and good contrast and color. If you are on a small budget i can recommend this lens. On a FF DLSR or a film body, this zoom range is a must for skateboard/snowboard photographers.”
Ephotozine reviews the Tokina 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 AF-193 and writes;
“Generally, the lens handles extremely well and with only one stop loss between minimum and maximum focal lengths, it fairs well against other similar priced lenses. In terms of image quality it produces clear, sharp quality images..”
Tokina 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 AF-193 User Reviews
Tokina 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 AF-193 Sample Photos
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Tokina 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5 AF-193 Specifications
The value and performance of this wide-angle lens soars to new heights. Landscapes, group portraiture, or travel photography, this lens was built to travel light. But it’s no lightweight on quality. Tokina’s AF 193 uses high-refraction, low-dispersion (HLD) all-glass optics made by Hoya Corporation and multi-coated with Tokina’s exclusive anti-reflection coatings for outstanding optical performance in a value-priced lens.
An internal zooming ability allows the focal length to be adjusted without the over-all length of the lens changing. Filters, such as circular polarizers and other special effects, can be used, and thanks to the internal focusing mechanism the filter will not move during focusing.
The AF 193 handles and travels easily due to its compact design and lightweight materials. Which is important because now you can have the benefits of a super-wide angle zoom lens with you all the time!
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