Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8 AT-X 535 PRO DX

The Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8 AT-X 535 PRO DX Lens is a large-aperture telephoto zoom lens designed exclusively for use with digital SLR cameras. It features a fast constant aperture of f/2.8, and provides a focal length equivalent to 80-216mm in 35mm format. This zoom range covers a broad range of frequent telephoto situations. DX series lenses feature a smaller image circle (rear of lens) and are designed to match the smaller dimensions used for the image sensor on digital cameras. As a result these lenses are also more compact and lightweight, and are better matched to digital SLR cameras.

Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8 AT-X 535 PRO DX

>> REVIEWS (last updated: 24.03.07)

PopPhoto reviews the Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8 AT-X 535 PRO DX and writes;
“Our SQF tests found sharpness and contrast in the Excellent range at all focal lengths — an above-average performance, as many lenses in the category slip into the Very Good range at their long tele settings. DxO Analyzer 2.0 tests found Slight barrel distortion at 50mm (0.18%); Imperceptible pincushion distortion at 85mm (0.09%); and Slight pincushion distortion at 135mm (0.22%) — all excellent results. We found no light falloff at 50mm, and slight falloff at 85mm and 135mm, gone in both cases by f/3.5 — also exemplary. At the constant close-focus distance of about 39 inches, maximum magnification ratios ranged from 1:14.25 at 50mm to a respectable (but not great)1:5.42 at 135mm.” has a comparison of Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8 AT-X 535 PRO DX to Sigma 50-150mm;
“In conclusion, both lenses perform comparatively at f8 but Sigma stands out at f2.8 (135mm). Again this test is not conclusive because of the limited test images obtained. Nevertheless, both lenses are a welcome offer to the digital SLR community, who has been limited with heavy f2.8 telephoto zooms at 70-200. Now with these 2 new lenses, photographers can have a more compact telephoto zoom lens.”

>> SAMPLE PHOTOS (last updated: 24.03.07)

- Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8 AT-X 535 PRO DX Sample Photos @ ZenFolio
- Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8 AT-X 535 PRO DX Sample Photos @ Flickr



* The new Tokina AT-X 535 PRO DX lens is a 50-135 with a fast constant aperture of f/2.8. This lens gives digital photographers the similar to the industry standard 80-210 telephoto zoom lens in 35mm camera terms but is much more compact and lightweight.
* The lens features SD glass lens elements to correct for chromatic aberrations and focuses all colors accurately at the film plane, making the AT-X 535 PRO DX an APO lens.
* The front element has a newly formulated WP or “Water Proof” optical coating on the glass. This new coating makes marks such as spots left by water or finger-prints much easier to clean than standard multi-coating.
* Other features include a built-in tripod collar and One-touch focus clutch mechanism for fast switching between auto focus and manual focus modes.


Focal length:
50 to 135mm

Maximum aperture:

Minimum aperture:

Optical construction:
18 elements in 14 groups

SD glass:
One element

“Water Proof” optical coating

Angle of view:
31° 3′ – 11° 8′

Minimum focus distance:
39.3 in.

Reproduction ratio:

Filter Size

Zooming system:
Rotary type

Number of diaphragm blades:

3.07 X 5.32 inches

29.8 oz.

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Comment by Richard Subscribed to comments via email
2007-08-09 15:39:20

This lens is very interesting for more travel shots, I look at Flickr shots with this lens and IMHO good choise for DSLR cameras.
Thanx for links to sample photos.

All new Tokina lens on sale in Tokina, Tamron DSLR lens online shop – – Richard

Comment by filmari nunti
2009-01-16 07:49:04

I’ve got one of these , it’s the best deal for travel and wedds.

Comment by Ray
2010-02-01 05:30:44

I have the Tokina 12 – 24 ATX Pro F4.0
Optics are sharp, sturdy design and much cheaper than the very expensive Nikons and Cannon Lenses. I dare say you be wasting your Money to go for a Cannon or Nikon Lense when you can have such crisp Photo quality and deesign at a much cheaper price. I have a tamron 70 – 200 F2.8. Good optics but not a solid design. Got to get it repaired already. I’ll use it as a back up Lens. But! Tokina for me on this one.

Comment by chris wilcockson
2010-05-06 16:51:21

Hi, I have this and I have great difficulty taking it off my 7D! It is incredibly sharp and fast – I have used it for motor racing through to studio portraits and absolutely love it!


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