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Tokina AF Zoom 19-35mm f/3.5-4.5D Review

Tokina 19-35 f/3.5-4.5 Life Pixel Infrared Conversion

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The AF193 was Tokina`s consumer, ultra wide angle lens.This is the low budget photographer`s ultra wide angle zoom, that said, this lens performs pretty good, it outperforms it`s price with ease. The AF193 is constructed with high refraction, low dispersion (HLD) glass and multicoated lens elements produced by Hoya Corporation .It also features Tokina`s excellent rubber grip for the zoom and focus ring.


Lens Construction: 13 elements in 11 groups

Picture Angle: 98° 40' to 63° 30'(35mm)

Filter Size: 77mm

Lens Hood: BH-774 (included)

Size and weight: 3.2", 3.0"(82mm x 80mm),14.6oz, (390g)

Diaphragm: 6 Blades

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  • Sharp. A sharp lens with good contrast.
  • Price. This lens was bought for $ 125 USD new
  • Excellent focus/zoom grip, I have always liked the rubber grip Tokina used in the past.
  • Good manual focus feel.


  • The wide end is actually 20mm and not 19mm as the lens says.
  • Variable aperture.


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.

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Wide angle DX alternatives:

Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX. Price From: $799.95 USD

Tokin Fisheye to Super Wide 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 AT-X 107 DX Price: $579.95

Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX. Price From: $1,259.95 USD

Tokina 16-50mm f/2.8 AT-X 165 PRO DX. From: $599.95 USD

Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6D EX DC HSM. Price: $479.00 USD

Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 EX-DC HSM. Price: $649.00 USD

*Prices subject to change. Listed price is from July 30, 2009

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