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REVIEW: RMC Tokina 35-70mm f/3.5

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2014-04-02

RMC Tokina 35-70mm f/3.5

Specs:

Focal length:
35-70mm
Weight:
420g
Aperture:
f/3.5 to f/16
6 bladed aperure
Mount:
Pentax K (PK)
But can also be found with other mounts.
Closest Focus:
0.8m (2.7ft)
Plus close funktion at 35mm
About 0.3m (1ft)
Covers:
Standard 35mm film size
(24×36 mm negative)


Image quality


Analogue B&W film
RMC Tokina
                                                      35-70mm f/3.5
RMC Tokina
                                                      35-70mm f/3.5
RMC Tokina
                                                      35-70mm f/3.5
RMC Tokina
                                                      35-70mm f/3.5
RMC Tokina
                                                      35-70mm f/3.5
RMC Tokina
                                                      35-70mm f/3.5
RMC Tokina
                                                      35-70mm f/3.5
RMC Tokina
                                                      35-70mm f/3.5
RMC Tokina
                                                      35-70mm f/3.5
RMC Tokina
                                                      35-70mm f/3.5
RMC Tokina
                                                      35-70mm f/3.5
RMC Tokina
                                                      35-70mm f/3.5


Bokeh
35mm              
RMC Tokina
                                                      35-70mm f/3.5
               70mm
RMC
                                                          Tokina 35-70mm
                                                          f/3.5
RMC Tokina
                                                      35-70mm f/3.5
RMC
                                                          Tokina 35-70mm
                                                          f/3.5
RMC Tokina
                                                      35-70mm f/3.5
RMC
                                                          Tokina 35-70mm
                                                          f/3.5
RMC
                                                          Tokina 35-70mm
                                                          f/3.5
RMC
                                                          Tokina 35-70mm
                                                          f/3.5
RMC
                                                          Tokina 35-70mm
                                                          f/3.5



Digital
RMC
                                                          Tokina 35-70mm
                                                          f/3.5
Download full size image. Here
35mm

50mm

70mm
f/3.5 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16

f/3.5 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16

f/3.5 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16


Bokeh
35mm              
RMC
                                                          Tokina 35-70mm
                                                          f/3.5
               70mm
RMC
                                                          Tokina 35-70mm
                                                          f/3.5
RMC
                                                          Tokina 35-70mm
                                                          f/3.5
RMC
                                                          Tokina 35-70mm
                                                          f/3.5
RMC
                                                          Tokina 35-70mm
                                                          f/3.5
RMC
                                                          Tokina 35-70mm
                                                          f/3.5


Close Focus funktion at 35mm
RMC
                                                          Tokina 35-70mm
                                                          f/3.5
Download full size image. Here
f/3.5 - f/8 - f/16


Flare / Backlight
RMC Tokina
                                                      35-70mm f/3.5 RMC Tokina
                                                      35-70mm f/3.5
RMC
                                                          Tokina 35-70mm
                                                          f/3.5
RMC
                                                          Tokina 35-70mm
                                                          f/3.5


Extra Sample
RMC
                                                          Tokina 35-70mm
                                                          f/3.5
RMC
                                                          Tokina 35-70mm
                                                          f/3.5
RMC
                                                          Tokina 35-70mm
                                                          f/3.5
RMC
                                                          Tokina 35-70mm
                                                          f/3.5
RMC
                                                          Tokina 35-70mm
                                                          f/3.5
RMC
                                                          Tokina 35-70mm
                                                          f/3.5
RMC
                                                          Tokina 35-70mm
                                                          f/3.5
RMC
                                                          Tokina 35-70mm
                                                          f/3.5



More sample images can be found at:
http://www.sample-image.com/rmc-tokina-35-70mm-f3-5/



Filming
RMC Tokina 35-70mm
                                            f/3.5


Build quality

Very well made and are solid as a rock.
The feel is also very good.


Conclusion

A fairly nice one for a zoom lens.
Quite nice but not the best sharpness wide open when you zoom in a bit.
That is quite common with similar lenses but this one is not too bad.
Stop it down a bit and it's nice and sharp.
It also handles flares and bokeh quite well.

Weight and size is maybe not the best and I would have liked a bit closer focus.
It do have a good close focus funktion but works only for 35mm.


Thumbs up:
Image quality (mostly stopped down)
Build quality
Bokeh & Flare


Thumbs down:
Not the best sharpness wide open at more tele
Closest focus


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Technical Info

Analogue
Scanner: Plustek OpticFilm 7600i
Film: Kodak Tmax 100 & AGFA CINEREX (X-ray film)
Developer: Kodak Xtol

Digital
Canon 500D with lens mount adapter
Auto White Balance and ISO 100

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