Thread: Poor man's Angenieux - Tokina AT-X-Pro 28-70mm F2.6-2.8

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    Nice deal! Think I will stay with my Oly 14-35 f2.0 SWD zoom for my Micro camera. However, on a UM46 this would be a great "little" lens.
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    Ooo, a version 1 in nice condition at a good price? Hrmm.

    Actually, I'll leave this one for somebody else. I just bought (another) version 2 this week to replace my busted old version 1. Now I have a good one and one for parts. Tokina no longer services these lenses nor do they make parts for them. The only way to have parts is to have another lens to cannibalize. These things are like obscure old cars now. Heh.

    For us it's a family thing, these lenses- my daughter is a professional wedding photographer and her version 1 is her favorite lens.
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    I couldn't resist! Thanks for the heads up. Now, do I get a UMP46 to go with it?? ; )
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    Ok so didn't get that version haha.

    So a
    28-70mm
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    with 77mm thread is angenieux version?
    Or does the filter thread have to be bayonet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Note Suwanchote View Post
    Ok so didn't get that version haha.

    So a
    28-70mm
    2.8
    with 77mm thread is angenieux version?
    Or does the filter thread have to be bayonet?

    saw the site at reduser!
    I believe it would be a screw on hood for version 1 and bayonet for version 2. If it only says f2.8 then it is not an Angie iirc.
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    Yes, the Angie version has/uses the 77mm filter screw for the lens hood, but some Japan market versions of this lens, are just labeled f/2.8, so checking the lens front is best way to tell.
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    Just shot a music doc for a country music artist and 95 percent of the whole thing was shot on that one lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Note Suwanchote View Post
    Ok so didn't get that version haha.

    So a
    28-70mm
    2.8
    with 77mm thread is angenieux version?
    Or does the filter thread have to be bayonet?

    saw the site at reduser!
    Hey Note,
    There's only two versions of the Tokina AT-X 28-70mm that are built from the Angenieux 28-70mm optical design. The key indicator is whether the widest aperture of the lens is f2.6, not f2.8. If it's just f2.8 then you've gotten a wholly Tokina design that doesn't use the Angie optics. The 2.8 Toks are just OK lenses, nothing overtly charming about them. Very "meh". Not bad, not great, just... there.

    The differences between version 1 & version 2 is that ver 1 has the screw on metal lens hood and slightly different markings, while the version 2 has a plastic bayonet hood and modified coatings that are ever so slightly more contrasty (but it's super, super subtle in difference from the original version 1). Version 1 is the Holy Grail that people really desire, but based on my shooting of both ver 1 and ver 2 they both are great and have a very nice character and rendering. Just remember that you want one of these that has the f2.6 aperture. That's the primary way of knowing if you got a poor man's Angie or just a run of the mill mid-level Tokina.
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    Hey Note,
    There's only two versions of the Tokina AT-X 28-70mm that are built from the Angenieux 28-70mm optical design. The key indicator is whether the widest aperture of the lens is f2.6, not f2.8. If it's just f2.8 then you've gotten a wholly Tokina design that doesn't use the Angie optics. The 2.8 Toks are just OK lenses, nothing overtly charming about them. Very "meh". Not bad, not great, just... there.

    The differences between version 1 & version 2 is that ver 1 has the screw on metal lens hood and slightly different markings, while the version 2 has a plastic bayonet hood and modified coatings that are ever so slightly more contrasty (but it's super, super subtle in difference from the original version 1). Version 1 is the Holy Grail that people really desire, but based on my shooting of both ver 1 and ver 2 they both are great and have a very nice character and rendering. Just remember that you want one of these that has the f2.6 aperture. That's the primary way of knowing if you got a poor man's Angie or just a run of the mill mid-level Tokina.

    This is not entirely true. I have the original 2.8 version that only says 2.8 on it with screw on hood. It looks identical to the one that says 2.6-2.8. It's definitely the same design as the first generation 2.6-2.8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny Smith View Post
    Yes, the Angie version has/uses the 77mm filter screw for the lens hood, but some Japan market versions of this lens, are just labeled f/2.8, so checking the lens front is best way to tell.
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    This is correct!!
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