Product Comparison: Tokina AT-X 24-70 mm f2.8 PRO FX vs Tamron 24-70mm F/2.8 G2 Di VC USD

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General Specifications
AT-X 24-70 mm f2.8 PRO FX
24-70mm F/2.8 G2 Di VC USD
About the Product
The Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX lens gives photographers with full frame Nikon camera body a 24mm wide-angle to 70mm moderate telephoto lens with a fast f/2.8 aperture at an affordable price.
The new Model A032 high-speed zoom is designed to maximize the potential of the latest high-pixel-density cameras while delivering best-in-class image quality with the use of new specialized, high quality glass materials that offer greater optical transmittance. Our proprietary eBAND Coating resists ghosting and flare, making this lens ideal for backlit photography.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Nikon F-Bayonet
Nikon F-Bayonet
Maximum Aperture
2.8 /f
2.8 /f
Minimum Focal Length
24 millimeters
24 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
70 millimeters
70 millimeters
Lens Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Tokina AT-X 24-70 mm f2.8 PRO FX Lens for Nikon Camera
  • An excellent lense that has added extra sharpness to my photographs It is heavy compared to other lenses I have but makes up for this in the sharpness and detail I now get.
  • The images are from this lens are very good. They are shparp with high contrast.
  • The images have a very clean quality with crisp detail. Most images were taken at or about f4 4.5. Out of focus area are not terriblely creamy or smooth. Just Unique.
  • First of all, there is no denying that this is the sharpest 24-70 available for nikon cameras. If sharpness is your thing, and you love your D810 as much as I love mine, then order this now.
  • Distortion at 24mm is definitely noticable, although it's the same as all the other 24-70s.
Size & Weight
3.54 in.
3.5 in.
3.54 in.
3.5 in.
4.25 in.
4.3 in.
35.63 oz.
31.7 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Tokina AT-X 24-70 mm f2.8 PRO FX Lens for Nikon Camera
  • This is my second Tokina lens, and I love it. Other than weight, its performance and photo quality is comparable to the Canon 24-70 2.8.
  • People complaining about the slow focus are just nitpicking. Love the weight. Very well-made for the price.
  • Excellent size in order to put this lens with you in a bag and take it as a second lens.
  • The lens is heavy with huge diameter. Which causes certain difficulties in use.
  • A monster of a lens. The heaviest I have ever used. Hands get tired incredibly.
Minimum Focus Distance
14.96 in.
15 in.
Field Of View
84°04' - 34°21'
Zoom Type
Manual Focus, Auto Focus
Auto Focus
Optical Stabilization
What customers say about "Imaging"
Tokina AT-X 24-70 mm f2.8 PRO FX Lens for Nikon Camera
  • It feels good to use. The zoom motion is very stiff without a bit of creep.
  • The focus is not as faat as other ATX lenses although very precise.
  • The autofocus is just barely approaching officially being slow. The af accuracy is great, but the speed is just ok.
  • Zoom ring a little stiff. Manual focus clutch works like a charm.
  • Since there is no image stabilization it is necessary to work with a tripod or a high ISO in low light.
Brand Compatibility
Sensor Type Compatibility
Lens Groups and Elements
15 Elements in 11 Groups
17 elements in 12 groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Filter Diameter
82 millimeters
82 millimeters
Multi-Coating, Automatic Aperture, Aspherical Lens, Super-low Dispersion glass, SDM motor, Tokina One Touch Focus Clutch
Fluorine Coating, New locking mechanism build into the lens hood, Electromagnetic diaphragm system compatible with Nikon cameras, Moisture-resistant construction, TAMRON TAP-in Console™, VC (Vibration Compensation), eBAND Coating dramatically curbs ghosting and flare
What customers say about "Features"
Tokina AT-X 24-70 mm f2.8 PRO FX Lens for Nikon Camera
  • Works great with Nikon D700 and provide excellent color rendition and very sharp image.
  • It's very sharp, focuses quickly in all the situations I've used it for. It's heavy, but well made.
  • This is a good lens and I'm impressed with its focusing speed on my Nikon D750. It's a sharp lens and I think the image quality is above average for its price.
  • The image quality is top notch, but my copy had issues with its filter threads so I had to return it.
  • The auto focus is a little laggy on my crop sensor, but thats the case with all my lenses, Nikon or otherwise.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
6 year(s)
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