Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
08-13-2010, 10:04 AM   #1
Senior Member
ManhattanProject's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Midwest
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 207
Tokina 80-200mm

Can anyone tell me exactly which Tokina lens this is, how it performs, and what it might be worth? I have an opportunity to snag this, but I want to know whether it's a worthwhile lens. I'm thinking it might be the f/4 version, but I can't find much info on it. Any help appreciated!





08-13-2010, 11:32 AM   #2
Senior Member




Join Date: May 2009
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 245
I saw 2 reviews of this lens in the PF review section:

PentaxForums.com Third-Party Lens Review Database - Tokina 80-200mm f/4 Lens Reviews

Other posts:
http://photo.net/filters-bags-tripods-accessories-forum/005nUo

Sample photos:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/liveitlikeyouloveit/sets/72157604826156120/with/2457350044/

Regards,

Peter

Last edited by Doanh; 08-13-2010 at 11:39 AM. Reason: Additional info
08-13-2010, 11:57 AM   #3
Senior Member
ManhattanProject's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Midwest
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 207
Original Poster
Thanks, Peter. Any other comments still welcome.
08-13-2010, 06:24 PM   #4
Veteran Member
FotoPete's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Toronto
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,710
I'd get the Tokina 70-210/3.5 (same under Vivitar Series 1 70-210/3.5). One touch zoom that focuses continuously all the way down to 1.4m irc. It's a joy to use and sharp.

What little experiences I've had with the macro switches tell me they are a bit of a pain because the lens' minimum focusing distance as seen in that photo above stops at 1.9m which you are going to run into more often than not.

Switching to macro mode to be able to go closer takes you out of the moment and slows you down a bit and then you have to remember to switch out of the macro mode after your close ups.

This lens is probably decent but you should be aware of this limitation.

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
k-mount, lens, pentax lens, slr lens, tokina
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Value of Tokina 80-200mm/2.8 AT-X SD, MF? Noisychip Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 05-08-2010 05:23 PM
For Sale - Sold: FS: Tokina 28-200mm Zoom Lens and Tokina "A" Teleconverter Youngster Sold Items 3 03-15-2008 10:34 PM
For Sale - Sold: FS: Tokina 17mm, Tokina 100-300mm, Sigma 28-200mm time-snaps Sold Items 2 07-24-2007 03:47 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:13 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top