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05-17-2011, 12:27 PM   #1
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Tokina 400mm f6.3 lens (M42 mount)

I just bought this Tokina 400mm f6.3 lens (M42 mount) from shopgoodwill. I hope it was a good deal, lol--paid $53 for it including shipping; it looks really clean and has a case: shopgoodwill.com - #7875476 - Tokina Brand 400mm TELE-AUTO Camera Lens 1:6.3 - 5/17/2011 11:31:50 AM

The Tokina 400mm f5.6 M42 got good rating here and I saw some lovely pictures taken with it. I hope this 400mm f6.3 is as sharp at f8 as the 400mm f5.6.


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05-17-2011, 01:08 PM   #2
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I trust you confirmed it was a Pentax fit lens. It seems to say nothing about what camera it fits, or did I miss something?

Oh , I just noticed you say m42 mount, so you obviously have it sorted. Sorry
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I trust you confirmed it was a Pentax fit lens. It seems to say nothing about what camera it fits, or did I miss something?
Looking at the last picture, it looks like m42 screw mount to me.. but i could be wrong. I never owned a m42 yet.
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QuoteOriginally posted by geekette Quote
Looking at the last picture, it looks like m42 screw mount to me.. but i could be wrong. I never owned a m42 yet.
I've picked up 2 lenses from the Santa Rosa Goodwill. However, I went there and was able to take a look at them 1st on one of them. I saved S/H by picking them up. And, it's a m42 which is no real problem if you have the Pentax M42 adapter. (@$30)

If you change your mind, let me know & I'll pick it up and buy it off you.

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glee46, yeah I have an authentic Asahi Pentax (made in Japan) M42 to K Mount adapter--I got it in a bundle. Thanks for verifying it is M42.

I am going to go ahead and purchase it and I'll let you know if I want to sell it after I get it. I think I am going to pay the $20 to sell stuff here on the marketplace; I have a few things I don't need.

The only thing that bothers me about it, is in one of the pictures it shows a missing screw or something?--the second picture down of the four.
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QuoteOriginally posted by geekette Quote
it shows a missing screw or something
Thats the hole that the screw from your tripod fits into, not to worry. The picture just shows the base of the tripod mount. Not to worry.
BTW, you may need a tripod for it.
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Did a little research and found that Tokina made this very same less for Mamiya. Here is a link to the writeup: Mamiya (Tokina?) 400/6.3 preset::Manual Focus Lenses -- including some VERY nice photos taken with it. I'm happy I bought this lens (at least i think it's the same lens)

UPDATE: Eek the Mamiya 400 6.3 didn't get a good review here lol. But those pictures that guy--in the writeup link above--took with it look amazing!
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QuoteOriginally posted by geekette Quote
glee46, yeah I have an authentic Asahi Pentax (made in Japan) M42 to K Mount adapter--I got it in a bundle. Thanks for verifying it is M42.

The only thing that bothers me about it, is in one of the pictures it shows a missing screw or something?--the second picture down of the four.
I have a Vivitar 400mm 6.3 The thing is huge and without 'mounting the lens' on a tripod I wouldn't be able to take a shot for nothing. They're great for long distant for sure, but need a lot of light in order to focus.

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I have a Soligor 400mm f/6.3 (same as the Vivitar T4 mount 400mm f/6.3) that does pretty well in good light for things that aren't moving quickly. It's light enough that shooting handheld is possible with a reasonably high shutter speed. The main disadvantages are a dim focus screen, slow handling and manual aperture control.

Soligor 400mm Lens - a set on Flickr

Eventually I intend to set it up with 2 tripods (one on the lens mount, one under the body) to see how well it does with a really stable shooting platform.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Steinback Quote
I have a Soligor 400mm f/6.3 (same as the Vivitar T4 mount 400mm f/6.3) that does pretty well in good light for things that aren't moving quickly. It's light enough that shooting handheld is possible with a reasonably high shutter speed. The main disadvantages are a dim focus screen, slow handling and manual aperture control.

Soligor 400mm Lens - a set on Flickr

Eventually I intend to set it up with 2 tripods (one on the lens mount, one under the body) to see how well it does with a really stable shooting platform.
Mine is the T4 mount as well. Those are some great shots you have taken with yours. What I think I was most surprised with it was the nice bokeh I got when taking some portraits. Almost better then my 50mm 1.4 with the shot I took.
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The smooth out of focus areas are a byproduct of the long focal length. Even at f/8 there is relatively narrow depth of field so if you focus on somebody at a comfortable portrait distance the background gets thrown out of focus quite quickly. With a faster 300mm or 400mm lens opened up to f/4 or f/2.8 the effect would be even more noticeable, which is why you sometimes see portrait photographers using long and fast lenses.
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Got this lens today. Wow, it is in MINT condition. Not a single flaw to the body or glass. No dust anywhere. The lens is 72mm and coated (the coating makes it look purplish blue). Comes with a sliding hood. Can't wait to try this baby out!
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Took my first bird picture--with this Tokina 400mm, cropped--lol:

A Bird Outside My House | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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Took my first bird picture
That actually is a good picture, is it sharpened or straight out of the camera? Sounds like you got a great deal on this one!
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That actually is a good picture, is it sharpened or straight out of the camera? Sounds like you got a great deal on this one!
I photoedited it. Did quite a bit of tweaks actually lol. It was also shot in the shade.

Here it is unedited (just cropped) :

http://www.flickr.com/photos/60949574@N05/5767651046/in/photostream

Looks not so good unedited lol.

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