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03-18-2019, 04:14 PM   #1
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Tokina AT-X 100mm F2.8 AF Macro

I need help choosing the right one. Optically speaking, what's the differences between the Nikon, Canon, and Minolta versions? I tried looking up the Minolta version, and can't find anything on it.

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why would there be any difference between the three versions of the same lens?
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why would there be any difference between the three versions of the same lens?
For example, the Takumar Macro F/4 has 1:1. While the Super Takumar Macro has 0.5x magnification.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Prince Harbinger Quote
For example, the Takumar Macro F/4 has 1:1. While the Super Takumar Macro has 0.5x magnification.
those are two different lenses, with different optical formulas...

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Not sure if by your question you're assuming that all lenses will fit all cameras??? They have different lens mounts. The Canon version will only work on Canon, Nikon on Nikon, etc... So you need the lens with the lens mount that matches your camera, unless you're intending to pull the lens apart or use some sort of adapter. But then it would be easier and cheaper just to get the lens with the right mount first time.
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Not sure if by your question you're assuming that all lenses will fit all cameras??? They have different lens mounts. The Canon version will only work on Canon, Nikon on Nikon, etc... So you need the lens with the lens mount that matches your camera, unless you're intending to pull the lens apart or use some sort of adapter. But then it would be easier and cheaper just to get the lens with the right mount first time.
No, I'm just wondering if the Minolta version has any differences. On all the reviews that I have seen they never mention the Minolta version. As if it doesn't exist. There is no information on it. I would like to get the Minolta version because I already have an adapter, but if it is inferior in optical quality than I will have to choose a different version.
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There's very rarely any difference in the same lens of different mounts. If there is it's just consistency of quality.
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There's very rarely any difference in the same lens of different mounts. If there is it's just consistency of quality.
Did some digging and this is what I found. There is a difference. One has 1:1 macro and the Minolta has 1:2. The bodies also look different.🤔


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QuoteOriginally posted by Prince Harbinger Quote
One has 1:1 macro and the Minolta has 1:2. The bodies also look different.
You are looking at lenses not only with different mounts. but also different ages and designs.

The Minolta mount has been long discontinued, while the Nikon/Canon version is still current and available new from Tokina. It's a great lens - very sharp (as confirmed by lenstip and opticallimits).

And yes, 1:2 vs 1:1 for a macro lens is a big difference. The old Minolta mount version is not worth looking at, I think, just on the basis of that.
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