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10-20-2009, 09:20 AM   #1
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Tokina AF Lenses? Tokina AF 70-210mm f:4-5.6 impressions

Hi All,

Long time lurker...

Anyways, I have the chance to get a couple of Tokina Lenses for minimal $ (He says he does not want much for them - we haven't gotten specific yet) . They are the following -

Tokina AF 28-70mm 1:2.8-4.5 - Similar to this one??? TokinaAF 28-70 F2.8-4.5 Reviews at Dyxum.com
Tokina AF 70-210mm 1:4-5.6 - ??? TokinaSD AF 70-210 F4-5.6 Reviews at Dyxum.com

Anyone have any experience with these lenses? Not much info on Google either. Also how much would be fair if I wanted to offer a price.

Thanks.

BTW, my current setup just has the 18-55mm kit lens and a 50mm f2 prime with a K100D Super. I was looking for a little more reach without being hounded by my wife. This will just be for random photos while about with the family and friends.


Last edited by rampampam; 10-25-2009 at 08:27 PM.
10-25-2009, 07:42 PM   #2
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Looks like these are not well known.

Anyway, I bought the Tokina 70-210mm 1:4-5.6 for $20. Just took a few shots around the house to check it out.

Here are my first impressions -
AF is fast, but noisy.
It is a pretty heavy lens (maybe all metal construction - doesnt feel plasticky at all).
Very compact.
Front element rotates with focus - so might be hard to use some filters (uses 52mm filters).
Colors/contrast seems a little muted - might have to take more shots to know for sure. Can only compare to my kit lens - so I might not be the best judge. Also I am a very amateur shooter.

Images of the lens -


Some images taken with the lens -
210mm (315mm on dslr), f/5.6, 1/180

158mm, f/4.5, 1/90

150mm, f/4.5, 1/250

Last edited by rampampam; 10-25-2009 at 08:24 PM.
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