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For Sale: My Best Tokina AT-X 60-120 / 2.8 Full Frame Lens in Box with Dedicated SH-553 Hood
Listed: 10-13-2017, 08:23 AM Total Price: 189 Currency: USD Item Location: United States City or State: Massachusetts Shipping Destinations: Worldwide 

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My best Tokina AT-X 60-120 / 2.8 full frame lens in box with dedicated SH-553 hood

Asking Price
189.00 USD

Item Location
Massachusetts (United States)

Item Description



Looking for a good home is this Tokina AT-X 60-120/2.8 K-mount lens with dedicated SH-553 hood.

The Tokina AT-X 60-120/2.8 is a highly sought-after portrait zoom lens that is quite uncommon in Pentax trim, and the "official" clip-on reversible SH-553 hood (that I eventually obtained separately) actually seems to be even less common. I am now selling my best copy of this lens (I have previously had as many as three of these, one even with a scratch on the front element - but I have been able to obtain just one SH-553 hood).

The lens is in a beautiful cosmetic condition, the optics are clear with a minimum of dust, the focus and zoom actions are smooth, there is no looseness in the barrel or the focus/zoom ring, the aperture blades are clean, the aperture action is "snappy", and the aperture ring works crisply -- in short, the lens is in excellent condition, cosmetically, mechanically, and optically.

Included in the selling price of $229.00 is the dedicated SH-553 hood (in very good condition), the original OEM box (admittedly just a bit worn) (with the original price sticker, from decades ago, for $189.50 on it), its styrofoam liner, the proper Tokina lens pouch (in excellent condition), the original front and rear lens caps (in excellent condition), and an owners manual (that I picked up separately at one time) (in excellent condition). [Note that the black ME F body is NOT included.]

[Note that the hood ~does~ fit properly on the lens in ~both~ forward and reversed positions (as illustrated below), ~but~ it just ~barely~ fits along with the lens inside the original Tokina lens pouch, and it does ~not~ fit when mounted on the lens inside the styrofoam box liner -- it would seem as if the hood was always sold separately from the lens, since the OEM packaging and the OEM pouch for the hood do not accommodate the dedicated hood.]

Some photos of the lens and its accessories follow:












































Thanks for your interest in this lens and its accessories.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
No

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
Used
Excellent

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
15.00 (to US, additional to Canada, considerably more to other countries)

Shipping Services
Via USPS Insured Priority Mail to PayPal verified mailing address only

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Return lens and hood, and all other accessories, within 7 days, if not as described, for refund of purchase price.

Shipment will be made by USPS Insured Mail only -- shipment will be made only if such service is available to the potential buyer's destination.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item !!!

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10-16-2017, 09:09 AM   #2
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In a bit of an apples and oranges comparison, there is a favorable review of the Tokina AT-X 60-120/2.8, matching it up against two respected Rokkor primes, at The Rokkor Files - 60-120mm f/2.8 Tokina AT-X Review .
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Here are some photos captured with this lens, which will, among other things, show that it is not just a "portrait lens"

The following sets of images were all taken (handheld) with a Tokina AT-X 60-120/2.8 on a K-3, and were minimally processed -- i.e., the 100% 1:1 crops were only slightly compressed after cropping, while the large "thumbnails" were only downsized and then slightly compressed -- there were no edit adjustments or corrections, no sharpening, etc.:


Sunflower - 60mm - f/ 2.8 - downsized from original image -


[The wreath images below, at 60mm and 120mm focal lengths, were taken from two different distances, to keep image sizes approximately the same.]

Wreath - 60mm - f/ 2.8 - downsized from original image -


Wreath - 120mm - f/ 2.8 - downsized from original image -


Wreath - 60mm - f/ 2.8 - 100% 1:1 crop from original image -


Wreath - 120mm - f/ 2.8 - 100% 1:1 crop from original image -


Wreath - 60mm - f/ 2.8 - 100% 1:1 crop from original image -


Wreath - 120mm - f/ 2.8 - 100% 1:1 crop from original image -


[The above images were all taken wide open at f/2.8, while all of the following were taken at f/8 (first at 60mm and then at 120mm).]

A Boatload of Boats - 60mm - f/8 - downsized from original image -


Several Boats - 60mm - f/8 - 100% 1:1 crop from original image -


Seawall and House - 60mm - f/8 - downsized from original image -


House - 60mm - f/8 - 100% 1:1 crop from original image -


Boats, Bridge, and Houses - 120mm - f/8 - downsized from original image -


Boats - 120mm - f/8 - 100% 1:1 crop from original image -


Bridge and Houses - 120mm - f/8 - 100% 1:1 crop from original image -


Clock and Flag - 120mm - f/8 - downsized from original image -


Clock - 120mm - f/8 - 100% 1:1 crop from original image -


Flag - 120mm - f/8 - 100% 1:1 crop from original image -


Egret and Gull - 120mm - f/8 - downsized from original image -


Egret - 120mm - f/8 - 100% 1:1 crop from original image -


Gull - 120mm - f/8 - 100% 1:1 crop from original image -


Certainly, a 60-120mm lens is not much of a birding lens, but I do think that the 1:1 / 100% 1:1 crops of the birds do show that the lens is capable of pretty good resolution.

[And, obviously, all of these images would ordinarily benefit from some additional post-processing...]

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Here's the flyer used by Tokina to publicize the AT-X 60-120/2.8 --





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Not too shabby, eh?

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A bump ..

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A reduced price bump . . .
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Looks to be a great lens.

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