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02-14-2009, 06:51 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Tokina SD 400mm f 5.6

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Tokina SD 400mm f 5.6

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This lens is very close to mint--but I do not have original box to claim mint status. Both caps, tripod mount & built in lens hood, with Quantaray 72mm 1A included.

The lens is light & easily hand-held. It is also well-built and has a nice knurled, rubber focus ring. This is a manual focus lens.

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Cumberland, RI

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I would consider check or money order, but would only ship after payment clears.

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


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02-14-2009, 06:58 PM   #2
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Does the aperture ring have an "A" setting, or not?

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The second picture looks like it's from the lens review data base. Is it the same lens?

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02-14-2009, 08:35 PM   #4
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It's important to know if this is the P/K or P/KA version. Its value will vary depending on which one it is.

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Does the aperture ring have an "A" setting, or not?

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Yes it has an A position.
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The second picture looks like it's from the lens review data base. Is it the same lens?

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Yes, actually the shot in the database is mine. However, Adam mistakenly put this lens and labeled it an ATX, which is autofocus. This is not an ATX lens; rather, it is an SD lens.
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It's important to know if this is the P/K or P/KA version. Its value will vary depending on which one it is.
I do not know whether it is a "PK" or "PKA." Can you tell me how to figure that out? The lens only says SD on the front

Does the "A" in PKA stand for auto-aperture? If so, then yes, this is a PKA lens. Otherwise I am not sure what PKA means. The aperture ring has a "A" position which allows the user to lock the ring there, in A. You can also manually stop the lens down if you desire.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jewelltrail Quote
I do not know whether it is a "PK" or "PKA." Can you tell me how to figure that out? The lens only says SD on the front

Does the "A" in PKA stand for auto-aperture? If so, then yes, this is a PKA lens. Otherwise I am not sure what PKA means. The aperture ring has a "A" position which allows the user to lock the ring there, in A. You can also manually stop the lens down if you desire.
Yes, the "A" on the aperture ring means that it is a PKA lens (unless it's been modified). It must also have the electrical contacts on the lens mount. That's why a straight on shot of the mount / rear element is always good to show.

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I own this lens and can vouch for its quality, both optically and physically. It displays typical Tokina build, meaning it's sturdy, but all moving parts are smooth. It's IQ is top notch showing no clear CA or PF; while not razor sharp wide open (and who is?) I have no qualms using it at f/5.6 when low light requires it. On sunny days f/8 will give you very sharp results.

If you do not get sharp images with this lens, it will be due to user error, not the lens's fault. Given its small size and light weight you might be tricked into thinking it can be hand-held just like a 50mm prime, but it is a 400mm lens and its long focal length must be taken into account. I'm not saying you cannot shoot this lens hand-held, you can, I'm saying that to do so you need to follow the usual long-glass recipes for clear shots.

At the price it's being sold here, it's a bargain. I'm just saying...
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I own this lens and can vouch for its quality, both optically and physically. It displays typical Tokina build, meaning it's sturdy, but all moving parts are smooth. It's IQ is top notch showing no clear CA or PF; while not razor sharp wide open (and who is?) I have no qualms using it at f/5.6 when low light requires it. On sunny days f/8 will give you very sharp results.

If you do not get sharp images with this lens, it will be due to user error, not the lens's fault. Given its small size and light weight you might be tricked into thinking it can be hand-held just like a 50mm prime, but it is a 400mm lens and its long focal length must be taken into account. I'm not saying you cannot shoot this lens hand-held, you can, I'm saying that to do so you need to follow the usual long-glass recipes for clear shots.

At the price it's being sold here, it's a bargain. I'm just saying...
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Yes, the "A" on the aperture ring means that it is a PKA lens (unless it's been modified). It must also have the electrical contacts on the lens mount. That's why a straight on shot of the mount / rear element is always good to show.
Calicojack: It is a PKA lens, no modifications to this lens. It shoots in all modes.

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I have a PM with offer for the lens. Thank you everyone.

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I had the AF version of this lens. Sold it early last year and got 3 times the asking price of this one. I can say the AF version represents great bang for you buck. Here is a link to it - Tokina*AT-X 400 AF 400 SD F5.6* lens for Sony Alpha - Minolta camera mount

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