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Tokina AT-X 100-300mm f/4 at KEH for $133
Posted By: ChristianRock, 02-24-2014, 09:51 AM

KEH has a BGN condition Tokina AT-X 100-300 f4 for 133. I recently got a BGN lens from them that was in excellent shape to my untrained eyes... so I wouldn't be afraid of getting this - if I hadn't just gotten my Tammy 70-300 I would try and swing it...

I thought I'd give everyone a head up as this lens seems to be well regarded, and who can sneer at 300mm f4?
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03-18-2014, 06:29 AM - 1 Like   #16
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The "discriminating" buyers are full of it, and the differences in prices people are willing to pay are rather ridiculous.

Take a look at this article:
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I agree, so more lenses for us!
The only time the front element affected a shot was with focus set a couple inches off the nose if the lens at f/8, when some dust was naerly in focus. I shall have to watch for that on my new old SMC 17!
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I've been very happy with BGN lenses and a teleconverter. I did order one sigma 28mm UG for $14 and it was all fungus multiple elements completely covered. Sure they say may effect image, but IMO it was complete trash and should not have been sold by a reputable dealer as usable, it should have been for parts.

I also bought a 50-500 bigma non os, it was EX or EX+ and was poorly packed when I got it the front element had nics in coating and scratches. I returned it which was easy and when I asked KEH to cover shipping they did. They packed it standing up on front element with little packing material, and it bounced around on the front cap in transit.
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I picked up a Tokina AT-X 50-250 last year for about $45 and it takes really good photos. Much sharper than my current model Pentax zoom.

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