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Tokina SZ10 RMC ( Hoya ) 100-300mm f5.0 Close-Focusing zoom

Sharpness 
 9.0
Aberrations 
 8.0
Bokeh 
 8.0
Handling 
 8.0
Value 
 10.0
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Tokina SZ10 RMC ( Hoya ) 100-300mm f5.0 Close-Focusing zoom

Tokina SZ10 RMC ( Hoya ) 100-300mm f5.0 Close-Focusing zoom
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Tokina SZ10 RMC ( Hoya ) 100-300mm f5.0 Close-Focusing zoom
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Tokina SZ10 RMC ( Hoya ) 100-300mm f5.0 Close-Focusing zoom
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Description:
The 2-ring Tokina 100-300mm f5 was also marketed by Hoya and by Vivitar, in swappable TX mount. The Tokina is fixed mount and can be found in the mounts of the era including PK and M42.


Filter diameter: 62mm;
weight: 804g (28.4oz);
Length: 164mm /6.5" at infinity;
max diameter: 68mm;
Iris:
Focus throw:
Mini Focus distance from film plane: 2m at tele; 43cm at close-focus: Max. Magnification: 1:3.5 ;
FOV: 8-24 degree full frame;
Max. Aperture: f5; Mini. Aperture: f22;
Multicoating
Mount Type: Pentax K
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New Member

Registered: February, 2019
Posts: 1
Lens Review Date: August 13, 2019 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $25.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Versatile, Not too heavy, usefull and rather fast at 300mm, sharp at all aperture
Cons: Long telezoom, A little bit soft at F5 300mm
Sharpness: 9    Aberrations: 8    Bokeh: 8    Handling: 8    Value: 10    Camera Used: Sony a6000   

Very sharp lens for a 100-300mm! It is rather fast at 300mm.
Not as heavy as I expected.
I like very much this zoom, I can take sharp pictures with very smooth bokeh and close focus distance is usefull I think.

I recommand this lens, and you can find excellent model for nothing on internet!
   
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Registered: September, 2011
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 307

2 users found this helpful
Lens Review Date: April 9, 2012 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $30.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Versatile (from 100-300 to 20cm Close Focus); Built-in Lens hood;
Cons: heavy; no tripod mount; flair and CA @300; Filter rotation on focus

I bought two Tokina 100-300 lenses (f5.6 & f5) and have decided to keep this one because of its versatility.

Besides being 100-300mm f5 telephoto zoom lens, I didn't realise it until I got it home that can 'Close Focus' down to 20cm from front of the lens. @ $30, I reckon I got a bargain. Although it need to be stripped and fungus spots removed from most of the elements (I'm glad the science lab and school is well equipped)

These are a couple of shoots in 'Close Focus' mode

#1 Close focus @f5


#2 Close Focus @f22 (the white line are cobwebs)


I found it nice and sharp and good IQ, however it is difficult to focus handheld because of it weight (almost 900g) and a very narrow focusing range in the mode.

As I have just said it is very heavy @ almost 900g's and with no tripod mount it puts a lot of strain on the camera (and/or battery grip's) tripod mount. And @200mm long it could do with one, but with 3 rotation rings and the whole front end rotation this will prove to be difficult (I will find a way).

The focus system is external which rotate the whole front end, therefore if you were setting up it a gradual filter of a Circular Polarised, you have to readjust the filer position after focusing.

The zoom system is also rotational and both ring are smooth with a little bit of resistance (meaning they tended to stay where you set them). This was another advantage over the other Tokina 100-300 f5.6 which had a push-pull zoom/focus ring, which tended to complicate things and was very susceptible to creep/fall when point up or down.

@100mm the image is quite sharp, maybe a little front focus (this maybe due to my cleaning and my need adjusting)


@300 there is a bit of Chromatic Aberration and (this maybe due to my cleaning) when shooting towards the sun there is a lot of flare or internal reflection (mind you my test are done without a UV filter) although still quite sharp.


I found out the rough age of this lens, the seller informed me he bought it brand new 30 years age and hadn't used it since then (had camera equipment stolen in 1985)

I'll add once I do more testing.
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