Tokina 100-300mm F4 AT-X 340 AF-II A-mount lens review by txbonds

reviewer#102 date: Aug-16-2005
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I have experience with this lens
compared to:Minolta 70-210 f4, Nikkor 70-200vr f2.8, Tokina 300mm f2.8, Tamron 300mm f2.8, Minolta 300mm f4
price paid:
positive:Wonderful build quality, excellent optics, great lens.
negative:No longer manufactured.
comment:I use this lens on a Minolta 7d. For the money, there appears to be no equal. Why doesn't Tokina bring this beautiful gem back to production?

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 25
  • sharpness: 4.82
  • color: 4.80
  • build: 5.00
  • distortion: 4.96
  • flare control: 4.64
  • overall: 4.84 - Home of the alpha system photographer
In memory of Cameron Hill - brettania