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

reviewer#1816 date: Feb-10-2007
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 own this lens
compared to:
price paid:
positive:- Sharp
- Fantastic build quality
- Great colour and contrast
- Convenient range
- Made of metal and is heavy
negative:- Focus not particularly quick
- Lens cap can't be used with lens hood on
comment:I just love this lens on my D7, I find that I use it as much as all my other lenses together (Min 28/2RS, Min 85/1.4, Min 100/2.8RS Macro and more...). In my opinion no Minolta lens that I have held comes close to the feeling of this all metal gem. I do use all of the zoom range, not just the 300mm end. I usually step down to F4.5 but the quality is good at F4.0 as well. If you don't have a lens in this range and you happen to find a Tokina AF 100-300/4 in good shape, do youself a favour and buy it!

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
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