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

reviewer#4317 date: Nov-3-2008
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:Minolta 80-200 2.8
Minolta 70-210 F4 (Beercan)
Minolta 100-300 4.5-5.6
price paid:680 USD (used)
positive:- Excellent build
- Solid performer
- Great wide open
- Precise focus
- Built to last
negative:- Just a little heavy, but well balanced, escpecially on the a700 (even better on a monopod or tripod)
- Hard-to-find lens these days
comment:Awesome lens. Even wide open with decent available light. A little on the heavy side, but superb build makes up for it.

Versatile zoom range with F4 constant. Awesome deal compared to Sony 70-200 2.8 SSM for about half the price. Much better range than the Beercan. Solid performer with excellent value. A real gem of a lens.

rating summary

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  • 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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