Tokina 100-300mm F4 AT-X 340 AF-II A-mount lens review by Murman
|Murman#44100 date: Jul-11-2018|
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|ownership:||I own this lens|
|compared to:||Min. 100-400mm APO|
|price paid:||$230 USD|
|positive:||Tokina got it right on this lens. If I gave zoom lenses a 5 rating this would get it. (I reserve 5 for exceptional primes.)|
It is sharp through the entire range, even to 300mm.
It's small and light enough to hand hold but heavy enough to be stable when held.
I have a Sigma 1.4x APO EX DG tele converter that fits perfectly giving me 140-420mm with little to no image degradation.
|negative:||None really. This lens preforms wonderfully for what it is intended. Great for birding!|
|comment:||The Tokina exceeds the Minolta APO 100-400mm in almost every category, especially resolution & contrast. The Min. is easier to handle being significantly lighter. At this point the Minolta is redundant.|
The Tokina is one of those lenses that I will never sell.