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

reviewer#6329 date: Nov-5-2009
sharpness: 4.5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 4.9
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 used to own this lens
compared to:Sony 75-300
Sony 70-300 G SSM
Sigma 70-200 EX F2.8
price paid:350 EUR (Used)
positive:Build like a tank
Constant F4

Non-removable Tripod mount
comment:I was looking for a replacement for my sony 75-300 (which i bought as kit with the A200), and i found this lens on the internet in very good condition. It a very well build lens, it's all metal. But the build comes with price of a heavy weight.

This lens is really sharp, the sharpness is equal to the sony 70-300G and the sigma 70-200 F2.8. I Gave it 4.5 for sharpness because at 300 wide open it can be a little soft.

One of the down sides of this lens is the Tripod mount, because it's non-removable. When you shoot for the hand, the tripod mount makes the lens difficult to handle.

I sold this lens because of the weight (and i found a cheap sigma 70-200)

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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