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

reviewer#654 date: Apr-2-2006
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 have experience with this lens
compared to:KM 11-18, KM 28-75, Tamron 24-135, Tokina 300 F4
price paid:
positive:built like a tank, constant F4, beautiful color rendition
negative:Non-removable lens holder, no built in lens hood, 77MM filter, spun opposite when zooming compared to other lenses lenses
comment:I LOVED this lens. It has to be one of the best zoom ranges for DSLRs. I owned it for 7 months and sold it beacuse I began shooting at weddings and didn't need the range nor weight. Also, when shooting wildlife it wasn't enough range to really get up close to animals.
F4 was great but it still seemed soft.

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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