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

reviewer#8419 date: Dec-19-2010
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 4
overall: 4.8
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 HS G, Sony 70-300G, beercon
price paid:518 USD (used, LN-)
positive:Constant f4, build quality, colors, weight
negative:Fixed tripod collar, screw on hood, weight
comment:It's as sharp as the 80-200 HS G or the 70-300G; sharper than the beercan. The colors are very comparable to 80-200 HS G and better than the 70-300G, in my eyes. Focus speed is not quite as fast as either of the above but faster than the beercan. The weight is a two-edged sword for me. It's a big help in panning at the races, but you need a monopod or a blackstrap to carry it any length of time. I have the red ring'd early version with a hard case. I highly recommend this lens, if you can find one.

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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