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Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by alaios, Aug 26, 2013.
have you ever used any tokina 100 2.8? What are your comments about this lens?
I've had other Tokinas and they have been really nice.
Hi do you know also more affordable prime lenses in the order of 85-100mm and are slightly faster than this one?
I have the Tokina 100mm/2.8 macro, but I use it on my Nikon DSLR only because of AF support and better balance.
You need to decide whether you want a macro lens in that focal length range, or just a short tele. On NEX, the AF part is useless.
* Samyang/Rokinon 85mm f/1.4
* Adapt 85mm f/1.8 (Canon FD, Takumar)
* Tamron adaptall-2 90mm f/2.5 macro
* Tokina 90mm f/2.5 macro aka "Bokina" (expensive)
* Adapt 100mm f/2.5 or f/2.8 (Minolta, Nikon, Olympus OM, ...)
thanks. I need a short tele and I will have a look on your suggestions.
There's also Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 which is legendary.
Hi thanks only the tokina 2.8 seems to come at a reasonable price... less than 100 euros!
If it's really the Tokina AT-X 100mm f/2.8 Macro you're talking about, it usually sells for more than $350. At < 100 euros, it seems too good to be true for a quality 1:1 macro lens.
OTOH, because it's a special purpose macro lens, it may not be a best general purpose short tele - the focus throw maybe a little too long, the IQ probably is optimized at near distance, it can be too sharp for portrait sometimes.
Even slightly faster one is going to cost a lot.
Here are several 100mm lenses available:
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The Minolta 100/2.5 (MD Tele Rokkor or MD) can generally be had for less than € 100 and is a cracker of a lens, you can't go wrong with that one. The latest MD model is the lightest one and has an integrated lens hood. I'd avoid the MC Tele Rokkor versions, their contrast is a bit low.
Hi actually it is a Tokina Tele Auto 100mm / 2.8 für M42.
Another option worth looking at (IMO) is the Olympus 100mm f:2.8. It's a very nice manual focus lens, and I believe that it is the smallest 100mm lens available at a reasonable price. I posted a couple of shots taken with it here on Talknex at:
If you want to get a feel for the relatively small size of this lens, there are a couple of images of it on my NEX-6 posted here on Talknex at:
The 85mm f:2.0 Olympus is also excellent and quite small - and a full f-stop faster than the 100mm Olympus - but it is normally about half again more expensive than the 100mm Olympus. Some images taken with that lens were posted here at:
- Tom -