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Tokina 100 2.8

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by alaios, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    Hi all,
    have you ever used any tokina 100 2.8? What are your comments about this lens?

    Regards
    A
     
  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    I've had other Tokinas and they have been really nice.
     
  3. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    Hi do you know also more affordable prime lenses in the order of 85-100mm and are slightly faster than this one?

    R.
    A
     
  4. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    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.

    Some candidates:

    * 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, ...)
     
  5. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    Hi
    thanks. I need a short tele and I will have a look on your suggestions.

    Regards
    Alex
     
  6. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    720
    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    There's also Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 which is legendary.
     
  7. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    Hi thanks only the tokina 2.8 seems to come at a reasonable price... less than 100 euros!
     
  8. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    720
    Jan 1, 2012
    NoCal, USA
    Brian
    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.
     
  9. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
  10. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    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.
     
  11. alaios

    alaios TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2013
    Düsseldorf
    Alex
    Hi actually it is a Tokina Tele Auto 100mm / 2.8 für M42.
     
  12. -et-

    -et- TalkEmount Veteran

    205
    Jan 26, 2013
    Southern California
    Tom
    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:

    https://www.talkemount.com/f12/olympus-om-100mm-f-2-8-nex-6-a-2810/

    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:

    https://www.talkemount.com/f12/show-what-your-adapted-lens-looks-like-your-nex-camera-12/index33.html

    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:

    https://www.talkemount.com/f39/olympus-om-85mm-f-2-0-nex-6-a-2728/

    - Tom -