Tokina AT-X840 AF D - 80-400mm F4.5-5.6 reviews: Lens

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This lens is a good all rounder.

£650 at 1 retailer out of 419 retailers checked

9.1 out of 10 based on 13 reviews.
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Some customer reviews of Tokina AT-X840 AF D - 80-400mm F4.5-5.6

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Tony, Lancashire

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Slightly on the heavy side but feels solid and well made - image quality is excellent and value for money is really good - works well with my Canon EOS Digital
Bad points:
No bad points at the time of writing
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Jun 2010

Steve, Wollongong

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
speed, image quality, sturdiness, price
Bad points:
weight
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 Dec 2011

Froilan, Brisbane Amateur nature photographer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very sharp pictures, sturdy constructed and easy to carry around. Suitable for taking photos of birds and other animals without the risk of being bitten or mauled by these creatures. Affordable telephoto lens and one does not need to spend his/her whole inheritance to be able to buy one.
Bad points:
None so far but need to consider the fact that it has no image stabiliser ( you need to spend at least 300% more if you want a telephoto lens with this capability). This lens needs a lot of light and/or a sturdy tripod or shoot in high ISO.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Sep 2011

Daniel, Roseville older hiker backpacker

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
The very quiet operation of the auto focus is very nice. The lens focuses very fast and it gets a good amout of light. Image quality is very nice even in lower light. I really like the range the 100 mm is very sweet.
Bad points:
The lens is heavier than I thought it would be. the maual lens adjustment is is a little close to the zoom ring and is still somewhat easy to get them mixed up; but, I have only had the lens out twice.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 08 Apr 2011

Mike, Cheadle Hulme New to photography.

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Well made but a little heavy. It does have a collar that one can screw in a tripod or better still a monopod. I am very pleased with my purchase which will soon be tried out on wildlife in Scotland.
Bad points:
Not found any yet.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Apr 2011

dave , blackpool

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I initialy bought the lens as a travel companion ,
to save me lugging a Nikon large prime with me .
I took the lens along to the Download Music Festival UK ,
as well as a Nikon 200-400 , and the 70 -200 , and on Day two , i use it on its own , it was lighter and it was fine , the gig
was well lit , but i was using it with a d3s , so the loss of a stop , was no big deal , it looked a bit ameterish when zoomed
fully out , but i was fed up walking round like a pack horse . I also have just returned from an MTV gig in malta where i took the lens. the images it delivers are fine at both ends , just add a little sharpening , its fine for Newspaper use no problem
i used to have the Nikon 80-400 , the first one they brought out , and at the top end it was soft , there has been a new version of that lens (I think ) so that might be sorted now , Any way the bottom line is its a little 400mm its great just to keep in your bag to get you out of jail , the price is fantastic .
Bad points:
ok, when fully zoomed out it looks a bit naf , but so what !!!

Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Jun 2010

ANTHONY,

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Solid build quality
Bad points:
A little slow
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 7.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Apr 2011

 

Manufacturer's Description

n 1996 Tokina created a new class of telephoto lens when it introduced the original AT-X 840 AF. This was the smallest zoom lens available that had a bright f/5.6 aperture at 400mm. Now Tokina has recreated the lens for the digital age.

Still the smallest SLR lens available that zooms to 400mm, the AT-X 840 AF D has a smooth and quick internal focusing system that means the all-metal inner barrel that houses the heaviest glass elements does not have to rotate when the lens focuses, making it much faster than the previous models.

Optically, the AT-X840 AF D has new multi-coatings applied to the elements that are formulated to compensate of the highly reflective CCD and CMOS sensors in today’s Digital SLR cameras. The new multi-coating greatly reduces the chance of internal flare or ghost reflections.

A built-in low-profile tripod collar makes for a well-balanced camera/lens combination when using a tripod or monopod. For best results, Tokina always recommends using a tripod or monopod with telephoto lenses.

Another feature that makes the AT-X 840 AF D an excellent traveling companion is the zoom lock switch. The zoom can be locked at 80mm to so there is not chance of “zoom creep” when the camera and lens are being carried over the shoulder.

Tokina kept ease of use in mind with the new AT-X 840 AF D, the new BH-725 lens hood with the a PL Assist spring loaded thumb wheel allows a circular polarizer or special effects filter to be rotated while the lens hood is in place. No more removing the hood to change the position of the filter.


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