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Registered: April 2012
Posts: 1
Tokina 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 AT-X 840 AF-II review by prtk13
Review Date: 4/25/2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 8 

Pros: Zoom, Handling


Anyone can please tell me where I can get the best deal for
Tokina 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 AT-X 840 AF-II Canon mount in USA.

It is costing 699$ on Amazon and ebay.

Registered: January 2009
Posts: 8
Tokina 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 AT-X 840 AF-II review by johnmh
Review Date: 1/7/2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $350.00| Rating: 8 

Pros: good value, built like a tank. small size
Cons: no VR/OS

I picked up a copy of this lens used for a trip to Four Corners - wanted a small long lens for hiking. I used it with a monopod - it doesn't have VR or OS. You'll want a fast shutter speed and may have to up ISO settings to get them.

This is a good lens for the money, solid build quality and good images. This is the smallest 80-400 out there. I replaced (this with a Sigma 150-500 - NOT the Nikon 80-400) mainly because I wanted OS/VR.

This is an under-rated lens that outperforms most of its price-point competitors. It's a real bargain used, rarely going for more than $400.

IQ may not be equal to HIGHER priced lenses (it's equal to or betters its direct competitors or lesser lenses) but you're getting 400mm in an affordable compact package.

Registered: January 2006
Posts: 1
Tokina 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 AT-X 840 AF-II review by Iplex
Review Date: 1/13/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $300.00| Rating: 8 

Pros: Size, Quality of consruction, image quality

Having seen one of these lenses fail to attract a single bid on ebay, I'm amazed.

This is an excellent lens - leaps and bounds ahead of the equivalent Sigma in build quality, and certainly on a par with it performance wise.

This lens is built like all lenses should be! - solid alloy body, silky smooth zoom, and a focusing rind that appears to run in a bearing race.

What's more, it's compact size makes it ideal for leaving on the camera for those 'wlak around' shots

Opinions have been divided on image quality. I can only comment on my own lens, and that produces sharp contrasty images, particularly when stopped down to f/7

Focus tracking is good - this lens was well able to keep up with a rapidly moving model race car, which turned and accelerated erratically.

Bottom line? - you certainly canl get better image quality - but you'll pay five time (and more) the price of this lens to get it.

You won't, however, get better build quality, even if you do pony up a small fortune for another lens - like all the Tokina ATX series lenses, build quality is exemplary. Just one twist of the cheap 'n' nasty 'plastic-on-plastic' zoom ring of the comparable Sigma 135-400 lens will be enough to tell you that the Tokina is *the* one to go for.

As for the ebay bidders who passed the Tokina 840 by? - they missed a bargain, if you see one for sale, grab it.


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