Tag Archives: Tokina

Buying Bargain Lenses! Which? Where? When?

Buying Bargain Lenses! Which? Where? When?

Foreword: This post is aimed at people who are just getting into vintage lenses, but maybe even a seasoned vintage lens user will find some useful info here. When it comes to buying lenses, things can get pretty confusing, especially at the start. There are so many brands, models, types, focal lengths, etc and there… Continue Reading

Battle of Cheap 17mm Primes | Tamron Adaptall-2 vs Tokina RMC

Battle of Cheap 17mm Primes | Tamron Adaptall-2 vs Tokina RMC

I’m often asked about cheap vintage wide angle primes and the two that I always recommend are the Tamron Adaptall-2 17mm F3.5 and Tokina RMC 17mm F3.5. While they do not sound very exciting when compared to lenses like Tokina 11-16mm F2.8, it’s important to remember is that these vintage prime lenses offer “full frame”… Continue Reading

Tokina RMC 17mm F/3.5 Review + Test Footage

Tokina RMC 17mm F/3.5 REVIEW

As far as vintage wide angle primes go, once you go below 20mm, there aren’t many to choose from at all! Tokina RMC 17mm F3.5 is one of the most affordable ultra wide vintage lenses out there, so if you are on a budget, this is the one you should be taking a closer look… Continue Reading

TOKINA AT-X 400mm f/5.6 Telephoto Lens | Test Footage

TOKINA AT-X 400mm f/5.6 Telephoto Lens | Test Footage

I’ve been using my Tokina 400mm f/5.6 ever since I bought it as an alternative to my Canon 100-400mm as that lens was getting a bit to expensive for the amount of time I was using it. Here is my test video, which shows how Tokina performs against the 10 times more expensive Canon. In… Continue Reading

Battle of Tokina 80-200 Zooms | F2.8 vs F4

Battle of Tokina 80-200 Zooms | F2.8 vs F4

I wanted to do this shootout long time ago: 2 Tokina lenses, same focal lengths, but completely different in every other way, including the price. The Tokina AT-X 80-200mm f/2.8 is already mega cheap for what it gives you, but the Tokina 80-200mm RMC f/4 is basically one of the cheapest lenses one could get.… Continue Reading

Tokina AT-X 80-200mm f/2.8 vs Pentax SMC 200mm f/2.5

Tokina AT-X 80-200mm f/2.8 vs Pentax SMC 200mm f/2.5

After doing 2 separate tests on 2 of my better long lenses, Tokina AT-X 80-200mm f/2.8 and Pentax SMC 200mm f/2.5 I decided to put them against each other at 200mm to figure out which one is better. As I expected Tokina is much softer wide open. Pentax is sharp even wide open., which is… Continue Reading

TOKINA AT-X 80-200mm f/2.8 LENS TEST

TOKINA AT-X 80-200mm f/2.8 LENS TEST

Tokina AT-X 80-200mm is one of the most exciting vintage lenses I have in my current collection. I was really keen to try it since I bought it a few months ago. My lens has a Minolta MD mount, which requires an adapter with additional lens for it to work properly with Canon EOS DSLRs,… Continue Reading

400mm Comparison | Part 1 | Canon 100-400mm L Alternatives

400mm Comparison | Part 1 | Canon 100-400mm L Alternatives

Ever since I transitioned from photography to video, especially with my 5D MKII, I stopped using some of my lenses, including my Canon 100-400L. In fact, I’ve only used it once or twice for video needs and had for the occasions when I felt like doing some photography.  It is a great photography lens, but… Continue Reading