Tokina 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
I think we can all agree that it’s less about the camera and more about the lens. I’ve been obsessing over this lens for a while now, and it’s at the top of my wish list. I have read reviews, watched review videos, and heard nothing but amazing things about the Tokina 100 mm f/2.8. This will undoubtedly be the next lens I purchase.
The Angry Photographer rants and raves about this lens in his obscene language but at the end of the
day, I’m sold. Made in Japan, it is a 9 element lens with 9-bladed apertures. This lens can be purchased with a Canon mount or Nikon mount.
This Tokina lens used to fly somewhat under the radar, but since the attention bloggers and vloggers have given it over the past couple of years, it has really become something of a marvel. Even with the slight increase in price due to the increase in attention, the lens is still very affordable in comparison to other, much less awesome, $1000 and up lenses. This lens can be bought new for US $400 or CA $500 (roughly). It is smooth, fast, and brilliantly designed.
Great for FX and DX cameras alike, this lens is known to be perfect for macro photography and perfect for portraiture. It has a true 1:1 reproduction ratio. If you are looking for your next lens, this is probably it. The Tokina has a big manual focus ring and autofocus clutch to switch between autofocus and manual. Please note that this lens is not going to autofocus on 3000 or 5000 series Nikons but it will autofocus on 7000 series and up. It doesn’t matter anyway, because you’re not going to be autofocusing while shooting macro photography, and it’s still a perfect lens for those cameras.
Have you ever used this lens? I would love to hear your thoughts about it. What are your favorite camera lenses?
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