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Old Feb 1, 2008, 3:37 PM   #1
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I have a chance to pick up a Tokina ATX Pro 400mm f5.6 AF lens. I cannot find much first hand info on this lens, anyone know anything about it. I do know Tokina in the past produced some nice lenses, but they have gotten away from pentax mounts lately.
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Old Feb 1, 2008, 5:32 PM   #2
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this is one of the few not rated that good here. a number of us use this page for reference.
http://www.jcolwell.ca/_SPLOSdb/SPLOSdb-2004-06-30.pdf


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Hi 2many,

I don't have the lens, but from sources I trust, SPLOSdb, and Photozone's user database, they seem to agree that it's a good, but not great lens, I'd say better than the two closest equivalent zooms, the Tokina 80-400 f4-5.6 and Sigma 135-400 f4-5.6 are at 400mm, and probably close to the Pentax FA 400 f5.6 which would probably fetch significantly more on the used market.

At a reasonable price (I'd say under $400 USD, and the less, the better!:-) ) this would probably be a good buy. If the price is above @ $400, it's up to you as to whether it's worth it. . .

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Old Feb 1, 2008, 6:10 PM   #4
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Thanks Scott,

I was thinking more like $250.00 for it, If they want more than that, I will have to think hard on it.
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