Showcase Tokina 300mm f/2.8 AT-X SD

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by srhphoto, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. srhphoto

    srhphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    247
    Feb 26, 2012
    I've only just received this lens, so no photos to post as such, but here's one of the lens itself to be going on with :smile:

    7845476116_20a57c77ff_z.
    Tokina_300f28_Test_P1080529 by srhphoto, on Flickr

    Cheers,

    Simon.
     
  2. shizlefonizle

    shizlefonizle Mu-43 Veteran

    372
    Apr 21, 2012
    Cant wait to see some shots! How much did it set you back?
     
  3. srhphoto

    srhphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    247
    Feb 26, 2012
    £350 :biggrin:, and that was from a reputable brick and mortar dealer as well.

    It is optically and mechanically spot on, and only has some minor paint loss in a couple of the usual places.

    Cheers,

    Simon.
     
  4. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    So...how much does it weigh?
     
  5. srhphoto

    srhphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    247
    Feb 26, 2012
    Around 2.5kgs.
     
  6. Warren T.

    Warren T. Mu-43 Veteran

    338
    Mar 10, 2010
    San Francisco
    now THAT's a lens! :)

    Looking forward to seeing some shots from it. Which camera is it going on?

    --Warren
     
  7. srhphoto

    srhphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    247
    Feb 26, 2012
    Cheers Warren. It'll go on a Panasonic GH2.
     
  8. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Wow! Just, Wow! :biggrin: :cool:
     
  9. srhphoto

    srhphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    247
    Feb 26, 2012
    • Like Like x 2
  10. Greytop

    Greytop Mu-43 Regular

    46
    Oct 3, 2011
    Berkshire, UK.
    Just purchased one of these, unused new stock together with a mint x2 Tokina converter.
    Looking forward to trying it when my FD to m4/3rds converter turns up :smile:
     
  11. srhphoto

    srhphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    247
    Feb 26, 2012
    Fantastic! Was that from Ffordes Photographic? I noticed they had a number of these for sale. I look forward to seeing what you can do with it.

    In the meantime, here's a couple of more recent shot from the lens taken with a GH2

    [​IMG]



    Cheers,

    Simon.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  12. GRID

    GRID Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2011
    Nice to see someone more than me using a big 300mm for motorsports, good work :)
     
    • Like Like x 2
  13. Greytop

    Greytop Mu-43 Regular

    46
    Oct 3, 2011
    Berkshire, UK.
    Spot on Simon, yes the 300mm and the x2 converter were both from Ffordes, I think they still have four left. As you know the lens is a beautiful bit of kit it feels so well constructed.
    Thanks for posting the additional images looks like you have yours performing nicely :smile:

    By the way have you a x1.4 teleconverter that you use with your Tokina 300mm or are you planning to source one? Just wondering what the best option might be?
    I don't think Tokina manufactured a x1.4 or x1.5 FD converter and I wonder whether a Canon converter would fit (due to the optical elements that extend from the converter).
     
  14. srhphoto

    srhphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    247
    Feb 26, 2012
    I also have the 2X Tokina TC, but I don't have a 1.4 TC. I haven't really spent much time looking into them, but I know Canon does an A type and a B type. I'm afraid I really have no idea what the differences between them are.

    Simon.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. Greytop

    Greytop Mu-43 Regular

    46
    Oct 3, 2011
    Berkshire, UK.
    How does your x2 Tokina perform?
    Much loss of sharpness?
     
  16. srhphoto

    srhphoto Mu-43 Veteran

    247
    Feb 26, 2012
    Hmmm. For web use its great, but I wouldn't want to be making big prints from it. You lose a lot of contrast, and if I'm being honest 1200mm equivalent focal length pushes my long lens technique to the max (and maybe a bit beyond) which also impacts IQ. I've only used it off a monopod so a tripod might make things easier.

    Here's an example of a web sized image.

    [​IMG]

    It's ok, just don't expect miracles!

    Cheers,

    Simon.
     
  17. Greytop

    Greytop Mu-43 Regular

    46
    Oct 3, 2011
    Berkshire, UK.
    That shot looks pretty impressive to me, thanks Simon.
    I guess my OM-D IBIS will help a little but never the less I think I'll intensify my research into a x1.4 teleconverter.
     
  18. RDM

    RDM Mu-43 All-Pro

    These are the three Canon Brand extenders released in FD mount:
    The FD 2X-A extender doubles the focal length of any lens with a 300mm focal length or longer, including zooms.
    The FD 2X-B extender doubles the focal length of any lens less than 300mm, including zooms.
    The FD 1.4X increases the focal lengths of all lenses 300mm or greater by 1.4 times but it increases only one f/stop. It also extends into the mount of the lens it attaches to.

    See here:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  19. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    805
    Dec 2, 2012
    COLORADO
    WOW! Yours is definitely BIGGER!
     
  20. Greytop

    Greytop Mu-43 Regular

    46
    Oct 3, 2011
    Berkshire, UK.
    Shot a few evenings ago, E-M5, Tokina 300 f/2.8 and Tokina x2 teleconverter. From memory I think this was around f/4.

    P1156504_1.

    I like this lens :smile:
     
    • Like Like x 3