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Showcase Tokina 300mm f/6.3 Reflex Macro

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Laurentiu Cristofor, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Laurentiu Cristofor

    Laurentiu Cristofor Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2012
    This is an excellent mirror lens. It is sharp at both close and long focusing distances. It is manual focus but the mount has electric contacts so it transmits lens information and it also enables focus assist.

    A couple of samples:


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  2. ssgreenley

    ssgreenley Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 12, 2011
    That flower is amazingly sharp, and I love the way the out of focus area appears both distantly and closely. Great shop!
  3. Giant bubble guy

    Giant bubble guy Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 11, 2011
    I took my new lens out for the first time today. Focusing is difficult (IBIS would make it a lot easier). The lens is much more solid feeling than I expected. The focus ring could use more throw when it gets close to infinity, as a very small move results in a dramatic shift in focus. Here are some samples:
    DMC-G6    ---    300mm    f/6.3    1/13s    ISO 160
    DMC-G6    ---    300mm    f/6.3    1/13s    ISO 160
    DMC-G6    ---    300mm    f/6.3    1/13s    ISO 160
    DMC-G6    ---    300mm    f/6.3    1/20s    ISO 160
    DMC-G6    ---    300mm    f/6.3    1/20s    ISO 160
    I'm happy with the images, when I can nail the focus. I used a tripod and my phone as a remote shutter release with my G6. I didn't apply any post processing to the images, just re-sized and cropped. I'm happy with the lens for the $200 I payed for it.
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  4. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 22, 2013
    Increased the contrast in LR a little.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45634447@N00/11940348425/" title="Geese by aggray, on Flickr"> 11940348425_4c4b23df80_z. "640" height="480" alt="Geese"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45634447@N00/11940647464/" title="Seed pod by aggray, on Flickr"> 11940647464_d550b5b124_z. "480" height="640" alt="Seed pod"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45634447@N00/11940207015/" title="Frozen log by aggray, on Flickr"> 11940207015_8572a1e824_z. "640" height="427" alt="Frozen log"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45634447@N00/11940568684/" title="Praying statue by aggray, on Flickr"> 11940568684_f80ef54209_z. "480" height="640" alt="Praying statue"></a>
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  5. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 22, 2013
    The one with all the "donuts" in the background is because it was wet asphalt reflecting sunlight. Usually the lens doesn't show it that much.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45634447@N00/12572989464/" title="Bird's eye by aggray, on Flickr"> 12572989464_842f07a46a_z. "640" height="480" alt="Bird's eye"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45634447@N00/12572651573/" title="Gull's head by aggray, on Flickr"> 12572651573_1bbf7d2c88_z. "640" height="480" alt="Gull's head"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45634447@N00/12572652183/" title="Gull on snow by aggray, on Flickr"> 12572652183_667fab2fe8_z. "640" height="480" alt="Gull on snow"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/45634447@N00/12572546965/" title="Gull by aggray, on Flickr"> 12572546965_4d46592e6f_z. "640" height="480" alt="Gull"></a>
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  6. mjgraaf

    mjgraaf Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 9, 2014
    How does the lens compare against the Oly 70-300? Any first impressions?

    Sent from my C6503 using Tapatalk
  7. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 22, 2013
    I've only used the Panasonic 100-300. The lenses is smaller and lighter, but slower and harder to focus (since it is manual). Lower contrast too.

    Both lenses work better with close subjects than distant ones. But I've run into that with every long telephoto lens I've tried (maybe it's me...)
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  8. pellicle

    pellicle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 10, 2010
    Kiillarney, OzTrailEYa
    no, its atmosphere ... its the limiting issue and why a bajigga telephoto won't make images better than simply getting closer.

    A quick google on the subject brought up this link

    Once upon a time photographers understood this ... but now more people have top notch gear who have never had any training in photography.

    such is ife
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  9. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 23, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    The Zuiko 70-300 is easier to use because you can zoom back if you can't find your subject at 300. My first impressions are there is little difference in good lighting other than the occasional donut bokeh. The zoom gives better contrast of course.

    Cat Pic
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    Flower Pic
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    Bird Pic
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  10. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 23, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    P7310213. P7310212. Some newer samples. Those out-of-focus donuts do get in the way.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2016
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  11. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 23, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    I was planning on shooting multiple exposures, but found out I could only do a double with easy assist in the EM5. Bulb mode and a lens cap next time if I get another chance,

    The September eclipse.

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  12. kreegah bundolo

    kreegah bundolo Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 25, 2013
    Sweden, north of the dalälv
    Hesa Fredrik (sourthroat Fredrik)


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  13. Kpfeifle

    Kpfeifle Mu-43 Regular

    My first try with this lens, I think it's going to take quite a bit of practice. However I feel it will be worth it. Looking forward to seeing all I can get from this little lens!

    par Kevin Pfeifle, on ipernity
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