Tokina 300mm Mirror lens for MFT Cameras

HarryS

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It's 33% less on amazon.uk at £200. In the USA, bhphoto.com has it for $199 USD and mine cost me $149.

Tokina supports the M43 electronics, writing the focal length and fixed aperture into the EXIF, which is a nice feature. Would be nice if Rokinon did that. The 300mm is compact and light weight. It has a lens hood. I can focus it on my EM5 or a PEN camera using magnify mode. It's not as sharp as my 70-300 zoom at 300mm, and has lower contrast. If you compare shots taken from these two, you will prefer the zoom by a wide margin,

For pictures viewed on the web, it's adequate. Its main virtue is the size. I can bring it somewhere where I don't have the spce to pack my old 70-300. Now if I had a 75-300, which is smaller, that might be different. Used with PP to improve contrast, and in good light, it still can do some nice shots on scenes where really sharp edges aren't needed, like people. For what I paid, I thought the performance was good. In your area, it might be a bit high.
 

oldracer

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It's a lot of fun to play with. Actually, I have mine for sale: https://www.mu-43.com/showthread.php?t=68959 There is a link in the FS thread to a post of mine last spring with some pix taken in Costa Rica.
 
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