Showcase Tokina 300mm Mirror - Reflex Lens Samples

Discussion in 'Native Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by SteveNunez, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. SteveNunez

    SteveNunez Mu-43 Veteran

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    Steve Nunez
    Post your sample images taken with the Tokina 300mm mirror lens.

    These are some from Coral Springs, Florida, March 2016
    Panasonic GF7 & Tokina 300mm P1000183. P1000224. P1000228. P1000247. P1000251. P1000254. P1000266.
     
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  2. SteveNunez

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    The owl shots were taken while he was hidden in a palm tree- very dark and surprised they came out half-decent!
     
  3. Lam Woon Cherk

    Lam Woon Cherk New to Mu-43

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    Lam Woon Cherk
    Are they wide open? :)
     
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  4. SteveNunez

    SteveNunez Mu-43 Veteran

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    The lens doesn't have a variable aperture, it's always f6.3......to achieve proper exposure Iso and shutter speeds have to be adjusted- or simply shoot in A mode with auto iso and the camera will select shutter speeds.
     
  5. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
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    I previously started a thread on this lens as well, as no one else had previously done so on this forum. At $200 brand new and shipped, I couldn't not get it. It'll be interesting to see whether you continue to use the lens after the first month or so though, because I know I didn't. I notice that your subjects are still and there's a good reason for that. With the manual focus on a lens of this type, that's the only way you're going to get the best of this lens, which you obviously have done.
     
  6. SteveNunez

    SteveNunez Mu-43 Veteran

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    Correct- it's not a lens for moving subjects.
     
  7. SteveNunez

    SteveNunez Mu-43 Veteran

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    I also have the 100-300 which is sharper but the super small size of the mirror is alluring- but ibis or tripod is a must!
    Handheld I get blurry shots with non-IS Panasonic cameras however I get sharp results with an Oly EM10!
     
  8. thegimprider

    thegimprider Mu-43 Regular

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    Douglas Coulter
    I've been looking at these as the prices plummet it seems hard to resist. I tried a big Nikon many years back with film and price/bulk was not such option for a lens with so many limits. Celstron with adapter for eclipses was fun but that was a $2,000.00 set up. Kowa spotting scope is on my wish list but maybe its time to play with a 400mm + reflex
     
  9. thegimprider

    thegimprider Mu-43 Regular

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    Douglas Coulter
    A bean bag is a better choice than a tripod. Experience shooting long distance, 1,000 yards with a light rifle made this clear.
     
  10. UncleVanya

    UncleVanya Mu-43 Rookie

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    Brad Shea
    The missed opportunity of this lens is that Tokina didn't make it autofocus. It is certainly fine as is but the Minolta (Sony) is the only AF mirror yet which seems to be a lost opportunity for Tokina. The tiny thin depth of field of these lenses makes manual focus tricky at times. I would love it if a mirrorless micro 4/3 lens with AF was offered.
     
  11. SteveNunez

    SteveNunez Mu-43 Veteran

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    AF would have been nice but would have made it more expensive- but AF would have been nice!
     
  12. exakta

    exakta Mu-43 Regular

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    I see that neither B&H or Adorama have the Tokina 300 for sale any longer.
     
  13. SteveNunez

    SteveNunez Mu-43 Veteran

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    Correct, I believe it's no longer produced and the few new ones floating around are the last new ones available....you can find it on Amazon and eBay.
     
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  14. bigboysdad

    bigboysdad Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 25, 2013
    Sydney/ London
    It's a shame that Tokina hasn't come out with anything up to the standard it produces for Canikon.
     
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