Tokina AF 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D macro - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
Lens Reviews - Nikon / Nikkor (APS-C)

Sample Shots

Ok, finally here're some sample shots taken with the Nikon D200 (converted RAWs via RawShooter Essentials 2006).

Click on a thumbnail to view the original file (opens in a separate window). Please note that the originals are FULL SIZE samples (=several megabytes) thus requiring a significant amount of bandwidth so please take care of the limited resources here.

Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 100.0mm
Exposure Data: f/16.0 @ 1/6s
Size 3898x2613
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 100.0mm
Exposure Data: f/4.0 @ 1/125s
Size 3898x2613
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 100.0mm
Exposure Data: f/3.8 @ 1/125s
Size 3898x2613
Make NIKON CORPORATION
Model NIKON D200
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 100.0mm
Exposure Data: f/16.0 @ 1/10s
Size 3898x2613

Verdict

The Tokina AF 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D macro is a real alternative to the high priced 100mm macro lenses offered by the genuine manufacturers (and the other members of the third-party gang). At around 350-400 EUR/US$ the Tokina costs significantly less but it still offers a comparable optical performance in a solid and durable package. Minor flaws are higher-than-average CAs and a quite slow AF speed. All-in-all the Tokina seems to offer the best bang for your bucks in this arena - highly recommended!

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