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testing my lenses - part 58 - Tokina RMC 80-200mm/4
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:39 pm    Post subject: testing my lenses - part 58 - Tokina RMC 80-200mm/4 Reply with quote









Last edited by WolverineX on Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:25 am; edited 1 time in total


PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful samples! Sadly second link is broken.


PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fixed the link (unfortunately i missed focus on that photo)


PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm buying this lens for a friend of mine... I think it's a good lens, is it?


PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NikonD wrote:
I'm buying this lens for a friend of mine... I think it's a good lens, is it?


it's good enough
on my lens i had to clean glass elements (as i described in following thread) but glass isnt' 100% clean
http://forum.mflenses.com/tokina-rmc-80-200mm-for-olympus-om-how-to-guid-t16273.html


PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Wolverine,

Do you still have this lens, and do you still rate it highly?

I can buy this lens but am wary of buying another dud lens. Funny thing is my cheapest purchases have been the best. Not sure about this one.

Please advise.


PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's decent lens, but you can get better lenses in this zoom range


PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WolverineX wrote:
it's decent lens, but you can get better lenses in this zoom range


I want a long lens. I was thinking something cheap to tie me over but I might just stump up $200 or so for decent old Nikkor prime or CZJ Sonnar.


PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are many more than decent 200/4 that can be had for under or around $100 (Jupiter 21M and super/smc takumar for example) and, if 135 is long enough, the options become many more.


PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aanything wrote:
There are many more than decent 200/4 that can be had for under or around $100 (Jupiter 21M and super/smc takumar for example) and, if 135 is long enough, the options become many more.


I'm shooting with a Nikon so I'm limited to some extent.

If I had a NEX then there would be no problem. For now money and lack of equipment are holding me back. I'll be patient and try to save money for a decent prime. Need a second camera as a back up so that will be a NEX - again in time.


PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NikonD wrote:
I'm buying this lens for a friend of mine... I think it's a good lens, is it?


It's a very cheap lens. You can get some in very good condition for around $10-15.

I had one, and found it was reasonably sharp - especially stopped down. But my Konica UC Hexanon 70-200mm F4 ($79) is both sharper and has much better tonality/colour rendition. Although tad soft at the long end wide-open.

What the Tokina is great for is quick focusing. The push-pull system was perfectly damped and less likely to have zoom creep than all the manual Nikons I've ever tried. I found it a wonderful lens for shooting birds, butterflies and macro (using tubes).

I also have a Nikon 100-300 AIS 5.6 I use for birding - you can get those for about $60 from keh.com - or perhaps less on Ebay. Nicely sharp with very long range if you don't mind the small aperture. But a bit bulky.


PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

parabellumfoto wrote:
WolverineX wrote:
it's decent lens, but you can get better lenses in this zoom range


I want a long lens. I was thinking something cheap to tie me over but I might just stump up $200 or so for decent old Nikkor prime or CZJ Sonnar.


try getting vivitars. i have 2 cheap vivitar zooms (along series 1 zooms i have) that i think are better than this tokina

vivitar 70-300mm/4.2-5.8
http://forum.mflenses.com/testing-my-lenses-part-56-vivitar-70-300mm-4-2-5-8-t40292.html

vivitar 75-205mm/3.8
http://forum.mflenses.com/testing-my-lenses-part-105-vivitar-75-205mm-3-8-t57276.html


PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WolverineX wrote:
parabellumfoto wrote:
WolverineX wrote:
it's decent lens, but you can get better lenses in this zoom range


I want a long lens. I was thinking something cheap to tie me over but I might just stump up $200 or so for decent old Nikkor prime or CZJ Sonnar.


try getting vivitars. i have 2 cheap vivitar zooms (along series 1 zooms i have) that i think are better than this tokina

vivitar 70-300mm/4.2-5.8
http://forum.mflenses.com/testing-my-lenses-part-56-vivitar-70-300mm-4-2-5-8-t40292.html

vivitar 75-205mm/3.8
http://forum.mflenses.com/testing-my-lenses-part-105-vivitar-75-205mm-3-8-t57276.html



Well I agree there are better zooms than the Tokina RMC 80-200mm/4....and think the Tamron 46a or 103a are better, but I'm not saying the Tamrons are better than the Vivitars (mentioned above) as I don't own them


PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

new samples using E-M5











PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Number 4 is very nice.

These lenses are not cheap. One of the zooms I have been researching and coveting but it's too expensive. It commands a higher price than old Nikkor zooms and even those in good condition can get pricey.


PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this the lens, or is it another:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOKINA-RMC-80-200mm-zoom-telephoto-Lens-For-NIKON-/151070400067?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item232c7f5e43


PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

parabellumfoto wrote:
These lenses are not cheap. One of the zooms I have been researching and coveting but it's too expensive. It commands a higher price than old Nikkor zooms and even those in good condition can get pricey.


you've probably mistaken this lens for at-x f2.8 lens. this is f4 rmc, it goes for 30-40$


PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:
Is this the lens, or is it another:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOKINA-RMC-80-200mm-zoom-telephoto-Lens-For-NIKON-/151070400067?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item232c7f5e43


yes, it is


PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WolverineX wrote:
parabellumfoto wrote:
These lenses are not cheap. One of the zooms I have been researching and coveting but it's too expensive. It commands a higher price than old Nikkor zooms and even those in good condition can get pricey.


you've probably mistaken this lens for at-x f2.8 lens. this is f4 rmc, it goes for 30-40$


Yup, i was mistaken, it is the f2.8 I was thinking of. Attila put up some very impressive samples and I still think of this lens and the images produced.