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Tokina 100mm f/2.8 Macro AT-X M100 AF PRO D Lens

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Overview

For true macro photography perspectives you would need a lens that gives you a 1:1 magnification ratio. With a close minimum focusing distance of 11.8” and a 1:1 magnification ratio the Tokina 100mm f/2.8 Macro AT-X M100 AF PRO D lens does just that. But that is not all that this sharp lens can do. Compatible for 35mm film and full frame DSLRs the lens can also work as a medium range tele-photo lens. All you need to do is to flick the focus limited switch and you’re ready to shoot. At f/2.8 the lens operates very well for fast action and even for shooting in difficult low light conditions. Tokina’s one touch clutch mechanism that segregates the manual and auto-focusing features ensures that the lens is easy to use.

The lens should suit any and all macro photography users wielding crop, full frame or even film cameras. Auto-focusing capabilities of the lens is good not excellent. Some users will find the manual focusing to be a much better option. Additionally during auto-focusing the lens makes considerable amount of noise that may be disconcerting for some users. This is generated by the AF motor inside the lens. This is not an Ultra-sonic motor.

On a crop DSLR the lens will provide the same field of view as a 150mm/160mm (Nikon/Canon) lens mounted on a full frame. The lens construction includes a total of 9 elements arranged in 8 groups. The lens takes a filter of size 55mm and weighs 540 grams. Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H

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Tokina 100mm f/2.8 Macro AT-X PRO D Lens Specifications

Zoom Range 100mm
Max Aperture f/2.8
Min Aperture f/32
Construction E/G 9 Elements in 8 Groups
Min Focus Distance 1.0 ft (0.3 m)
Macro Ratio 1:1
Focus Limiter 1.28 – ∞
Zoom Range 100
Aperture Blades No 9
Filter Size 55mm
Lens Width 2.9 in (73.66mm)
Lens Length 3.7 in (95.00mm)
Weight 1.2 lbs (540g)
Hood Dedicated Lens Hood
Available Mounts Canon Full Frame, Nikon Full Frame, Canon APS-C, Nikon APS-C

 

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Tokina AT-X M100 AF PRO D available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H