Reviews and Problems with Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro D Macro
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The Tokina AT-X M100 Pro D 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
15 March 2013
Conclusion: I'm impressed enough to keep this lens. After comparing it to several others, the Tokina really shines. I could have, of course, just bought the Micro Nikkor 105mm lens and been done with it. I initially didn't because I was looking for some longer working distance. I was also concerned about the bokeh of the Nikkor because it only has seven diaphragm blades and is generally considered a bit lacking in this area.
Tokina’s AT-X 100mm f/2.8 PRO D Macro Lens; Close-Ups For Digital And Film
1 January 2001
Excerpt: Although many zoom lenses are labeled as "macro" that designation generally refers only to moderately close focusing ability. With a few exceptions, such zooms are not adequate for a dramatic frame-filling image unless the subject is quite large. (A few tele macro zoom lenses are capable of much higher magnification, however.) On the other hand, true macro lenses can...