Summary: Love this lens. Compared to others that can zoom out to 400mm this one is compact and lighter. Don't get me wrong. It isn't a light weight. Tokina makes excellent glass. This is my second Tokina lens, the other being a super wide angle 11-16mm lens.
Summary: Auto focus tends to hunt for focus on cloudy days. Its a bit heavier than my Nikon lens, Overall, I am very, very happy. I used this lens in Peru and AK… Most people stated that they look like professional shots. :)
Summary: This Tokina 80-400/4.5-5.6 AT-X 840D Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon is more than worthy of four (4) stars. I actually "own" this lens as opposed to some of the more casually reviewers who just like to review equipment. I have taken over 500 wildlife photos with this lens and the results are amazing.
Summary: I was looking a walk around lens in the 70-300mm range and came across this one in Andorama's used list at a price I couldn't pass up. This is a solid well-built lens. The only plastic is the lens cap and hood. Short and compact, very light for a lens of this range.
Tremendous value for a telephoto (80-400mm) with good sharpness and clarity
6 March 2013
Summary: The Tokina 80-400mm telephoto is of tremendous value, giving you range, clarity, and a well designed lens. The focus ring is silky smooth, with a well made grip for the zoom. What really stands out is the heavy, well-built body.
Summary: This lens had a good write-up but I have been very disappointed with it. It produces blurred pictures, it's movement feels "gritty" and negative and it does not focus well. I guess you get what you pay for in the end of the day!