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.
Good lens, but think about what you're looking for
9 December 2011
Summary: Recently got this lens, and started playing with it. It's a good-looking lens, but I would think hard about what you need before you buy it. Granted, that's true for any lens, but: In terms of the initial appearance, this is a very solid lens; heavier than a Nikon consumer lens of the same size.
Summary: Realizing that a purchase of a used lens is always risky, I purchased this lens. I have used it for landscape and sports. It is an excellent lens for non-moving objects, sharp in focus with excellent reproduction from the viewfinder.
Summary: I had this lens for a few months and tested it at different focal lengths. Here is the break down of things I find about this lens: Pros: 1. It is the cheapest and lightest lens available for nikon lens at 400mm. 2. The build is solid. 3.
Summary: I bought this lens last year and I have been using it since then. I use it virtually indoors and outdoors preferably "sunny". I must admit, I am using my SB800 flash when I am indoor. This lens is a perfect match with the Nikon D300 you can play with the setting you like.
Summary: I bought the Tokina 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 AT-X-840D lens from Amazon just after Christmas. I already had a Canon (not L series!) 75-300mm f4-5.6 III Ultrasonic zoom lens (purchased second hand rom Amazon in October last year).