Reviews and Problems with Tokina AT-X M100 AF PRO D
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23 October 2013
Summary: I love this lens... why? Because it's a bokeh king. It's great in everyway. I use this on a Nikon D7100. I love it for macro as well as portraits. Pros: Everything you could imagin except the one con. Con: Slight color fringing and chromatic abberation when shooting into the sun. Like when the sun is shining through a tree, the branches directly in front of the sun are going to be purple (chromatic abberation).
Summary: I purchased this lens on Aug 13 from Amazon - While it worked it produced nice sharp pictures. In mid - Sept my Nikon D300 failed to recognize the lens. Sent it back to Tokina for warranty repair only to be told that there would be an $85 charge because "Unit was NOT distributed by Kenko Tokina USA and not eligible for USA warranty. Clearly should have purchased the Nikon product.
Summary: I purchased this lens about a year ago and wanted to wait until having used it for a time before rating the product. I have had many opportunities to use the lens for macro and general photography. It has always performed well and given me some outstanding results. I have used it many for macro use and it has been worth the price I paid for the lens. It stays on my camera most of the time because I like to use it for so many applications.
Summary: Bought the lens from authorized dealer on Amazon.However, Tokina USA would not honor the warranty, and rebate. According to them lens is grey market. What's the use of buying from authorized dealer then. When buying beware of it. There are too many good lens from different companies to go through this hassle.
Summary: Pros: sharp & crisp images. AF is fast and accurate. Switching to MF by pulling back the focus ring: I like it! Much easier than switching to MF on a Nikon lens. Sturdy, "good build". Focuses much closer than you would think, probably about as close as my 60mm Nikor. Cons: aperture lock switch is, apparently, easy to unlock. My D700 went into "EE" mode because the lens was in "completely manual aperture" mode.