Excerpt: So far no complaints with this Tokina macro lens. The only difference between this lens and the Nikkor 105mm micro is the VR, which if your are shooting macro format does not warrant an extra $ dollars on the price tag.
Excerpt: Purchased this macro lens after purchasing the 40mm Micro-nikkor. Although the photos from the 40mm were really nice, the short focal length was not ideal for macro since you would have to get really close. This would cause a shadow on the subject. If i had a ring light i would have kept it. I bought the Tokina 100mm because of the many good reviews and also the price! This was my first 3rd party lens and i do not regret it!
Pros: Crisp photos, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Very impressive close ups, very nice standard pictures as well. Could repeat what has been said already but will just say I'm very pleased with the purchase and would buy another in a New York minute....
Excerpt: As others have stated, this lens is sharp and image quality is great. This lens works fine on a Nikon D7000 with the newest firmware (A: 1.04, B: 1.05). When focusing, the length of the lens changes by about 2" (51mm). At 1: 1 magnification (closest focus distance), the working distance between the front of the lens and the subject is 4.485" (114mm). Comparing with the Nikkor 105mm micro, this lens has about 1.3" (33mm) less working distance.
Excerpt: I purchased this lens for macro shots of insects and plants. I originally purchased a Canon 50mm compact macro lens, but after being disappointed, I sent it back. Next I decided on the Canon 100mm macro, but was held back by thy price. I read the good reviews for this lens and decided to take a chance. I am not disappointed. The cons in the reviews are true, but don't really bother me. It does have a slow autofocus, but I shoot in manual so no problem there.
Excerpt: I am using the Tokina 100mm macro lens on my Nikon D7100. Although I am using it primarily for close up work, it produces sharp images all the way out to infinity. I have used other macro lens in the past and this lens is among the very best. It is an excellent value.
Pros: Nice Bokeh, Sharp images, Strong Construction
Excerpt: As soon as my lens came in the mail, I took it out and started taking pictures with it! I am totally loving this lens! You can get really close to the subject and focus which is cool and it produces a nice, sharp image. I'm so glad I got it!!
which is great. Took the lens for a quick test drive ...
Amazon Customer, Amazon
4 August 2014
Summary: I received the lens today, and was a little concerned about the condition of the Tokina box - one corner had that crinkly-crushed look (small, but still...), and the top flap was popped out of the box. After opening it, however, the lens appeared to be in pristine condition. One sour note was that this did NOT come with a USA warranty from wikideals, but I figured it was no big deal with Amazon's return/exchange policy, which is great.