Excerpt: After the canicule we are moistened up in my locality and I don't want to baptise the new arrival yet. So this review is based on the across-the-living-room photography and superficial observation of the lens.
Tokina 300mm f/6.3 MF Macro Reflex review by gabrielvines
8 March 2015
Summary: I purchased this lens to utilize on my OMD EM5; I'd say from the OMD this lens wouldn't be very helpful with no stabilization. The picture created through this lens isn't that amazing, so I'd not use it for any serious shots.
Cons: I purchased this lens to utilize on my OMD EM5; I'd say from the OMD this lens wouldn't be very helpful with no stabilization. The picture created through this lens isn't that amazing, so I'd not use it for any serious shots. But because it is so streamlined and functions nicely with the OMD, It ...
Summary: As the various reviews have stated, this lens is very hard to focus and the lens lacks contrast. Focus peaking in the camera body is very helpful. If one is very careful with focusing and using the lens/camera on a monopod or tripod, the resulting image can be good, not outstanding but good.
Excerpt: I'm using it as my "everyday carry" telephoto lens for Olympus E-PL1 camera. There are several catadioptric lenses on the market, including the old ones, but this is unique piece of gear, because it was designed for m4/3 system, therefore it does not have extra weight and size like others.
Excerpt: This lens has a great feel. The all metal finish gives it the look and weight of a high quality lens. This lens was designed for m4/3 so it has a very small size compared to a full frame equivalent.
Excerpt: I was told that Minolta mades a very good 250 mm reflex lens. That would be about right for taking photos of birds and butterflies. I have been watching [*]auctions for that lens, and find it too expensive. I was wondering why doesn't some else make a similar lens .