Tokina 100/2.8 ATX Digital Ready 1:1 AF-D Macro Lens for Nikon USA – Product Description:
The AT-X 100 PRO D is a new macro lens capable of life-sized (1:1) reproduction at 11.8 in. (30 cm). The lens’ multi-coating have been re-engineered to match the highly reflective silicon based CCD and CMOS sensors in today’s digital SLR cameras. This lens gives the best of both worlds because optics still give full coverage and excellent sharpness on 35mm film. A macro lens that can handle both the digital and film worlds with ease.
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Tokina 100/2.8 ATX Digital Ready 1:1 AF-D Macro Lens for Nikon USA – Review:
EXCEPTION QUALITY TO COST RATIO!
After renting the Nikkor 105 VR and testing the Tamron 90mm, I realized that each of these lenses can make superb close up images. The Nikon was just overpriced, frankly, and its VR doesn’t come into play with really close work. The Tamron is quite similar in function and form to the Tokina but was fifty bucks more. After buying the Tokina I just laugh at the notion that more money gets you anything qualitatively and functionally better. Why? Because AF can only get you in the neighborhood for most close up work and you’ll need to manually refine your focal plane anyways. At this point you might as well invest more $$ in lighting and other gadgets to improve your output rather than follow a name brand. If you are in the market for a sharp macro lens, get the Tokina and you’ll see what I mean.