What of the Tokina 300mm F2.8 AF?

May 13, 2007
Cleveland, OH
I've seen this piece of glass pop up from time to time. Seems to have been around for quite some time, but I haven't seen much mention and/or use of it.

Any owners wanna chime in with their experiences? :smile:
Nov 11, 2005
West coast of FL (formerly Westchester County, NY)
I had one for many years before obtaining the Nikon 300/2.8 and the Tokina was a terrific lens. The focus was not as quick as the Nikon's, but in terms of color, contrast and sharpness, the Tokina was excellent.

If I recall, there are several versions of the Tokina, so be sure to get the most recent one.

By the way - the Tokina is built like a tank. when I was sampling the Tokina, the Tamron and the Sigma, there was no comparison; the Tokina is built way better and the image quality was the best of the 3.

No - the Tokina is not as sharp as the Nikon; NOTHING is as sharp as the Nikon 300/2.8, but it costs about 50% less than Nikon.

I had many many keepers shooting sideline sports with the Tokina.

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