remember me Forgot your password?
Sign in    Registration                 We’re creating the largest and most complete database of photographic lenses in the world! Join us!
All About Photographic Lenses.
Specifications, comparison, reviews,
MTF-charts for lenses by Canon,
Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus,
Sigma, Tamron, Carl Zeiss, etc.




Tokina AT-X M100 PRO D AF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro Lens

Pictures

Tokina AT-X M100 PRO D AF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro  lens

Tokina AT-X M100 PRO D AF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro  lens

Tokina AT-X M100 PRO D AF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro  lens

Tokina AT-X M100 PRO D AF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro  lens

Tokina AT-X M100 PRO D AF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro  lens

MTF-charts

Tokina AT-X M100 PRO D AF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro  MTF Chart

Tokina AT-X M100 PRO D AF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro  MTF Chart

Tokina AT-X M100 PRO D AF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro  MTF Chart

Optical design

Tokina AT-X M100 PRO D AF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro  optical design

Tokina AT-X M100 PRO D AF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro  optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S, Nikon F (FX, DX)

Optical design: 9 elements in 8 groups

Features: Macro lens
User reviews (1)

Photos (4)

Tests (0)

Owners (8)

Views (3257)

Average price: $343

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
100mmf/2.8f/3290.355540/1995/3,7

Additional information:

The Tokina AT-X M100 PRO D AF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro   

  • diagonal angle of view 24°30'
  • Equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras 150/160 mm
  • minimum working distance 11 cm
  • diameter 73 mm
  • a hood and a case included.
  • the filter does not rotate on focusing

The Tokina AT-X M100 PRO D AF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro is an inexpensive full-format macro lens, enabling 1:1 macro scalefrom the distance of 30 cm.

The multicoating of the front element has been reworked  and now meets requirements for digital SLR cameras. Besides, the lens can be easily used both on digital and on film SLR cameras.

The Tokina AT-X M100 PRO D AF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro  features a Full/Limit focus limiter, which enables faster focusing when used as a moderate telephoto lens, dividing focusing range from 30 to 37 cm or from 37 cm  to infinity.

The lens is equipped with the so called One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism, i. e. the choice between manual focusing and auto-focusing modes with one touch.  In order to switch  autofocus mode you should slightly shift the focus ring  forward.  To engage manual focusing the focus ring should be shifted back to the camera.  Switching requires some effort and is followed with a click sound.

Pros: The Tokina AT-X M100 PRO D AF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro

  • excellent image quality
  • good correction of chromatic aberration
  • no distortion
  • insignificant coma
  • slight vignetting
  • many problems in bright back light
  • high-quality build

Cons: The Tokina AT-X M100 PRO D AF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro

  • slow autofocus
  • average accuracy of autofocus

The lens comes in two variants:

  • for digital and film SLR Canon cameras.
  • for digital and film SLR Nikon cameras (when used on Nikon D40, D60, D3000 or D5000, autofocus unavailable).

Evaluation of  Tokina designations:

  • AT-X (advanced technology extra) - the lens is designed by means of  advanced and new technologies and high-quality materials.
  • PRO - models with this designation have an aluminum coating to improve its reliability and have an ergonomic look corresponding with its high quality.  
  • AF for autofocus.
  • D - for full-format digital and film SLR cameras.
  • Macrography with a max. magnification ratio of 1:1. 

Links to online resources:
PDF Files:
Posted by: dv   Date of publication: 16.10.2010



Photos taken with this lens Tokina AT-X M100 PRO D AF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro :


Colored Glass
Autor: Kevin Macy
0 0 16

Thermometer on Glass
Autor: Kevin Macy
0 0 21

Iron Butterfly
Autor: Kevin Macy
0 0 24

Sticker on Orange
Autor: Kevin Macy
0 0 25

Mechanical quality4.333
Optical quality4.333
Usability4.673
Pricing / Value4.673
Bokeh4.673
Overall lens rating
4.53

Embed to Blog (HTML) Embed to Forum (BBcode)


Owner reviews: Tokina AT-X M100 PRO D AF 100 mm f/ 2.8 Macro

Kevin Macy 19.03.2017 14:45:13
Period of use: 3 days

Strengths:

I just bought this lens and I expected better than average results.  I was shocked to see how truly sharp this prime macro is.  The favorite thing I like about is that I can save a step of macro focusing by snapping the manual focus by pull/pull clutch on the lens, focus on my subject and expose the image quickly.

When photographing macro, the autofocus is not much good at less than 4 inches with small subjects.  The autofocus is fine for normal photography and I have noticed no trouble.  Sharpness is great and Bokeh is pleasing at smaller apertures.  Backgrounds are creamy, just the way I like them.  This will be a great portrait lens.

Distortion is minimal on my test charts when shooting with auto distortion correction off.  Contrast is great and I now consider this lens among my best.


Weaknesses:

A little noisy on autofocus.


Comments:

I will add photos soon.  Great lens!