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Canon 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 vs Tokina 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6



 
 
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Old January 17th 05, 11:59 AM
Siddhartha Jain
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Default Canon 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 vs Tokina 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6

Hi,

I had decided to buy the Canon 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 when I came across
the Tokina 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6. I looked at eBay and both can be had for
about ~$200 used, which is my upper spending limit for a telephoto zoom
lens.

I looked at photodo tests and the Canon is rated at 2.4 while the
Tokina is at 2.3. Nothing great, but if I was settling for 2.4, I don't
have a problem settling for 2.3 unless owners in this NG have had a bad
experience with this particular Tokina lens.

Over the Canon, the Tokina has:
1. Extra 100mm reach at the tele end and 20mm at the wide end.
2. Metal lens barrel (Canon only has metal lens mount)

Over the Tokina, the Canon has:
1. Ring USM assuring faster AF
2. the 2.4 vs 2.3 photodo test
3. Half the weight (1050gms vs 560gms)

I read thru' reviews on several NGs and photographyreview and people
seem to find the Tokina (as well as the Canon) good value for the money
- 1/4th the price of an equivalent "L" series lens.
Whats your recommendation?

Thanks,

Siddhartha

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Old January 17th 05, 03:00 PM
Siddhartha Jain
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Siddhartha Jain wrote:
Hi,

I had decided to buy the Canon 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 when I came across
the Tokina 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6. I looked at eBay and both can be had

for
about ~$200 used, which is my upper spending limit for a telephoto

zoom
lens.


One more
Throw the Sigma 70-300mm APO f/4-5.6 also in the ring.

- Siddhartha

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Old January 17th 05, 05:55 PM
Siddhartha Jain
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Siddhartha Jain wrote:
Siddhartha Jain wrote:
Hi,

I had decided to buy the Canon 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 when I came

across
the Tokina 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6. I looked at eBay and both can be had

for
about ~$200 used, which is my upper spending limit for a telephoto

zoom
lens.


One more
Throw the Sigma 70-300mm APO f/4-5.6 also in the ring.


Ended up buying:
- Sigma 24-135mm f/2.8-4.5
- Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DL Super Macro II
- Hoods for both lenses
- Set of filters for both lenses - UV/C-PL/flouroscent
- carrying bags for both
- Samsonite carrying case

All for $242.50. The whole thing was a package deal on eBay otherwise I
might've just bought the APO version of the Sigma.

Now, I know the 70-300mm DL Super II Macro is a not as good as the APO
version but at photodo its 2.9 vs the 3.1 of the APO, the 2.3 of the
Tokina and 2.4 of the Canon I was considering earlier.
Thanks for all the responses.

Siddhartha

 




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