Tokina AT-X 840 AF D 80-400mm f/4,5-5,6


Tokina AT-X 840 AF D 80-400mm f/4,5-5,6


Tokina AT-X 840 AF D 80-400mm f/4,5-5,6
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Tokina and the model was launched 2006.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto zoom lenses, a telephoto lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon and Nikon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
Here it is the only Canon version of the lens that has a built-in auto focus (AF) motor. The possibility to use auto focus (AF) is available for Nikon cameras but only if the camera itself has a built-in auto focus (AF) motor. Some cheaper and budget camera models from Nikon lacks a built-in auto focus motor, and we at Lensora appreciate auto focus, so in the list of compatible cameras we have chosen to display only the cameras that you can get autofocus with.
The lens has a focal length of 80-400 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
A positive thing is that this lens has a versitale zoom range, where the difference between 'maximum zoomed out' to 'maximum zoomed in' increases the lens versatility since you as a photographer easily can compose your picture without moving yourself physically.
See compatible cameras and perceived/equivalent focal length
Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Read more about the auto focus motor and the importance of this part
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/4,5-5,6.
This lens is not considered to have a good aperture value and brightness. It is something to consider before you purchase the lens. To compensate for this you might, while photographing in less favorable light conditions, be forced to either use higher ISO settings (which generates more noise in the image), slower shutter speeds (which may give some motion blur) or flash lightning. Read more at the link below what lens brightness means to you as a photographer.
One thing to consider is that the lens has a variable brightness, which means that depending on how much you are zooming the lens will have a different maximum aperture value. At 80 mm the lens brightness is f/4,5 and at 400 mm the brightness is f/5,6. Through the link below you can read more about what this could mean for you as a photographer.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. 
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 72 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "BH-725 ".
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Tokina AT-X 840 AF D 80-400mm f/4,5-5,6
Sample pictures taken with Tokina AT-X 840 AF D 80-400mm f/4,5-5,6
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
Long focal length with its 400 mm
An impressive focal range
Works on all sensor types
A lens hood is included
No built-in auto focus motor (the Nikon version)
No built-in image stabilizer
Poor aperture value with its f/5,6
A variable lens brightness at different focal lengths
The lens has no tripod mount
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Heavy (1020 gr)
Specification
Product Name:Tokina AT-X 840 AF D 80-400mm f/4,5-5,6 (See dictionary)
Release date: 2006
Manufacturer:Tokina
Type of lens: Telephoto Zoom Lens
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Canon
Nikon
Nikon; for auto focus the camera has to have a built-in auto focus (AF) motor
See a list of compatible cameras
Maximum aperture: f/4,5-5,6
The lens apeture and brightness varies at different focal lengths.
f/4,5 at 80 mm
f/5,6 at 400 mm
(Read more)
Focal Range: 80-400 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  80-400 mmon Canon FF, Full frame
  104-520 mmon Canon APS-H
  128-640 mmon Canon APS-C
  80-400 mmon Nikon FX, Full frame
  120-600 mmon Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 16 elements / 10 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:250 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 72 mm
Lens Hood:
BH-725 (included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):79 x 136 mm
Vikt:1020 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
 
 
Product Page (Tokina):
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Text from Tokina:"In 1996 Tokina created a new class of telephoto lens when it introduced the original AT-X 840 AF. This was the smallest zoom lens available that had a bright f/5.6 aperture at 400mm. Now Tokina has recreated the lens for the digital age.

Still the smallest SLR lens available that zooms to 400mm, the AT-X 840 AF D has a smooth and quick internal focusing system that means the all-metal inner barrel that houses the heaviest glass elements does not have to rotate when the lens focuses, making it much faster than the previous models.

Optically, the AT-X840 AF D has new multi-coatings applied to the elements that are formulated to compensate of the highly reflective CCD and CMOS sensors in today’s Digital SLR cameras. The new multi-coating greatly reduces the chance of internal flare or ghost reflections.

A built-in low-profile tripod collar makes for a well-balanced camera/lens combination when using a tripod or monopod. For best results, Tokina always recommends using a tripod or monopod with telephoto lenses.

Another feature that makes the AT-X 840 AF D an excellent traveling companion is the zoom lock switch. The zoom can be locked at 80mm to so there is not chance of “zoom creep” when the camera and lens are being carried over the shoulder.

Tokina kept ease of use in mind with the new AT-X 840 AF D, the new BH-725 lens hood with the a PL Assist spring loaded thumb wheel allows a circular polarizer or special effects filter to be rotated while the lens hood is in place. No more removing the hood to change the position of the filter. "
 
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Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
fredmiranda.com
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=239&sort=7&cat=40&page=2
 
kamerabild.se
http://www.kamerabild.se/tester/objektiv/TEST-9-langa-telezoomar-1.249318.html
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/tokina-slr-lenses-54/telephoto-zoom-slr-lenses-106/292-tokinia-at-x-840-d-af-80-400mm-f45-56.html
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Tokina AT-X 840 AF D 80-400mm f/4,5-5,6
Sample pictures taken with Tokina AT-X 840 AF D 80-400mm f/4,5-5,6
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