Tokina AT-X M 100mm f/2,8 AF PRO D Macro

This is a prime lens manufactured by Tokina and the model was launched 2006.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto prime lenses, a telephoto lens where you do not have the possibility to zoom in and out.

The lens has macro-capabilities and is able to reproduce things in their true size (1:1) which is good, it tends to be the rule for calling a lens a 'true' macro lens.

Compatibility, autofocus 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 autofocus (AF) motor. The possibility to use autofocus (AF) is available for Nikon cameras but only if the camera itself has a built-in autofocus (AF) motor. Some cheaper and budget camera models from Nikon lacks a built-in autofocus motor, and we at Lensora appreciate autofocus, 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 100 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.

Lens brightness and image stabilizer

The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.

This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.

The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. Since the lens is bright, with good aperture value, the lack of image stabilization might not be that big of a deal, although a image stabilizer is always an advantage to have.

Filter and Lens Hood

This lens does not support the use of filters which is slightly negative. To have the option to use filters, for their optic purpose or as protection, would have been nice but no.

If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "BH-551 ".

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.

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 capabilities. 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.

  • The price (more info)
  • The lens brightness, f/2,8
  • Manages to reproduce things at 1:1 (Macro)
  • Works on all sensor types
  • A lens hood is included
  • No built-in autofocus motor (the Nikon version)
  • Not possible to use filters
  • The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust

Specification

Product Name:Tokina AT-X M 100mm f/2,8 AF PRO D Macro (See dictionary)
Release date: 2006
Manufacturer:Tokina
Type of lens: Telephoto Lens
Macro
Construction: Prime lens (no possibility to zoom)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
Compatibility: Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Autofocus (AF): Yes
Built-in autofocus (AF) motor: Canon
Nikon
Nikon; for autofocus the camera has to have a built-in autofocus (AF) motor
See a list of compatible cameras
Maximum aperture: f/2,8
Focal Length 100 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:
  • 100 mm on Canon FF, Full frame
  • 130 mm on Canon APS-H
  • 160 mm on Canon APS-C
  • 100 mm on Nikon FX, Full frame
  • 150 mm on Nikon DX, APS-C
See list, camera for camera

Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 9 elements / 8 groups
Image Stabilizer: No
Closest Focusing Distance: 30 cm
Filter: Not possible to have filters
Lens Hood: BH-551  (included)
Tripod mount: No (Read more)
Weather sealing: No
Dimensions (diameter x length): 73 x 95 mm
Weight: 540 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)

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Reviews

fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
fredmiranda.com
radugrozescu.com
shutterbug.com
slrlensreview.com
techradar.com
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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.

Alternatives to Tokina AT-X M 100mm f/2,8 AF PRO D Macro for Canon photographers

Below you will find four interesting alternatives to Tokina AT-X M 100mm f/2,8 AF PRO D Macro. Make sure to compare these (and other) options before deciding which lens you will buy.

Canon EF 100mm f/2,8 L IS USM Macro
Canon EF 100mm f/2,8 USM Macro
Canon EF 180mm f/3,5 L Macro USM
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2,8 USM Macro

Alternatives to Tokina AT-X M 100mm f/2,8 AF PRO D Macro for Nikon photographers

Below you will find four interesting alternatives to Tokina AT-X M 100mm f/2,8 AF PRO D Macro. Make sure to compare these (and other) options before deciding which lens you will buy.

Nikon AF 105mm f/2,8 D Micro-Nikkor
Nikon AF-S 105mm f/2,8 G IF-ED Micro-Nikkor VR
Nikon AF-S DX 85mm f/3,5 G ED Micro VR
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2,8 Di Macro

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