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Tokina AT-X PRO M 100mm F2.8 D Macro Lens - Canon AF Mount

by Tokina

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  • Macro lens capable of life-sized (1:1) reproduction
  • Closest macro focusing distance 11.8 inches (30mm)
  • Suitable for DX and Full Frame DSLRs
  • One Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism
  • 55mm non-rotating filter thread


Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 7.3 x 9.5 cm ; 540 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Item model number: AF 100mm - Macro
  • ASIN: B000BZIO0M
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 8 Jun 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Product Description

Product Description

Tokina Lens AT-XM100PRO D (Canon Fit)

The AT-X 100 PRO D is a macro lens capable of life-sized (1:1) reproduction at 11.8 in. (30 cm). The lens' multi-coating has been re-engineered to match the highly reflective silicon based CCD and CMOS sensors in today's digital SLR cameras. This lens gives the best of both worlds because optics still give full coverage and excellent sharpness on 35mm film. A macro lens that can handle both the digital and film worlds with ease.

Tokina Lens f/3.5-4.5 AT-X 107 DX Fish Eye (Nikon Fit)
This lens received the Editor’s Choice award from Digital Camera Buyer in April 2008
Specifications:
  • Zoom range: 100mm
  • Maximum aperture: F/2.8
  • Minimum aperture: F/32
  • Optical construction: 9 elements in 8 Groups
  • Angle of view: 24 degrees 30'
  • Minimum focus distance: 11.8" (30cm)
  • Macro ratio: 1:1
  • Focus limiter: 1.28 to infinity
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9
  • Filter size: 55mm
  • Width: 73mm
  • Weight: 19oz (540g)
  • Dedicated lens hood included
Focus Limiter Switch

The AT-X 100 PRO D also has a very convenient focus limiter switch that can lock the focus making it faster to focus when used as a moderate telephoto lens that is excellent portraits as well.

Tokina One Touch Focus Clutch

Tokina One Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism for fast easy switching between manual and Auto focus.

Non-Rotating Filter

55mm non-rotating filter thread for use with macro ring flashes and special effects filters.

Tokina Optical Technology

Aspherical Optics

A standard lens is made up of a combination of spherical lens elements. Individual "lenses" within the lens are commonly referred to as "elements". A spherical element has an even curve to the surface of the glass. However, there can be problems with such elements; light entering the center of the lens and light entering at the edge may not be perfectly focused at the same point. This is called spherical aberration. More advanced computer assisted optical designs are creating lenses with more spherical elements. More spherical elements within a lens means a greater risk of spherical aberration having a negative impact on optical quality.

Wide-angle zoom lenses and wide-angle lenses with large apertures are especially at risk for spherical aberration.

To eliminate spherical aberration, Tokina employs aspherical all-glass elements in many of its optical designs to correct this problem. The aspherical shaped surface of the lens element focuses light rays entering both the center and edge of the element correctly at the film plane for an accurately focused image. In addition to correcting spherical aberration, these elements fully correct light quantity and distortion at the edge of the image and provide excellent results when used in combination with a floating element design.

Through a close collaboration with Hoya Corporation, the world's largest optical glass manufacturer, Tokina has succeeded in producing high quality precision molded all glass elements with a greater aspherical shape than any other lens manufacturer. This technique is unparalleled in its technological sophistication and precision.

F&R Aspherical

This lens, the AT-XM100 PRO D encompasses Tokina's new F&R aspherical molded glass elements. These give outstanding performance with very even illumination in the corners and correction of spherical aberration across the image area.

SD Super Low Dispersion

When standard optical glass is used in telephoto lenses, a phenomenon called chromatic aberration can occur. Chromatic aberration is the inherent tendency for glass to disperse (separate) a ray of light into the colors of the rainbow. The rainbow effect created by a glass prism is the most dramatic demonstration of chromatic aberration. In lenses, it is much less pronounced, but still creates slightly out of focus colors, akin to an "optical noise" that has a negative impact on the quality of the picture. To eliminate chromatic aberration, Tokina employs expensive, special glass material having super- low dispersion (SD) properties.

Lenses in the Tokina line-up with the SD mark incorporate these Super-Low Dispersion glass elements, minimizing the secondary spectrum or optical noise caused by chromatic aberration.

HLD

Tokina's wide-angle and standard zoom lenses feature a higher quality of optical glass known as Tokina HLD (High-refraction, Low Dispersion) glass. Having higher refractive index and lower dispersion properties, HLD glass is far less likely than standard optical glass to create lateral chromatic aberration, which is often a problem with conventionally designed wide-angle lenses.

Multi-Coating

Reflections off the surface of lens elements are the enemy to any photographer and to every lens manufacturer. They are reduced or eliminated by bonding multiple layers of a transparent anti-reflection chemical to the surface of the glass. Tokina has developed and perfected a unique coating technique for all of its optics so that they will maintain faithful color reproduction and render clean, sharp images.

Mechanical Technology

Floating Element System

When designing a lens, Tokina calibrated its astigmatism at all points between minimum focus distance and infinity so that it will give the best image results at all settings. However, when there are large differences between the focus limits, effect calibration is not possible. A floating element system incorporates optical elements that move in proportion to the focus setting of the lens. This allows astigmatism to be corrected. Many Tokina lenses employ floating element systems to provide optimum correction of astigmatism from minimum focus distance to infinity.

Internal Focus System

The two most used methods of focusing a lens are either the complete straight forward movement of lens elements (used mainly with single focal length lenses) or the rotation of the entire lens barrel group (used mainly with zoom lenses). The internal focusing system used by Tokina move each element group within the lens, but does not change the overall length of the lens. This is especially useful with telephoto designs.

The internal focusing system has a number of advantages including;

  • Faster focusing
  • Improved handling due to fewer movements near the center of gravity
  • More compact lens designs
  • Superior use of filters because the barrel with the filter thread does not rotate.
Focus Clutch Mechanism

Tokina AT-X PRO series lenses all feature the patented "Focus Clutch" Mechanism for switching the lens between auto focus and manual focus modes.

The manual focusing ring can move (be snapped) back and forth between an AF and MF position. When the focusing ring is forward in the AF position, it is not engaged to any of the internal focus gearing and will turn freely. Without the added weight of the metal ring the camera can auto focus the lens more quickly and smoothly.

For manual focus, simply rotate the focus ring all the way to one side or the other on the focus travel, either infinity or it's closest focusing distance, then pull back (towards the mount plate) on the manual focus ring. While pulling back, rotate the ring from one side of the focus travel to the other. When the gears align, the focus ring will snap back into the MF position and the lens can be focused manually.

To return the manual focus ring to auto focus mode, simply snap the ring forward from any point.

Product Description

Tokina ATX 2,8/100 Makro D C/AF for Canon

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mooncoin on 26 May 2012
I can't understand why people would go for any other third party lens never mind own-brand products rather than this Tokina. The build quality is first rate and the optics are as good as anything else available. One of the best lenses I own.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Grandma on 21 Aug 2013
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Purchased this lens on the back of the Ken Rockwell review and it is worth every penny.
The image quality is sharp and very good. It captures fine details and produces a wonderful bokeh on every shot.
I originally wanted to buy the Canon 100 mm macro lens but the price put me off. This is certainly not a second best in my opinion.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Mr. E. E. Hardy on 28 July 2012
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I have had this lens a couple of years now, purchased through Amazon for use with my Canon 40D. This, taken from a review by Ken Rockwell, says it all really: "This Tokina 100mm f/2.8 Macro is a fantastic lens. It's optical performance is as good or better than the best from Nikon and Canon, and this Tokina's ergonomics, due to its unique focus clutch, is also better than any of Nikon's or Canon's 100mm or 105mm macro lenses. All this, and this Tokina is less than half the price, just as well built, and smaller and lighter than any other 100mm or 105mm AF macro."
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By elaine west on 28 Mar 2014
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So pleased with this lens. The macro quality and definition is excellent. So glad I chose the Tokina over the Canon equivalent.
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Amazon.com: 11 reviews
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Tack sharp lens 12 Nov 2011
By Edwin J Esposito - Published on Amazon.com
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I really like the performance and handling of this lens. It takes very sharp images without any noticeable defects or distortion. It's solidly made and looks beautiful on my Canon 60D. You can't go wrong with this lens, and it' at a great price, too.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
An excellent lens! 5 Mar 2013
By Bob Dobalina - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this lens to go along with my Canon Rebel T4i. I'm very new to this level of photography and there is some of a learning curve for me. I'm still learning and slowly getting better. Until this morning I didn't have anything to really show off this lens. Now I do. In the right settings, this lens will astound you. Get it. If it's less than $500. Get it. This lens does have manual focus AND auto focus. To engage auto focus pull the focus ring away from you.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great Lens! 20 Aug 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this lens! I was kind of weary since I am new to photography and had never heard of Tokina before, but I have no regrets. I made a good choice
Tack sharp. On par with canon 100 L 17 Dec 2013
By Ulrich S. - Published on Amazon.com
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Great buy! Super 160 m equiv close up for film on my aps-c. Tack sharp. Eyelashes and all! Add blue filter for B& w and get awesome texture too
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Nice lens for beginners 8 April 2014
By William Bryant - Published on Amazon.com
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Like the title says, it is an amazing lens. Super sharp and great at focusing up closely. Take note this will be the equivalent of 160mm on a crop body such as my rebel T4i. Just two complaints. Through the seller all you get is the international warranty which I believe means that the lens I received was a grey market lens which was not specified. This by itself will result in 3 stars because they neglected to mention it. The lens receives four stars because it does have issues focusing sometimes but can easily be fixed by switching from auto focus to manual then back again since the focusing motor gets stuck. Overall super sharp lens, the number of aperture blades this lens has makes it great for night panoramas and absorbs light very very well.
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