Tokina AT-X 828 AF PRO 80-200 f /2.8 Maxxum, Sony Alpha

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gbfan41649
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Tokina AT-X 828 AF PRO 80-200 f /2.8 Maxxum, Sony Alpha
Oct 3, 2009

Tokina AT-X 828 AF PRO 80-200 f 2.8 Maxxum, Sony Alpha what can any body tell me about this lens?

should this work fine on my a200?

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Re: Tokina AT-X 828 AF PRO 80-200 f /2.8 Maxxum, Sony Alpha
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any help here

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In reply to gbfan41649, Oct 3, 2009

I would think so. I had one for many, many years and never saw a reason at the time to replace it. I always seemed to get good results. Mine worked just fine on my K/M 7D despite having been made about 10 years earlier so I suspect it should work on any A-mount. Just be aware that some 3rd party lenses do need rechipping to work with modern bodies.

The lens is quite heavy also so be prepared for that.
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In reply to jamesdak, Oct 3, 2009

how can I find out if this will need re-chipping before i buy

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In reply to gbfan41649, Oct 3, 2009

It will work just fine I have three Tokina ATX lens that are older than that lens and they work just fine on my A-700. 17mm, 300 F2.8 and 400mm F5.6! Buy it! Only Sigma Lens really ever had to be rechipped!

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Re: Tokina AT-X 828 AF PRO 80-200 f /2.8 Maxxum, Sony Alpha
In reply to gbfan41649, Oct 3, 2009

I have one of these, quite an old one, it works well with my a700, I haven't tried it in anger with my new a900 but it seems ok while testing.
The only downside is the front focusing, which takes a bit of getting used to.

If you like let me know the serial # and I'll see if it is older or newer than mine.

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what do you mean bu front focusing

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Re: Tokina AT-X 828 AF PRO 80-200 f /2.8 Maxxum, Sony Alpha
In reply to gbfan41649, Oct 3, 2009

I have this lens and it work alright on my a900. I does not have front focusing on an a900. It is sharp, not so sharp like the 70-200 g ssm.

I still have the 80-200, it's heavy. But is collecting dust on the moment now that i have the 70-200 G ssm
Maybe it is a little soft at the long end

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Leon van Bommel
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Re: Tokina AT-X 828 AF PRO 80-200 f /2.8 Maxxum, Sony Alpha
In reply to gbfan41649, Oct 3, 2009

Tokina typically does not need rechipping. It's an excellent lens, I used one till I broke it a few years ago.

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Re: Tokina AT-X 828 AF PRO 80-200 f /2.8 Maxxum, Sony Alpha
In reply to gbfan41649, Oct 3, 2009

It is compatible with your A200. I didn't like it because it had a focusing issue. I could never get the focus right at certain focal lengths for some reason. I am much happier with my Tamron 70-200 now.

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Ron Cione
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In reply to gbfan41649, Oct 3, 2009

Hi,

I have the ATX 80-200 2.8 lens and it works fine on my A300, A700, and 7D cameras. No re-chipping needed. This is a great lens a bit slow to focus but it is a keeper for me. I'm sure you will like your results with this lens.
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In reply to Ron Cione, Oct 3, 2009

do you think it will be good for HS football at night/

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In reply to AlphaAlex, Oct 4, 2009

I bought an older AT-X 80-200 2.8 and love it. On my A700 it works very well. The only issue I have read about on Dyxum is that my older version has plastic or nylon gears. It is sharp and did a very nice job at my daughters field hockey game on both a cloudy and very sunny day. With the non-pro version their can be problems with flare though with the hood your pretty well protected.

Here is a bunch of reviews on Dyxum on the Pro version -
http://www.dyxum.com/reviews/lenses/reviews.asp?IDLens=168

Here are a bunch of reviews on the older non-pro version -
http://www.dyxum.com/reviews/lenses/reviews.asp?IDLens=380

This is my first Tokina lens, and I really am glad I decided to grab it over
buying one of the older Sigma's or older instead.
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Sigma 28-70 2.8, 28-300, 170-500
Tamron 17-50 2.8
Tokina 80-200 2.8
Sony 50mm 1.8

Fujifilm S5200 , Pentax 6x7, Takumur 105 2.4
Nikon FE, 24-50, 28 2.8, 100 2.8, 80-200,
Agfa Isola 75mm, and Konica C35 38mm 2.8

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