Is the Tokina 400m f/8 Worth $249.00?

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OP Jazz1 Contributing Member • Posts: 533
Re: Is the Tokina 400m f/8 Worth $249.00?

I checked out the Tokina site with their lens demonstration pictures. Even with lower expectations based on the type of lens, I can't say I thought the pictures were great. Lots of pictures of flowers.

I'm not sure why I'd need a relatively huge telephoto reach for flowers:-P I suppose they do show examples for depth of field, bokeh, and definition. The very shallow depth of field might be a problem for me using manual focus.

Thank you all for the good advice, and reminders about the limitations for this type of lens, as well as alternatives. I don't want this GAS to give me actual "gas"

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