Tokina 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Super Telephoto Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with F(FX) Mount
What type of photography is the Tokina 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Tokina 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Lenses in Nikon F (FX) Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Reasons to Buy Tokina AT-X 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Tokina AT-X 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Hood supplied
| Tripod Collar
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Zoom Lock
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| 8 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
| 400mm reach great for Wildlife Photography
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| Lens Extends while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Wide end
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Tokina 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 is compatible with cameras that have a Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (FX) lenses are Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500.
Tokina 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 is also available in Canon EF mount.
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Tokina 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 has a maximum diameter of 79mm and total length of 137mm when not extended. It weighs 1020g / 36.0 oz.
Tokina 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 has a filter thread of 72mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Tokina 80-400mm f4.5-5.6:
Tokina 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 has a focal range of 80-400mm and 5.0X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 120 - 600mm.
With a total length of 137mm and a weight of 1020g, the Tokina 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 is a large lens. Fortunately, it comes with a tripod collar which you can use to attach the lens directly to a tripod or monopod instead of attaching the camera. This connection helps to better balance the lens/kit combination.
Optical Image Stabilization
Tokina 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Tamron 100-400mm F4.5-6.3 Di VC USD. in Nikon F (FX) mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
Lenses Similar to Tokina 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 With Optical Image Stabilization
Tokina 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Tokina 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 has a Zoom lock feature which eliminates Zoom creep where focal length of the lens changes with gravity when it's held downwards or upwards.
Below are the 3 Super Telephoto Zoom type Nikon F mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Tokina 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4.5 and a minimum aperture of f32 at 80mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f32 at 400mm .
Tokina 80-400mm f4.5-5.6's optical formula consists of 16 elements in 10 groups . Special elements used in this design is SD glass element.
Tokina 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is BH-725.
Tokina 80-400mm f4.5-5.6 is available in Black color.
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