Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Fri Oct 31, 2014 12:24 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:22 pm 
Hey guys, I have been browsing the net for lenses for a long time and I came across these two cheap (compared to canon ) lenses :

Tokina AT-X840 AF D 80-400mm
Vivitar 650-1300MM F/8

Have anyone used these lenses? Any of these? Are they good? Some people said these lenses produce mediocre images, but I have got no idea bout it.
Are they worth buying? They have got no image stabilizing tools, but I think using them on a mono-pod would solve the problem. So what do you think?

Thanks for your answers!!!!


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:14 pm 
I don't know about the Vivitar (still,I bet money it's a crap lens) but the Tokina is a horrible lens. Not recommended!


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:54 pm 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 05, 2006 11:08 pm
Posts: 7965
Location: Germany
With regard to the Tokina, have a look at my review.
And a monopod is certainly not enough for shooting at 1300mm F/16 :shock: The latter is also manual focus afaik, try this at f/16 and with the shake. You'll never get anything usable unless you have a pretty stable tripod plus a good body for ISO 1600 and upwards.

_________________
Thomas (beware: Nikon-fanboy and moderator!) My Lens Reviews, My Pictures, My Photography Blog
D800+assorted lenses


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:45 am 
Thanks for the review. The tokina is quite nice for the price, but unfortunately it is too soft at the 400mm end. Guess I'll try using it with my 550D first then decide whether it suits me or not. Again, thanks for your wonderful review and images of the tokina.

__________________________________________

Vivitar anyone?


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:17 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:59 pm
Posts: 6009
Location: The Netherlands
forget the 650-1300 zoom lenses. It's most likely a variable aperture lens and will top out at F/16 or F/22. Optically it will probably indeed be mediocre.

You might want to look at the Sigma 150-500 OS.

_________________
I take pictures so quickly, my highschool was "Continuous High".


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:21 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:13 am
Posts: 181
Location: Dunedin / Gisborne NZ
Yep - I've seen the same lens advertised here under opteka and its actually f8-16. Also the thing is huge and you would have to spend another 2-300 on a tripod sturdy enough to hold it. You would have better luck with the tamron but for the best results go for the sigma and you also get OS.

_________________
Justin
Canon 50D
EF 50mm f1.8, 70-200mm f4L IS USM, 18-55mm IS
430EX speedlight
Photoshop CS4


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group