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a new stabilized 70-200mm f/4 option, by Tokina
« on: January 28, 2013, 11:11:59 PM »
Just saw this on some other sites tonite.
They've been making lots of wide zooms but i haven't seen a new medium long since I can't remember when.

http://photorumors.com/2013/01/28/new-tokina-at-x-70-200mm-f4-pro-fx-vcm-s-and-at-x-12-28-f4-pro-dx-lenses/

Nothing on Tokina's site yet.

Looking fwd to test results.
Canon's and Nikon's offerings are already pretty good but there's still some room for improvement.

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a new stabilized 70-200mm f/4 option, by Tokina
« on: January 28, 2013, 11:11:59 PM »

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Re: a new stabilized 70-200mm f/4 option, by Tokina
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 11:51:47 AM »
there's still some room for improvement.
Really? I mean, I guess there is always room for improvement, but, I'm not sure Tokina is gonna be the one to do that.

The 70-200 f/4L was considered a gold standard for sharpness until Canon released their last two f/2.8 zooms. Go to any review site and it's basically got perfect marks

The only thing Tokina can really improve is matching Canon's 5-stop hybrid IS, or by making it a lot cheaper (<$1000 retail).
« Last Edit: January 29, 2013, 11:58:09 AM by preppyak »

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Re: a new stabilized 70-200mm f/4 option, by Tokina
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 03:28:37 PM »
Should be interesting - they need to atleast match Canon's quality and be much cheaper to have any chance of success with this lens.
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Re: a new stabilized 70-200mm f/4 option, by Tokina
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 03:28:37 PM »