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70-210 SZ-X F4-5.6
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70-210 SZ-X F4-5.6

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: 70-210 SZ-X F4-5.6

Manufacturer: Tokina

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Page By: GuitarWIzard

Created/Edited: May 6, 2002 / May 6, 2002

Object ID: 277

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Barely 87mm (3.43in.) long and 450g (15.0oz) in weight, this is one of the world's smallest telephoto zoom lenses. It's one-touch system holds focus throughout the zoom, its size is perfect for fast moving hand-held photography.

To fit Minolta, Nikon, Pentax, Canon ,Yashica & Olympus MF

Optical Construction: 12 Elements / 8 Groups
Diagonal Angle of View: 34°20'-11°50'
Closest Focus Distance from Film Plane: 1.1m (3.6ft)
Magnification Ratio in Macro Mode: 1:4
Aperture Range: f/4-f/22
Filter Size: 52mm
Diameter: 65mm (2.5")
Length: 87mm (3.4")
Weight: 450g (15.7oz)
Lens Hood: MH521





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GuitarWIzardUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

The first zoom lens I ever owned....back with my old Canon AE-1 Program. Looking back at it, I didn't fully understand the usefulness of this lens, as I wasn't into mountaineering then...however, I was a major photography buff at the time, so comparing the Tokina AT-X lenses to this one was like comparing a 911 Turbo to a Mustang. For only $119 (current price....11 years ago I think I paid like $80), you can get a 70-210mm fully manual lens that's under a pound. Granted, it's not the fastest lens in the world, but at that price and weight, it's a hard combination to really beat. Photo quality is quite acceptable, and it uses a 52mm filter, which is a very inexpensive size to get. Focusing and zoom are very smooth. If you need to carry a long lens up a mountain, give this one a good look.
Posted May 6, 2002 1:51 pm

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