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Tokina 28-70mm SD Lens

After my last debacle on eBay I'd forgotten I'd put in a speculative bid on the above lens. Turns out I won it and it came with a Vivitar 2X-21 teleconverter. All for 2.20 plus 3.50 postage. It was sold as untested but the glass appears to be in good condition. Only issue I have with it is that the front focussing ring appears slightly too free to rotate and there is a definite rocking movement between the ring and the barrel. Does anyone have any info on this lens? Here's are some images taken today in sunshine and snow. I really like the moss on tree bark macro image.

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Macro again


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I should say that the three images are unaltered other than raw to jpeg conversion and resizing for this forum
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I have one on my OM4Ti and it is brilliant value for money.

The focus ring rotates very freely (it's been like that since new) and is VERY useful for one finger focusing.

OK there are distortions at the ends but then there are in lenses costing 5 times as much...

I also have the Tokina 80 - 200 f/2.8 ATX which I have put on the E-PL1 and tried it against the Olympus 50-200 SWD. The results are "Interesting"

I've always been impressed by Tokina lenses.

Have fun with it.
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Re: Tokina 28-70mm SD Lens

Thanks Graham,
I quite fancy trying macro but don't yet want to commit to serious money lenses so I'd initially searched ebay under olympus macro. I'm pleased with the macro images from it. I've checked the lens mount flange screws and they've obviously been off before so I wondered if something hadn't been put back in leaving the focussing ring so light. Do you have any info on the lens? I can't seem to get any off the internet? It appears to have been superseded by a digital version which is all that comes up.
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Re: Tokina 28-70mm SD Lens

What sort of info are you after ?

There are several sites such as this that give the specs.

http://www.lenstip.com/index.html?pr...06&typ=0&moc=0
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Re: Tokina 28-70mm SD Lens

Graham,
Thanks for the link but I don't think my Tokina is this one. Here's a front view of the lens. I think the red lettering is an italic II but cannot be certain. Also my focus ring rotates anti-clockwise to infinity - viewed from the camera.



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Re: Tokina 28-70mm SD Lens

Oh yes!

My one is the same as yours

I think this is because all Olympus lenses focus this way and the independent makes had to make them compatable.

I just checked my digital lenses and they are the same. Interestingly you can switch them to work the other way around, but it feels really strange and counter intuative.
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