Aidin954I'm picking one of these up now. Never heard of this lens but i'm definitely trying it out? Do you know how it compares to the canon magic drainpipe/canon 80-200 f/2.8?
It's probably going to have more chromatic aberration, and it's probably not quite as sharp.. i'm not sure if the AF speed is as fast, but i'd imagine it's in the same ballpark being they're the same vintage... the price being 300 or less though is amazing for a pro-build quality product... as much as it's probably not the best at f2.8, and lacks VR, it's more than useable for portraits (which is where you're shooting at f2.8 anyway), and if you look at what people have gotten out of it via flickr I can't say it's all that bad.
Pixel peepers will peep, but for that price, fuck em. If I didn't already own the 70-210 f4 and also have the 70-200 f2.8 vr handy, i'd jump on the tokina train in a second for a good copy of the 80-200...
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