Tokina AT-X 100mm f/2.8 PRO D Macro Lens for Canon EOS Digital and Film Cameras

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About Tokina 100mm F/2.8

Tokina AT-X 100 PRO D lens for digital and film SLR cameras.

The AT-X M100 PRO D is a new macro lens capable of life-sized (1:1) reproduction at 11.8 in. (30 cm). The lens' multi-coating have been re-engineered to match the highly reflective silicon based CCD and CMOS sensors in today's digital SLR cameras, while the optics still give full coverage and excellent sharpness on 35mm film.

The AT-X M100 PRO D also has a very convenient focus limiter switch that can lock the focus out of the closes focus making it focus faster when used as a moderate telephoto or portrait lens.

Other features of the AT-X M100 PRO D are:
Tokina One Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism for fast easy switching between manual and Auto focus.

55mm non-rotating filter thread for use with macro ring flashes and special effects filters.

The Tokina 100mm F/2.8 is commonly used for Macro, Macro photography, Portraits and more.The Tokina 100mm F/2.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Tokina 100mm F/2.8 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Tokina 100mm F/2.8: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Strong construction (71),Consistent output (62),Fast / accurate auto-focus (55),Durable (54),Rugged (48),Easily interchangeable (43),Nice bokeh (42),Lightweight (24),Easily mounted (6),Simple controls (6),Clear glass (5),Sharp (4)
Slow focus (17),Heavy (11),Blurry focus (3)
Best Uses:
Macro photography (60),Portraits (17),Macro (13),Low light (12),Landscape/scenery (11),Weddings (11),Wildlife photos (11),General purpose (8),Special effects (7),Wildlife (6),Night photography (5),Documentary (3) Fun (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (45),Enthusiast (21),Semi-pro photographer (12),Semi-professional (5),Casual photographer (4),Photography student (4),Pro photographer (4)

Tokina 100mm F/2.8 Features

  • Macro lens capable of life-sized (1:1) reproduction at 11.8 in. (30 cm).
  • A very convenient focus limiter switch that can lock the focus out of the closesfocus
  • Tokina One Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism for fast easy switching between manual and Auto focus.
  • Non-rotating filter thread for use with macro ring flashes and special effects filters.

Tokina 100mm F/2.8 Specifications

Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Construction E/G
9 Elements in 8 Groups
Minimum Focus Distance
1.0 ft (0.3 m)
Macro Ratio
Focus Limiter
1.28 - 8
Aperture Blades
Filter Size
Lens Width
2.9 in (73.66mm)
Lens Length
3.7 in (95.00mm)
1.2 lbs (540g)

Tokina 100mm F/2.8 Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


Tokina AT-X 100mm f/2.8 D Macro a Winner

I've owned this lens for some time now and I can't say enough about it. I'm always pleased witht he results I get and it's ease of use. I would buy another one in the future.

Reviewed by 103 customers


the one that i got is not very sharp


from Texas  -  Casual Photographer

I have a Nikon 35mm 1.8G that is very sharp and fast focus for portrait photo. I am anticipating similar sharpness from this lens. but I was very disappointed. the copy of the lens I got is not very sharp thru out all aperture range. when I do a blow up comparison, it seems to have a lot of noise but my ISO is set to 100. or maybe I did not used it the way it was intended. I am going to do more testing.


No AF with D3300


from Southern Oregon  -  Photography Student

Received my lens today and first thing I noticed was the weight. Not a complaint, just an observation since it requires so much glass. Second thing I noticed was that it does not auto focus with my D3300 :( However, I will most likely keep it because of the price and manual focus is better for macro shooting anyway. Bokeh is very nice at f2.8 Would be nice if they could write up a compatability list. So far so good!


Great Macro Lens!


from Noblesville IN  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great macro lens! Works flawlessly on my Nikon digital and film cameras!


Buy this lens!


from Westland, MI  -  Photo Enthusiast

This lens is sharp as a tack and takes wonderful macro and full length shots. You can beat what you get from this lens at this cost.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Nikkor 105 f2.8 Vr vs Tokina 100 macro


from Qualicum Beach, BC Camada  -  Photo Enthusiast

I originally owned a Nikkor 105mm f2.8 Vr which I found to be very front heavy for Macro use on a tripod. Maybe if it had a lens tripod mount but it doesn't. The Nikkor is a very good lens but is around $900 Canadian. I had the chance to buy a relatively new Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro and just loved it's size, weight and it produces images on par with the Nikkor. No Vr but I don't use Vr for Macro. It was 1/3 the price of the Nikkor. Don't get me wrong the Nikkor is one well built beautiful lens but the Tokina is a real gem of a lens for the price. I also like the push/pull auto/manual focus clutch. Unlike the Nikkor the Tokina has a three way focus limiting dial that can limit your focus range in Macro range or outside the macro range or full unlimited focusing. A real plus when you want to just stay in one range to speed up focusing. Everything on the Tokina just works for me. The Tokina Macro has a solid well made construction with enough weight to feel solid. The finish looks like a classic Nikon professional lens but then Tokina was founded by Nikon engineers. I have used a Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 which I have owned for 2 years now and it is flawless however all my other lenses are Nikkor. Needless to say I sent the Nikkor 105mm f2.8 back and I am enjoying my Tokina Macro with no regrets. Sometimes more money doesn't buy more. I highly recommend the Tokina for serious Macro work. The fact it has an aperture ring will be an advantage with bellows and some extension tubes also.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Great Advice from Adorama


from Palmyra, Virginia  -  Photo Enthusiast

I called Adorama asking for some advice on Macro lenses fully expecting them to steer me towards a more expensive lens. They suggested the Tokina 100mm Macro as I am going to be using it for wildlife - small wildlife" - and I was interested in rounding out my lens "kit". I've had it a week now and I am delighted with the clarity and ease of use. I won't repeat what I've read on many of the reviews but, so far very pleased with quality over-all. My big surprise was my grandchildren were visiting and I snapped a few portraits only because it was not convenient to change the lens. The portraits came out great! So, I'm a fan. Attached pictures tell it all.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great Macro Lens


from Richmond, VA  -  Casual Photographer

I am an amature photographer and this lens is all I could want in a macro. I almost went with the Canon L that was twice the price but I am glad I didnt. This is just as good if not better. I have nothing to complain about it.


5 Stars


from Houston

I researched several macro lens for some time before purchasing the Tokina. This is the first non-Nikon lens I have bought. I have to say, what a fantastic lens, at around half the price of the competition.Super sharp and great at focusing up closely. I loved this lens and recomend for all.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Amazing Macro Lens


from Arkansas  -  Photo Enthusiast

I do photography as a hobby and particularly like nature and macro shots. After doing a lot of research, I purchased this lens to use for my macro photos. I have a Nikon D5300, which doesn't have a built in auto-focus motor, so I knew I would have to use manual focus on this lens. I was a little worried about that but it hasn't been a problem at all. This is now my favorite lens. It takes incredible shots and it's not too bulky.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Everything I wanted in a macro


from Haddam, CT.  -  Photography Student

I use this lens as a prime on my d610 mainly shooting insects on flowers. I really like the jump ring from auto to manual focus. I normally will bring in the focus on auto and then jump to manual for the real close up, but with this lens and camera combo the auto focus seems to be spot-on.


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Tim Z  Is this compatible with the 6D? I noticed One answer but question the authenticity of the respondent
DAVID W  Hi Tim; I don't own a 6D, but do have both a 5D Mk2 and a 7D, as well as several film Canons, EOS1Ns & 3s. This lens works very well on all of them and is of very good quality. As the 6D is a full frame digital it should work well for you! Best wishes, Dave
Shopper  will it work with my canon 70D?
CHARLES M  It works perfectly on the 7d and is an excellent lens. You do have to remember that the sensor on the 7d has a 1.6 multiplication factor so the 100mm lens becomes a 160mm lens. That is not an issue because it gives you a lot more room between the camera and the subject for macro shots.
Prabir B  Any idea if this lens is suitable for Canon T2i? And is this lens good at low light?
CHUCK B  This lens works fine with the T2i. F2.8 would be considered fast for a zoom, but it is only average speed for a prime. If you are using this lens for macro photography, speedy lens don't matter, as you will usually be stopped down to get a larger depth of field. If you are using the lens primarily as a portrait lens, then Canon's EF 100mm f2 would be a better choice. If you plan on upgrading your camera to a 7D someday, buy the more expensive Canon 100mm macro lens. It is very sharp, equally fast, and focuses better with AF.
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