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Tokina 300mm f/6.3 Reflex Telephoto Macro Lens for MFT Mount

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Tokina 300mm f/6.3 Reflex Telephoto Macro Lens for MFT Mount
Key Features
  • Compact Ultra-telephoto Mirror Lens
  • 600mm Focal Length in 35mm Equivalency
  • Designed for Micro Four-Thirds Mounts
The 300mm f/6.3 Reflex Telephoto Macro Lens for MFT Mount from Tokina is a compact, ultra-telephoto lens designed specifically for mirrorless compact cameras using a micro four-thirds (MFT) mount. We can classify this lens as an ultra-telephoto because its 35mm focal length equivalency is 600mm, bringing distant objects very close. A catadioptric (mirror) lens designed for mirrorless cameras, this lens is quite compact, but its all metal barrel ensures durability. 

The lens has a fixed aperture of f/6.3 and is manual focusing. An extra-wide focus ring and smooth focusing action allow for ease of operation and accurate telephoto focusing. Its multi-layer lens coatings minimize reflections and optical aberrations and being a catadioptric lens, chromatic aberration is virtually non-existent. Telephoto lenses are ideal for shooting wildlife, flowers and natural scenes and this is a perfect lens to get creative with the latest mirrorless cameras.

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Tokina 300mm f/6.3 Overview

The 300mm f/6.3 Reflex Telephoto Macro Lens for MFT Mount from Tokina is a compact, ultra-telephoto lens designed specifically for mirrorless compact cameras using a micro four-thirds (MFT) mount. We can classify this lens as an ultra-telephoto because its 35mm focal length equivalency is 600mm, bringing distant objects very close. A catadioptric (mirror) lens designed for mirrorless cameras, this lens is quite compact, but its all metal barrel ensures durability. 

The lens has a fixed aperture of f/6.3 and is manual focusing. An extra-wide focus ring and smooth focusing action allow for ease of operation and accurate telephoto focusing. Its multi-layer lens coatings minimize reflections and optical aberrations and being a catadioptric lens, chromatic aberration is virtually non-existent. Telephoto lenses are ideal for shooting wildlife, flowers and natural scenes and this is a perfect lens to get creative with the latest mirrorless cameras.

300mm Ultra-telephoto lens equivalent to 600mm in 35mm format
Compact mirror lens designed for micro four-thirds mount.
Manual focus with fixed f/6.3 aperture

Tokina 300mm f/6.3 Specs

Lens MountMicro Four Thirds
Angle of View
Minimum Focus Distance34.5" / 87.63 cm
Optical Design13 Elements in 11 Groups
Dimensions (ø x L)2.17 x 2.6" / 55.12 x 66.04 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.8 x 4.5 x 4.3"

Tokina 300mm f/6.3 Reviews

Very small, light, portable, long telephoto

By Craig
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-01-30

Got this when the price was really low. Actually works decent, but no where near the resolution of good standard telephoto lenses. But this lens only weighs a few ounces and is so small, so it's much easier to have with you.

A fun lens

By Richard the Red
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-02-03

I specifically wanted the donut bokeh for a project and this lens was the right price. I knew it wouldn't be as sharp as a standard all glass elements lens and it isn't, but not nearly as unsharp as one might think, considering there is a hole in the middle of the light gathering. The lens is incredibly small, compact and light. Used on a micro 4/3 camera, with an effective 600mm focal length, a high shutter speed can make up for the shake but not for the difficulty in accurately framing due to operator movement. At 600mm, a little movement goes a long way. I will mostly use this lens on a tripod, especially since it is primarily for video use. It seems quite well made, mounting nicely on my GH4. I would have appreciated a lens pouch but one was not included. Razor thin depth of field, wonderful donut bokeh.

Good mirror lens for your mirrorless camera!

By rjenson
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-12-13

I have used other mirror lenses so I knew I would have the donut bokeh. So I wasn't upset when it did. Is it as sharp as my excellent Olympus micro four thirds lenses. No. But then I didn't expect that either. It gives me the equivalent of a 600mm on my micro four thirds bodies. And that is a great reach for the cost. Best feature is the cost, second is the size. This thing is tiny!

how much do you have to pay for fun?

By oni
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2015-11-24

great lens for hobbyist who doesn't want to pay more than what is much just for fun.

Practically unusable

By Vadim
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2017-01-03

I bought it for OM-D E-M5 Mark II and found it pretty much unusable. It is very difficult to focus. You have to use MF Assist mode (when the image is magnified) to really focus. But while magnification is needed for precise focusing, it hinders rough focusing. I don't know, maybe there is some special mode that I don't know, but I could not find a way to make focusing practical. Even then the image is not very sharp and very low contrast. Maybe some people who like to experiment find how to use it (that's why I'm giving 2 starts and not 1) - I am sending it back.

Takes more effort, but you can get good pictures.

By Luis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-12

Given the manual focus and the range of this lens, you need good sunlight and use high shutter speeds. I also had to use the electronic viewfinder, the screen was useless to get the appropriate focus. Once you manage these things you can get nice quality pictures, it just takes more time. Another cool thing is that it can focus as close as 80 cm and it is pretty portable. You can't beat this for price and portability.

A very satisfactory and affordable long lens.

By Richard M.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-01

I am very pleased with this lens, especially at the B&H price. I have tested it briefly on both an Olympus M5 and a Panasonic G7, and I am quite pleased with it. As with all mirror lenses, the depth of field is quite small, so careful focusing is a must. The background drops out nicely - in my tests I did not see an objectionable amount of circular highlights, although they might occur with a bright background. Contrast was good, and the f/6.3 aperture allows for plenty of latitude for shutter speed and ISO. Both example photos were from a tripod with no image stabilization. Construction is quite robust, and focusing is smooth and even. A nice lens to have in the arsenal.

Tiny Telephoto

By Photon
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2016-05-02

o Great to have in bag for unforeseen need. o Razor thin depth of field is mixed blessing. o Easily worth B&H Photo's price. o Very nice build quality and feel. o Sharp enough for my use. o I'd like more contrast, but that's the nature of a catadioptric lens.

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Is this compatible using all features with the Olympus pl6 MFT? Also if I understand previous Q&A using manual focus is the only way to go-correct
Asked by: Robert C.
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Is this lens compatible with the Olympus OM-D EM-1 camera?
Asked by: Dan D.
Sorry for late reply. Yes, it is compatiable with Olympus OM-D-EM-1. However, only manual focus is possible.
Answered by: MAK K.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Is this compatible with an Olympus E-PM2?
Asked by: Kristy L.
I have used this lens with a Panasonic GX-7 camera. There was no problem. I do not know what format or lens mount the Olympus E-PM2 have. Regret inability to answer.
Answered by: Basudev M.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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Is this lens compatible with my Panasonic Lumix DMC GX7 camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
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Is this lenses all manual (focus and iris)? Can it be used with BlackMagic 2.5k mount MFT?
Asked by: Anonymous
The BlackMagic Cinema MFT mount camera requires use of manual focus and manually adjustable aperture lenses. The Tokina 300mm f/6.3 Reflex Telephoto Macro Lens for MFT Mount will mount on the camera but will not allow you to adjust the aperture of the lens as this lens has a fixed aperture of f6.3. The benefit of the camera using the MFT mount is the availability of adapters which will allow one to mount various manual focus/manual aperture lenses to the camera.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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