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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • Compact Ultra-telephoto Mirror Lens
  • 600mm Focal Length in 35mm Equivalency
  • Designed for Micro Four-Thirds Mounts

Tokina 300mm f/6.3 overview

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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
In the Box
Tokina 300mm f/6.3 Reflex Telephoto Macro Lens for MFT Mount
  • Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • BH-552 Lens Hood
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Tokina 300mm f/6.3 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 300mm
    Comparable Focal Length: 600 mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/6.3 - 6.3
    Minimum: f/6.3 - 6.3
    Camera Mount Type Micro Four Thirds
    Format Compatibility Micro Four Thirds
    Angle of View

    4 degrees 8 minutes

    Minimum Focus Distance 34.50" / 87.63 cm
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:2
    Optical Design 13 Elements in 11 Groups
    Features
    Autofocus No
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 55 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.17 x 2.60" / 55.12 x 66.04 mm
    Weight 10.51 oz / 298 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.8 x 4.5 x 4.3"

    Tokina 300mm f/6.3 reviews

    300mm f/6.3 Reflex Telephoto Macro Lens for MFT Mount is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 17.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Back to the future Years ago I owned a Tokina 500mm mirror lens in the old Canon FD mount. The new Micro 4/3 mirror lens is very similar in concept. Don't expect it to be a brilliant long range lens; it is computed for medium to close-up shots, where it performs very well. It's great virtue is size and weight. As a South African I often visit our game reserves and work in my van, where a mirror lens is ideal. Some people dislike the bokeh with it's doughnut highlights but I don't. Olympus cameras handle manual focus so well that I think it is a positive advantage in the field.
    Date published: 2013-03-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from handy little telephoto lens I was told that Minolta mades a very good 250 mm reflex lens. That would be about right for taking photos of birds and butterflies. I have been watching *auctions for that lens, and find it too expensive. I was wondering why doesn't some else make a similar lens . I am happy that Tokina is making one. This lens also saves me the trouble of having to make a Minolta to Micro 4/3 adaptor. For comparison, I also have a Lumix G vario 100-300 lens. The Lumix lens gives an image of much higher contrast. Back in the days of film, low-contrast is bad . But these days, contrast is easily corrected --- no problem . The Lumix also seems to be sharper. But it sticks out about twice as much, and is heavy . So there are time when I would bring along only the Tokina .
    Date published: 2014-02-14
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Lens to have fun with I bought this lens to use on my OMD EM5; I would say without the stabilization from the OMD this lens would not be very useful. The image produced by this lens is not that great, so I wouldn't use it for any serious shots. But because it's so compact and works well with the OMD, It is easy to carry around and have fun with it.
    Date published: 2012-09-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helps not to miss the shot I'm using it as my everyday carry telephoto lens for Olympus E-PL1 camera. There are several catadioptric lenses on the market, including the old ones, but this is unique piece of gear, because it was designed for m4/3 system, therefore it does not have extra weight and size like others. You can easily fit it into very small bag unlike regular lenses with equivalent focal length (2x longer) and take it wherever you go. It could be important for people who are in ultralight hiking and mountaineering. Please, keep in mind, that focusing ring is very sensitive while depth of field is pretty shallow. Sometimes, people are blaming this type of lenses for donuts in the out-of-focus area, but actually, it could be found only in situation, when there are bright objects on the background. Focal length of this lens requires to shoot at 1/200 exposure or even shorter, if objects are moving. With f/6.3 exposure, it means going to ISO 320 or higher in regular sunny here in Oregon. Included hood has velvet inner surface and it's pretty long, comparing to other brands of such lenses. There are several small flaws I don't like, while it does not make this lens unusable: - rear end is pretty smooth and it does not give you that secure grip when putting the lens on and off the camera; - key point on the lens is labeled by white paint dot over the silver surface finish - not really easy to spot, I'd prefer something I could sense with my fingers, like red rivets on Panasonic lenses; - taking the hood off (when it's in folded position) requires turning the focusing ring until it stops in the closest position; - infinity mark is quite wide (while focusing ring goes a bit beyond it).
    Date published: 2014-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens for the price The manual focus is very touchy. But once it's dialed in it takes sharp pictures. Here's how to do it: Lock camera on tripod. Use live view and magnify (on my OMD em-10) to focus. Use remote or timer to trip shutter. Take cool pictures ?
    Date published: 2015-11-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very satisfactory and affordable long lens. 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.
    Date published: 2016-12-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good mirror lens for your mirrorless camera! 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!
    Date published: 2015-12-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fun lens 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.
    Date published: 2016-02-03
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