Question about Tokina 80-200mm f/2.8 AT-X 828 AF PRO Auto Focus Zoom Lens with hood & pouch for Nikon AF

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Soft when lens opened up

It appears the sweet spot for this lens is f6.7 and up. I've read some reviews stating they where getting good pics open wide f2.8. Is there something that can be done to the lens to make it less soft at the upper end. ie f2.8-4.0


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  • dvdman45 Jan 18, 2009

    Unfortunately it is soft throughout the pictures at wide open


  • dvdman45 Jan 21, 2009

    Unfortuately even in the tight area, of say f2.8, it is still soft...guess I got a lens that could use some tweekin'



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Your depth of field will be reduced, but that may be what you are after and the results are fantastic for portraits. The focus will be tight in a smaller area - You don't have to go that far, but you'll have to slow down your exposure time in combination with the upping the ISO (you are shooting with a digital camera correct?) test that out on some images to see if that helps out.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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    Randy Wheatley Jan 29, 2009


    I never asked you what type of resluts you are trying to get? That is a versitile lens, what is it about the softness you are concerned about? Your comment about the tight area makes me think you are relating it to focus, my comment related to the depth of field - can you give me some more info on the problem?



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