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    Default tokina 50-135mm, does it come with Image stabilizer?

    Hello all,
    lately been comparing tokina 50-135 with those 70-200mm IS, but the only thing that worries me is about the focal length of 50-135, does it need IS? or it is already a build in feature?
    50-135 or 70-200 IS?

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    Default Re: tokina 50-135mm, does it come with Image stabilizer?

    Kinda easy to determine by the name alone, or by reading a review, right?

    http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/27...review?start=2
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    Default Re: tokina 50-135mm, does it come with Image stabilizer?

    No stabilisation for the Tokina.

    Which one? whatever floats your boat buddy....
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    Default Re: tokina 50-135mm, does it come with Image stabilizer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxixen View Post
    Hello all,
    lately been comparing tokina 50-135 with those 70-200mm IS, but the only thing that worries me is about the focal length of 50-135, does it need IS? or it is already a build in feature?
    50-135 or 70-200 IS?
    try looking at the Pentax 50-135mm f/2.8 vs Tamron/Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 threads and the reasons why they pick either. Being Tokina lens terms like SMC, SDM, and so on do not apply.

    what you can do is check your photo exif and see just how many shots require you to shoot above 135mm.

    IS not built in so have to compensate with experience. Some cameras have built in IS though so any lens automatically becomes IS lens.
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    Default Re: tokina 50-135mm, does it come with Image stabilizer?

    i had this lense for a while and the lack of VR or IS didn't bother me much
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    Default Re: tokina 50-135mm, does it come with Image stabilizer?

    Does local shops still carry this lens? Thought it's quite difficult to find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo View Post
    Does local shops still carry this lens? Thought it's quite difficult to find it.
    i think this lens is out of production already
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    Default Re: tokina 50-135mm, does it come with Image stabilizer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    try looking at the Pentax 50-135mm f/2.8 vs Tamron/Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 threads and the reasons why they pick either. Being Tokina lens terms like SMC, SDM, and so on do not apply.

    what you can do is check your photo exif and see just how many shots require you to shoot above 135mm.

    IS not built in so have to compensate with experience. Some cameras have built in IS though so any lens automatically becomes IS lens.
    I hope you know that the Tokina 50-135/2.8 is almost the same lens as the Pentax 50-135/2.8. Pentax crossed licensed it from Tokina. Who actually manufactures the lens we don't know. But Tokina and Hoya are in cahoots.

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    Default Re: tokina 50-135mm, does it come with Image stabilizer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxixen View Post
    Hello all,
    lately been comparing tokina 50-135 with those 70-200mm IS, but the only thing that worries me is about the focal length of 50-135, does it need IS? or it is already a build in feature?
    50-135 or 70-200 IS?
    50-135/2.8 is to the cropped sensor cams what the 70-200/2.8 is to the FF cams.

    Need IS or not depends on you. and how you shoot.

    And no, Tokina 50-135/2.8 do not come with IS. If you get the nikon mount version, it doesn't even come with an af motor.

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    Default Re: tokina 50-135mm, does it come with Image stabilizer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo View Post
    Does local shops still carry this lens? Thought it's quite difficult to find it.
    It has been discontinued and removed recently from the Tokina line-up. But it is still available in Pentax mount as the Pentax 50-135/2.8.

    If you look hard enough, you can still find new copies of this lens in HK and sells for around SGD$680. I've checked with some shops in SG this year and most have cleared their stock. Some stores I know cleared stock of this lens late last year at around $600+. Was quite a good deal considering it sold for around high 700s or low 800s new back in the day.

    I was also looking for one for a while. But most recent postings in BnS of this lens are all overpriced and not worth it. For the prices some are asking for this lens, I got myself a Nikon 80-200/2.8. Much better IQ and build.
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    Default Re: tokina 50-135mm, does it come with Image stabilizer?

    u can ad the IS, by using a monopod....
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    Default Re: tokina 50-135mm, does it come with Image stabilizer?

    Quote Originally Posted by akerue View Post
    u can ad the IS, by using a monopod....
    That's a good one bro.

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