Tokina SZX 400mm f/8 lens is now available in eight different mounts… sort of

Dec 21, 2021

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Tokina SZX 400mm f/8 lens is now available in eight different mounts… sort of

Dec 21, 2021

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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You may already be familiar with Tokina SZX 400mm f/8, a super-telephoto reflex lens Tokina initially launched last year. The lens is now available in eight different mounts – but once again, not natively.

The Tokina SZX 400mm f/8 is similar to reflecting telescopes, featuring internal mirrors to effectively increase the focal length. This allows the lens to have the 400mm focal length, yet stay very small and lightweight. It’s 2.91 x 3.03″ (74 x 77 mm) in size and 12.52 oz (355 g), which makes it ideal for traveling if you want to pack light and still take some wildlife photos, for example.

As far as the specs go, they’re pretty much the same as the previously launched version of the lens. The only difference is that it doesn’t feature an M42 mount anymore, but it comes with a T-mount. You can adapt the lens to your DSLR or mirrorless camera, but once again, you’ll have to use an adapter that’s included with the lens when you buy it. You can choose between Nikon F, Nikon Z, Canon EF, Sony E, Fuji X, Pentax K, MFT, and, of course – the T-mount. Here are the full specs:

Focal Length400mm
Maximum Aperturef/8
Minimum ApertureNot Specified by Manufacturer
Lens MountT-mount
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View6° 8′
Tilt-ShiftNot Specified by Manufacturer
Minimum Focus Distance45.28″ / 1.15 m
Maximum Magnification0.4x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1970-01-01 00:01:03
Optical Design6 Elements in 5 Groups
Diaphragm Blades0
Focus TypeManual Focus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.91 x 2.99″ / 74 x 76 mm
Weight12.52 oz / 355 g

The Tokina SZX 400mm f/8 is available for orders at the price of $224.

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8 responses to “Tokina SZX 400mm f/8 lens is now available in eight different mounts… sort of”

  1. rutenrudi Avatar
    rutenrudi

    What I love most is the link to the old article on the lens where Mr
    Aldred shows he has no idea about camera mounts by flaming it to not be
    common M42 and not even mentioning the T(2)-mount it actually is (that
    also has a lot longer flange distance than M42). It’s kinda hilarious,
    and sad.

    1. Kaouthia Avatar
      Kaouthia

      Huh? Where did I “flame” anything? I merely pointed out that it wasn’t the standard M42 mount to prevent people trying to mount it to an M42 adapter (or a camera with a native M42 mount) and damaging it.

      What’s kinda sad, but not very hilarious, is how you like to put words in other peoples mouths and read meaning into things that isn’t there in order to try to make yourself look like a tough guy on Internet comments.

      Merry Christmas! :)

      1. rutenrudi Avatar
        rutenrudi

        “Despite the fact that it has a 42mm thread to mount the adapter for your
        chosen camera system, it’s not an M42 lens mount. The thread pitch is
        0.75mm, which is different from the 1mm pitch of M42.”

        That seems very flam-y, as Tamron nowhere claims it’s an M42 lens, the only time 42mm is mentioned on their product page is to explain the T-mount that you didn’t refer two when you used two sentences to explain which mount it is not (what no one might have guessed anyway). It sounds like a flame, sorry if I didn’t interpret that right. Maybe take it as critizism to your writing style? But I see you are now getting defensive and personal in a reply, which speaks a bit for itself as well.
        Bloggers aren’t journalists, huh.

        A merry Christmas for you too, also I never thanked you for following me on Thingiverse, so thank you for that. Another sad thing our only contact is like this – :)

        1. Kaouthia Avatar
          Kaouthia

          I think you’re just wildly misinterpreting what I’m saying, reading things into it that simply aren’t there and trying to put words into my mouth…

          This is a site for photographers. The only 42mm mount most of ’em have ever heard of is M42. I didn’t mention T mount because there are no T mount cameras out there. I mentioned M42 because there are M42 mount cameras out there and many people adapt M42 lenses to other current mounts. It was a warning to those who didn’t know any better to stop ’em from accidentally fucking up the threads trying to force it into the wrong type of mount. It wasn’t a flame.

          I’m not even sure who you think I’m flaming… Tamron themselves? The T-Mount? The M42 Mount? What?

          1. rutenrudi Avatar
            rutenrudi

            Yeah, why educate your readers about things that might enhance their horizon, sounds reasonable :) there are also no M42 cameras anymore, and given Tamrons rich history with Adaptall (which also had no cameras), it’s just weird to not even mention this, at all.
            “Flame” wasn’t probably the right word, I’m not native english.

            Is this the usual way this blog reacts to criticism?

          2. Kaouthia Avatar
            Kaouthia

            This is M42 mount. It was released in 2020. Enhance your horizon.

            https://www.diyphotography.net/the-nons-sl42-is-the-worlds-first-m42-mount-instant-film-slr-camera/

            What you posted didn’t come off as criticism. It came off as insulting. I knew I shouldn’t have engaged.

          3. rutenrudi Avatar
            rutenrudi

            Oof, yeah I saw that camera, truth be told it didn’t come to my mind. Not sure if I would bring that as a prime example for modern M42 cameras though. T mount is still used in astro, no? Definitely not a bad thing to mention, but you do you.

            Sorry if it insulted you, that wasn’t my intention, I just found it kinda funny how this info is just dropped on a site like this. Now you don’t seem like a stranger to becoming defensive and insulting quite quickly, which is really sad to see. Never meet your heroes, huh

  • John Beatty Avatar
    John Beatty

    So, another mirror reflect lens but for much more $$$ than many of the same thing out there. I like Tokina lenses and own a few, use their wide and macro lenses quite frequently. I also have a couple of mirror reflect lenses (500 and 800mm in f11 and f8) that are great for astro and when I’m in the mood for donuts. :) It is a a pass for me.