Tokina SZ-X 630 60-300mm f4-5.6 Zoom Lens on OM-D EM-5

Tokina SZ-X 630 60-300mm f4-5.6 Zoom Lens Canon FD mounted on my OM-D EM-5

This is a used Tokina SZ-X 630 60-300mm f4-5.6 Zoom Lens Canon FD that I just bought from ebay, mounted on my OM-D EM-5 micro four thirds camera. It feels good on my EM-5, it’s not too heavy and is well balanced. It is lighter than my other FD telephoto, the Canon FD 200mm F/4 Prime Lens and shorter when not extended.

The Tokina 60-300mm is shorter and lighter than the Canon FD 200mm F/4 prime lens

 

But is longer than the Canon FD 200mm F/4 prime when fully extended to 300mm.

The Tokina 60-300mm is longer than the Canon FD 200mm F/4 Prime lens when fully extended

I’m excited to try it out for some bird photography. With this lens, and the mft crop factor of 2x, I get an effective  600mm focal length (300×2).

 

Tokina 60-300mm F/4-5.6 for Canon FD

 

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One thought on “Tokina SZ-X 630 60-300mm f4-5.6 Zoom Lens on OM-D EM-5

  1. Adam Paul

    Hopefully, great minds think alike! I was searching around and comparing affordable 200mm and 300mm primes to mount on my PEN E-PM2 for some bird photography to extend past my 150mm kit lens, between Oly, Canon, Vivitar, and others, when I saw one recommendation to give this lens a try due to its sharpness and compactness. Very little is written about it (particularly in the digital age as an adapted lens) but I could not find any negative ratings.

    Despite the conventional wisdom to avoid zooms for adapted lenses, I looked on ebay and found a great example of one in OM mount for just over $50. As such, it will either be an epic steal or a money toss. I figure, even if it is decent in the low to mid-range, I will have gotten a great value. Anything else will be frosting! Happy shooting!

     
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