Sometimes a lens at my local photo shop sits on the secondhand shelf unsold for so long that it then gets put in the £5 'rummage box'. So it was with the Tokina 50-250mm f/4-5.6 AT-X reviwed here. Lens tested on D810. I write this as honetly I am amazed how cheap really quite decent lenses may be obtained. When I see people spending hundreds of pounds worth of money that they have struggled to earn on new gear I feel like saying 'check out the rummage box - and save yourself a grand'. Anyway, I digress. This lens was in very clean used condition and on picking it up I saw the useful focal length range and good build and also had to do a double take - does it really go down to 1:1.4 life size? It does...and that's more than some genuine macro lenses! First off, here is my lens.