The Tokina AT-X 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX is a new constant-aperture wide zoom lens for 35mm full-frame SLR cameras. The lens has an optical formula that comprises 13 elements arranged in 12 groups, and comes with a nine-bladed iris diaphragm. Notable features include an angle-of-view range of 103.96° – 64.74°, a silent/high-precision AF motor, a rubber seal around the lens mount, and Tokina’s exclusive one-touch focus clutch mechanism that allows the photographer to switch between AF and MF simply by snapping the focus ring forward for AF and back toward the camera to focus manually.
The Canon and Nikon models will be released in July and September, respectively. The Tokina AT-X 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX lens will be available for 98,000 Yen (US$1,211) in Japan. Each purchase comes equipped with a lens hood. [Tokina]
Kenro has released the Tokina AT-X 16.5 – 135mm DX lens in the UK. Designed exclusively for digital SLR cameras with APS-C sensors, the lens is based on the award-winning AT-X 124 PRO DX (12-24mm f/4) model. This new compact ultra wide-range zoom lens has the equivalent angle of view to a 25-200mm, which makes it better suited for scenic and travel photography in addition to being a great standard lens for most general photography situations. The AT-X 16.5 – 135 DX’s optical design benefits from the latest advances in the industry. Three aspherical elements, one all glass precision-molded element and 2 compound elements yield high contrast. Additionally two Super-low Dispersion (SD) glass elements correct chromatic aberration. The Tokina AT-X 16.5 – 135mm DX lens is priced at £799 ($1,121). See one more picture after the jump. Read more…
The Tokina AT-X 116 Pro 11-16mm f2.8 lens is now available for Sony A-mount, Canon and Nikon APS-C. The lens has a bright f2.8 maximum aperture across its entire zoom range, and features Tokina’s exclusive “One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism”, allowing the photographer to switch between AF and MF simply by snapping the focus ring forward or backward. Weighing 560 grams, the Tokina AT-X 116 Pro 11-16mm lens is constructed of thirteen elements in eleven groups. Additionally, the lens also has an angle-of-view range of 104-degree to 82-degree. If you are living in the UK, you can purchase the Tokina AT-X 116 Pro 11-16mm lens for £740.25 at Kenro. [Product Page]