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Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S Lens
Tokina announced a new stabilized telephoto zoom to the Japanese market – the AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S for Nikon. The google translation for the announcement is a little clunky, but you can find it on Tokina Japan's website.
 
Specifications

Focal length70-200 mm
Angle of view34.45 ° ~ 12.42 ° (35mm full format)
BrightnessF4
Lens constitution19 pieces of 14 group
Minimum focusing distance1.0 m
Maximum magnification macro1:3.57
Filter Size67mm
Size82mm (maximum diameter) X167.5 mm (total length)
Weight980 g
Supported FormatsTo 24x36mm (35mm full format)
Corresponding mountNikon DSLR (full-size solid-state image sensor)
JAN Code: 4961607 216 569

Thoughts – I'm assuming Tokina will eventually come out with a Canon version of this lens. The price quoted for the Nikon version in the Japanese market is 150,000 yen, or roughly $1,480.00 USD. At that price, it would exceed the MSRP of the similarly spec'd Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM. The specs indicate Tokina will be built like a tank (as most Tokinas are), with a much heavier weight in comparison (980g vs 760g). [Sean]

Posted to: Nikon News
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Post Date: 5/16/2014 7:20:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, June 14, 2013
Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro Lens
From Tokina:
 
Wide Zoom Range
The new Tokina AT-X 12-28mmF/4lens has a super-wide to standard zoom range while maintaining a constant fast f/4.0 aperture. This makes ita very versatile lens for different photo applications such as scenery, street scenes photography and event coverage. The lens is designed for DSLR cameras with APS-C (DX) sized sensors.
 
New Optical Design
A new optical design using aspherical elements and super-low dispersion glass matches even the highest mega-pixel DX sensors cameras available today.
 
One asphericallenselement is positioned in the front group. This together with another precision molded glass aspherical lens element placed in the rear group ideally focuses marginal light rays andmaintains sharpness at the edgeswhile also correcting distortion. The use of two different SD(Super-low Dispersion)glass elements,typeFK01 and FK03,correctschromatic aberration. The combination of all these specialized elements in the optical design yield excellent sharpness and color.
 
New Auto Focus Mechanism
The new AF “GMR magnetic precision” control sensor is capable offastauto-focus. Tokina placed the new sensor closerto the drive unit in the lens for faster communicationbetween the controller and AF motor. This combined with the motor's high-precision focus control yields faster, more accurate auto-focus.
 
Additionally, a brand new “SD-M” (Silent Drive-Module) has greatly lowered the sounds emitted by the auto focusdrive system allowing for much quieter AF. Both Canon and Nikon mounts have a built-in AF motor to make them auto-focus compatible with all current camera bodies.
 
Compact Body Design
The Tokin AT-X 12-28mmF/4 compact designmakes the lens easy to carry and handle. Manual focus is achieved through Tokina's one-touch focus clutch AF/MF mechanism. Simply slide the manual focus ring forward for auto-focus or back for manual focus operation. The lens focus ringis damped in the manual mode for smooth and precise focusing.
 
In addition thelens has a 77mm filter size allowing filters such as the Hoya HD2low-profilecircular polarizer or UV to be used.
 
Specifications
Focal Length: 12-28MM
Equivalent Focal Length:18-42MM Nikon / 19-45MM Canon
Maximum Aperture: F/4
Minimum Aperture: F/22
Optical Construction: 14 Elements / 12 Groups
Coatings: Multi-layer coatings
Angle of View: 99.37° –54.73°
Minimum Focus Distance: 9.8 in. (25cm)
Reproduction Ratio: 1:4.94
Zooming System: Rotary Zoom
Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9curved blades
Filter Size: 77mm
Maximum Outer Diameter: 3.31n. (84mm)
Dimensions: 3.31in. (84mm) x 3.54L in. (90mm)
Weight:: 18.70 oz. (530g)
Lens Hood: BH-77B
Mount Availability: Canon, Nikon
Est. Street Price: $599.00
 
B&H has the Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro Lens available for preorder.
Post Date: 6/14/2013 12:01:00 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, March 16, 2012
Tokina has announced that the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX II Lens release has been slightly delayed.
 
The Nikon digital (APS-C) mount version will be released April 6, 2012 and the Canon digital (APS-C) mount version will be released in late July 2012 .
Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 3/16/2012 3:20:43 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, February 03, 2012
Tokina will be showing a prototype of the new Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO SD IF FX Lens at the Kenko Tokina booth at the CP + show.
 
Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO SD IF FX Lens
 
The new Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO SD IF FX Lens will feature a Ring-type ultrasonic motor and image stabilization.
 
Specifications
 
Focal length: 70-200mm
Max Aperture: f/4
Minimum Focusing Distance: 1.0m
Width: 80mm
Length: 168mm
Weight: Undecided
Remarks: Ultrasonic motor, built-in image stabilization
Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 2/3/2012 10:25:40 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, January 25, 2012
From Kenko Tokina, translated by Google:
 
Successor of the Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX, Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX II announced
 
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX II Lens
 
Popular super wide zoom lens, Tokina AT-Tokina AT X 116 PRO DX-successor model appeared X 116 PRO DX II. Keep the optical system of the AT-X 116 PRO DX, a new coating applied. Smoother gradations in the shadows.
 
Placed in the front group P-molded glass aspherical lens that together with the group after the aspherical lens placed in MO, and distortion, aberration correction, ideally each.
 
In addition, SD very close to fluorite (ultra low dispersion) glass uses two. Elimination of chromatic aberration.
 
Not only for Canon digital with a motor inside the lens for Nikon. AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX , 17-35 F4 AT-X PRO FX Tokina SD and GMR sensors mounted on its own-M (Silent Drive-Module), quiet and highly accurate combination of has realized the AF.
 
Lens construction: 13 elements in 11 groups each (Retail Price: ¥ 90,000 (tax not included with hood)
 
Nikon digital (APS-C): Will be released in late March 2012.
Canon digital (APS-C): Will be released in late July 2012.
Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 1/25/2012 10:10:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, October 13, 2011
The Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens was formally announced today via a press release.
 
Adorama has had the Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens in stock for over a week.
Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 10/13/2011 8:48:48 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, August 05, 2011
The Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens in Canon FX mount will be released on August 31, 2011 according to a Kenko Tokina statement issued today.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 8/5/2011 7:51:57 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, July 15, 2011
Kenko-Tokina has announced that, due to defects found in component parts, production of the Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens has been temporarily suspended.
 
The Canon mount Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens is now scheduled for release at the end of August (originally late July).
 
The Nikon mount Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens is now scheduled for release in early September (originally end of August).
Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 7/15/2011 9:08:49 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, July 04, 2011

Tokina, sans press release (that I have found), has introduced the Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens.
 
Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens features include One-touch Focus Clutch, Silent Drive-Module AND rubber sealing mount.
 
AT-X 17-35 F4 PRO FX specs
Focal length: 17-35mm
Filter Size: 82mm
Brightness: F4
Number of aperture blades: Nine
Format: 24 × 36mm (full-size digital only)
Minimum aperture: F22
Greatest dimension: 89.0mm
Lens Construction: Each group 13 12
Full Length: Approximately 94.5mm
Coating: Multilayer coating
Weight: Approximately 600g
Angle of view: 103.96 °-64.74 °
Accessories: Only hood
Minimum focusing distance: 0.28m
The maximum macro magnification: 1:4.82
Compatible Mount:
Nikon (full-size solid-state imaging device): 4961607634318
Canon (full-size solid-state imaging device): 4961607634325
 
The new Tokina 17-35 Will be released in late July 2011 for Canon mount and September 2011 for Nikon mount.
 
Find more information and sample images here.
Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 7/4/2011 12:40:49 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, June 24, 2011
Just announced: Tokina 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 AT-X FX Fisheye Lens (press release).
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Post Date: 6/24/2011 6:29:24 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, July 12, 2010
The English version of the Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 PRO FX Lens Press Release is now available.
Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 7/12/2010 4:36:59 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, July 06, 2010
Read the Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 PRO FX Lens Press Release for information about this new lens coming to Canon and Nikon mounts in the near future.
Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 7/6/2010 10:19:32 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
   
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