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 Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Tokina Protector Filter with Hydrophilic Coating
From Kenko Tokina USA:
 
APRIL 13, 2015 – Kenko Tokina USA, Inc. is pleased to announce the specialized Tokina Cinema Hydrophilic filters for broadcast and cinema use. Tokina Cinema Hydrophilic filters have a coating layer that does not allow water to bead up like traditional filter coatings. If water cannot bead it simply flows evenly off the filter surface making for clear viewing and recording even in a steady rain.
 
Water-drops on glass are formed by surface tension and adhesion. Once the weight of the water is sufficient to overcome the strength of these two forces the water beings to flow. This can be seen every time water drops first “stick to” and then cascade down a window when it rains.
 
The Tokina Cinema Hydrophilic coating does not allow surface adhesion so water drops cannot form. The coating Tokina Cinema Hydrophilic filters permanent and does not ever need to be reapplied, unlike over-the counter products that make a similar claim. The filter coating is “recharged” by UV light making it ideal for stationary weather cameras or other cameras that are being exposed to sunlight for several hours a day.*
 
Tokina Cinema Hydrophilic filters come in standard broadcast sizes from 77MM to 127MM as well as square and rectangular.
 
Specifications: Glass: Optical Clear Protector Glass
Coating: Multi-layer Proprietary Coating
Size Availability: 77MM, 82MM, 86MM, 95MM, 105MM, 112MM, 127MM, 4x4, 4x5.65
Retail Price: Starting at $405.00
Availability: April, 2015
Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 4/14/2015 7:15:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
Tokina Cinema Pro IRND 3-Stop Neutral Density Filter
From Kenko Tokina USA:
 
APRIL 13, 2015 – Kenko Tokina USA, Inc. is pleased to announce the Tokina Cinema IRND neutral density filters for cinematography.
 
The Tokina Cinema IRND filters use ACCU-ND technology to yield a truly neutral color balance that will not add any noticeable color cast to your footage. This series was created specifically for the cinema and HDSLR video markets.
 
The Metallic ACCU-ND coating on the IRND filters do not color shift as you move from one density to the next, a common problem with almost all other series of neutral density filters. Now you can set your white balance once and have the same color balance even if you need to change filters due to changes in lighting, or have multiple cameras with different strengths of filters on them.
 
The ACCU-ND metallic coating also has the added essential benefit of accurately controlling and suppressing infrared (IR) light so color fidelity is maintained. This is important as IR can add its own color cast when recording outside and manly other IR filters on the market add their own color cast that can be difficult to correct in post production.
 
The IRND filters use an exclusive clear optical glass that has a metallic ACCU-ND coating bonded to the surface of the glass to create the neutral density affect.
 
The Tokina IRND series has round filters in common sizes from 82MM to 127MM and strengths from one stop (0.3) to four stops (1.2). The series also has two square mat-box sizes that are available from one stop to 7 stops of light reduction.
 
Prices start at $210.00 for the 82MM size.
Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 4/14/2015 7:07:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Tokina Announces Cinema AT-X 50-135mm T3.0 Lens with PL Mount
From Tokina:
 
February 11, 2015 – Kenko Tokina USA, Inc. is pleased to announce the Tokina Cinema AT-X 50-135mm T3.0 lens. Tokina engineers created a lens of this focal length that is Parfocal, has dramatically reduced breathing and image shift, and has a de-clicked, 9-bladed, curved iris for beautiful bokeh and precise exposure control. With its 1M close-focus capability, the lens allows you the freedom to capture tight close-ups while maintaining a comfortable distance from your subject.
 
The Tokina Cinema 50-135mm T3.0 optic is 4K ready and beyond and delivers a highly versatile zoom range in a compact design. The lens has an industry standard 114mm outer front barrel for matt boxes and a 112mm filter threat for mounting filters or other accessories.
 
Features:
 
  • Parfocal lens design allows you to maintain precise focus while using the zoom control.
  • Constant T3.0 throughout the 50mm to 135mm zoom range
  • Reduced breathing so you can focus on the scene and not the lens
  • Smooth, de-clicked, 9-bladed, curved iris for beautiful out-of-focus areas.
  • Virtually no image shift when using the zoom control during filming
  • Aspherical elements and Super-Low Dispersion glass reduce distortion and increase optical performance
  • 4K Image ready
  • Durable, all-metal cine-style housing with geared manual zoom, focus, and aperture rings for use in follow-focus systems.
  • Common 114mm front diameter for use with a wide variety of matte boxes and accessories.
  • Zoom, focus, and iris markings are on both sides of the lens for easy viewing and more mounting/follow-focus options.
  • LDS (Lens Data System) support is possible
  • Available Mounts: PL and EF
Specifications:
 
MountsPL, Canon EF
Focal Length 50-135mm
Maximum Aperture T3.0 Constant
Zoom Ratio2.7
Optical Structure 14 groups /18 elements
Sensor Size Super 35mm
Minimum Focus Distance 1m ( 3.28 ft)
Magnification Ratio00:00.0
Zoom Mode Rotary Zoom
Aperture/Iris Blades9
Depth of Field T3.0 – T22 (F2.8 – F22)
Filter Size 112 mm
Overall Length PL Mount - 159mm (from 142mm mount surface)
EF Mount - 155.5mm (from 150mm mount surface)
Diameter of Front 114mm
Maximum Diameter 123mm
Weight 1.53kg
Price$4,499.00
Availability April 2015

B&H has the Tokina Cinema 50-135mm T3.0 available for preorder.
 
Note: Image above shows the PL mount version of the lens. The EF mount image was not available at the time of this post.
Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 2/11/2015 8:59:40 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, July 22, 2014
 Friday, May 16, 2014
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/4L 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
Category: Tokina News
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 3, 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 5, 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 4, 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).
Category: Tokina News
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
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