Tokina atx-i 17-35mm F4 FF sales date announcement
Nov 20, 2020
Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the sales release of Tokina atx-i 17-35mm F4 FF lens.
Sales will commence on December 11, 2020.
Tokina atx-i 17-35mm F4 FF is designed to fit Full Frame DSLR cameras and supports Nikon F and Canon EF mounts. With its wide angle properties this lens is a perfect gear for shooting landscapes, street snap, architecture and time-lapse. Constant f/4 aperture, robust design while maintaining a reasonable size and weight provide a new option for professional photographers who are especially active in travel.
Roadmap (November 2020 update)
Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the sales release of Tokina SZX SUPER TELE 400mm F8 Reflex MF lens.
Sales will commence on August 7, 2020.
Tokina SZX SUPER TELE 400mm F8 Reflex MF is a 400mm super tele lens that adopts catadioptric type optical design with a constant F8 aperture. The lens offers compact alternative to standard tele photo lenses as more and more photographers are looking for easy-to-carry gear. 400mm F8 Reflex MF is designed keeping in mind active travel photographers seeking for outdoor landscape, wild nature or birds by providing compact and lightweight lens to be rediscovered in the new era of also compact but high-tech mirrorless cameras.
Tokina SZX SUPER TELE 400mm F8 Reflex MF adopts 0.75mm pitch and 42mm thread mount standard, that allows this lens to be attached to any camera by using different mount adapters.
Tokina SZX SUPER TELE 400mm F8 Reflex MF can be required in Solo and Kit packages as below:
Mount adapters can be also purchased separately:
Dear customers. Thank you all for supporting Tokina brand.
On March 6, 2020 in commemoration of the 70th Tokina anniversary we made a development announcement of Tokina new lens line-up 2020 that thankfully attracted great attention of amateur and professional photographers. We received a lot of supportive messages from all around the world that is greatly appreciated.
The development process is constantly changing, so here we would like to update the lens roadmap as below. We are doing our best to introduce our new products to the market as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.
Notes: The release schedule is tentative. Product design may be changed without preliminary notification.
Tokina atx-i 11-20mm F2.8 CF worldwide sales date announcement
Jun 18, 2020
Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the sales release of Tokina atx-i 11-20mm F2.8 CF. The Tokina atx-i 11-20mm F2.8 CF is the third renewed long seller AT-X 11-20 F2.8 PRO DX (11-20mm f/2.8) model to fit contemporary DSLR cameras in newly launched atx-i series.
Sales will commence on July 10, 2020.
The Tokina atx-i 11-20mm F2.8 CF is designed as an ultra wide angle zoom lens for APS-C sensor DLSR cameras. It is the only f/2.8 fast ultra wide angle zoom lens for APS-C sized DSLR cameras on the current market*.
Focal length 11-20mm that covers equivalent angle of wide prime 18mm, 21mm, 24mm, 28mm lenses makes this lens attractive to be chosen after standard zoom lens or initially possessed wide angle zoom kit lens.
A constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout the entire zoom range is realized to achieve great results in low light conditions, for depth of field control and easy manual shooting, while maintaining a reasonable size and weight.
* At present time April, 2020
Mar 6, 2020
This year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of Tokina brand. In May, 1950 Tokyo Koki Manufacturing company (President, Mr. Denkichi KAWAGUCHI) was established in Shinjuku District, Tokyo as an optical products manufacturer and started designing and manufacturing Tokina brand lenses. During this long period Tokina has left a great legacy behind.
We are happy to introduce you our new Tokina 2020 line-up, which was originally planned to be presented at the biggest annual Asian Camera and Imaging photo show CP+2020 (Yokohama, Japan). Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the show was canceled.
We couldn't accept the loss of this great chance. Therefore, in commemoration of the 70th anniversary, we officially announce Tokina new lens line-up which we intend to release in 2020 year.
Note: The product images are tentative. Design may be changed without preliminary notification.
About compatibility of Tokina interchangeable lenses with Canon EOS R and Canon EOS RP mirrorless cameras (updated)
Thank you for using Tokina lenses.
We have thoroughly tested all current Tokina interchangeable lenses (Canon EF mount) with the Canon EOS R/Canon EOS RP mirrorless cameras and the Canon EF-EOS R mount adapter.
The results confirm that the current Tokina lens models showed no issues in general operation.
Currently, Tokina lenses are manufactured to show the best performance with the cameras updated with the latest firmware. There might be issues caused by the old firmware of the camera. If there are issues with the lens performance even if the camera firmware is updated to the latest one, please contact our official Distributors to require diagnostics service.
Furthermore, when using Tokina APS-C format lenses (Tokina DX lenses), in case the Cropping/Aspect ratio is set otherwise, it is necessary to reset it on "1.6x (Crop)" manually. When shooting with a different Cropping/Aspect ratio setting, vignetting is likely to occur.
About compatibility of Tokina interchangeable lenses with Nikon Z 6, Z 7 and Z 50 cameras (updated)
Thank you for using Tokina products.
We have thoroughly tested all current Tokina interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount) with the Nikon Z 6, Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 50 mirrorless camera using the Nikon mount adapter FTZ.
The results confirm that current Tokina lens models showed no issues in general operations with the following exceptions:
Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF
Issue: Compared with general conditions depending on aperture value AF speed might be slower.
Tokina AT-X 70-200 F4 FX VCM-S (70-200mm f/4)
Issue: AF communication error. However, the lens will operate normally in manual focus mode.
Please, note that due to mount adapter FTZ specifications, the following Tokina lenses do not AF but will operate in manual focus mode:
Tokina atx-i 100mm F2.8 FF MACRO
Tokina AT-X M100 PRO D Macro (100mm f/2.8)
Tokina AT-X 107 f/3.5-4.5 DX NH Fisheye (10-17mm)
Tokina AT-X 107 f/3.5-4.5 DX Fisheye (10-17mm)
For any question about compatibility of Tokina interchangeable lenses with Nikon Z 6, Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 50 mirrorless camera contact us via contact form.
Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE worldwide sales date announcement
Jan 17, 2020
The Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE is the first lens debuting in atx-m series designed to fit Sony E-mount full frame cameras. It is a completely newly designed medium tele photo prime lens in Tokina line-up featuring popular 85mm focal length and fast f/1.8 aperture that is excellent spec combination for shooting portraits, landscapes, street snaps and close up shots.
Sales will commence on February 7, 2020.
|Mount Availability||Canon, Nikon|
|Full Frame Sensor Comp’||Yes|
|Optical Construction||15 Elements / 11 Groups|
|Angle of View||84.20° – 34.49°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||14.96 in. (0.38m)|
|Zooming System||Rotary Zoom|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||9|
|Maximum Outer Diameter||3.52 in. (89.6mm)|
|Dimensions||4.23 in. (107.5mm L) x 3.52 in. (89.6mm W)|
|Weight||35.63 oz. (1,010g)|
|Lens Hood||BH-822 Included with lens (pictured)|
|Mounts||PL, Canon EF|
|Maximum Aperture||T3.0 Constant|
|Optical Structure||14 groups /18 elements|
|Sensor Size||Super 35mm|
|Minimum Focus Distance||1m ( 3.28 ft)|
|Zoom Mode||Rotary Zoom|
|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|
|Focal length||70-200 mm|
|Angle of view||34.45 ° ~ 12.42 ° (35mm full format)|
|Lens constitution||19 pieces of 14 group|
|Minimum focusing distance||1.0 m|
|Maximum magnification macro||1:3.57|
|Size||82mm (maximum diameter) X167.5 mm (total length)|
|Supported Formats||To 24x36mm (35mm full format)|
|Corresponding mount||Nikon 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]