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 Friday, January 17, 2020
From Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd.:
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.
High-Lighted Features

  • Simple and sophisticated design and high build quality based on anodized semi-satin finish metal and optical glass materials.
  • Smooth and beautiful bokeh, comparatively round light points in out of focus area thanks to fast aperture f/1.8, large diameter of front glass element and low light fall-off performance.
  • Outstanding resolving ability from corner to corner thanks to 10 glass elements including 1 SD element.
  • Effective ghost and flares care thanks to Tokina's exclusive Super Low Reflection Coating with water, oil&dust repellent abilities.
  • Quiet, speedy and accurate focusing realized by ST-M focus motor actuation.
  • Smooth and precise manual focusing thanks to all-metal made unit and high standard grease materials.
  • Complete data correspondence with camera body that provides full advantage of the latest features of the Sony A7 series such as 5-axis image stabilization, MF assist, Face/Eye Priority AF, Real-time Eye AF and the electronic distance scale.
  • Developed and manufactured in accordance with Sony-licensed specifications.

B&H is taking preorders for the Tokina atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE Lens for Sony E.

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Post Date: 1/17/2020 1:59:23 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, April 19, 2019
From Tokina:
Apr 19, 2019 – Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the worldwide sales date for the new Tokina FíRIN 100mm F2.8 FE MACRO (SONY E-mount) for digital mirrorless cameras.
Sales will commence on April 26th, 2019.
Tokina FíRIN 100mm F2.8 FE MACRO is the second lens in FíRIN series designed to help shooting artistic photos of people, landscape or things at a very close distance, allowing to see the details that human eyes would hardly see.
It is a moderate tele macro lens with incorporated optics designed for Sony full frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. The lens is capable of life-sized (1:1) reproduction at 30cm. Due to its macro specifications the lens has extremely high resolution, low distortion and low falloff. Fast aperture f/2.8 provides excellent performance in low light conditions. Beautiful soft bokeh makes this lens an extremely attractive tool for macro, portraits, landscapes, art reproduction, commercial and general purpose shooting.
B&H will have the Tokina FíRIN 100mm F2.8 FE MACRO for Sony E available for preorder.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 4/19/2019 7:14:24 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, February 22, 2019
From Kenko-Tokina:
Feb 22, 2019 – Inspired by the focal length and aperture of the widely acknowledged Tokina AT-X 16-28mm F2.8 PRO FX lens, Tokina opera 16-28mm F2.8 FF has been developed with the same concept as the already released opera 50mm F1.4 FF, to offer the photographers another contemporary tool for professional photography. Super wide angle, superior resolving ability coupled with high contrast and beautiful bokeh rendering, fast f/2.8 constant aperture throughout the zoom range and accurate AF drive system make this lens attractive for photographers who specialize in landscape, interior architect, documentary, environmental style portrait and night sky/time lapse photography genres.
Sales start date worldwide: March 15th, 2019
EAN code: 4961607 634660 (for Canon EF mount full frame)
EAN code: 4961607 634677 (for Nikon F mount full frame)
B&H | Adorama
Post Date: 2/22/2019 5:58:55 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Monday, November 12, 2018
From Tokina:
Thank you for using Tokina lenses.
We have thoroughly tested all current Tokina interchangeable lenses (Canon EF mount) with the Canon EOS R mirrorless camera and the Canon EF-EOS R mount adapter.
The results confirm that the current Tokina lens models showed no issues in general operations, with the following exception:
Issue: the image Cropping/Aspect ratio would be fixed at "1.6x (Crop)" and cannot be set at "Full (3:2)".
We are currently preparing a firmware to fix the issue, which will be specifically notified about in due time.
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.
For any questions about compatibility of Tokina interchangeable lenses with Canon EOS R mirrorless cameras, please contact us via contact form.
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Post Date: 11/12/2018 7:11:54 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, October 19, 2018
From Tokina:
Thank you for using Tokina products.
We have thoroughly tested all current Tokina interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount) with the Nikon Z 7 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 AF speed is slower.
  • Tokina AT-X 70-200mm F4 FX VCM-S
    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 AT-X M100 AF PRO D
  • Tokina AT-X 107 AF DX NH Fisheye
  • Tokina AT-X 107 AF DX Fisheye
For any question about compatibility of Tokina interchangeable lenses with Nikon Z 7 mirrorless camera contact us via contact form.
B&H carries the Nikon Z 7 and Tokina lenses.
Posted to: Nikon News
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Post Date: 10/19/2018 6:10:44 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, June 26, 2018
From Tokina:
To celebrate the launch of new FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF, we launched a great GIVEAWAY CAMPAIGN with a unique Grand Prize - one winner can get both Tokina FíRIN 20mm AF and MF versions! Experience the advantages of both lenses according to your shooting style and your video review will be shared on our channels for all Tokina fans to watch.
The Second Prize is no less worth a try, as the winner will still have the chance to choose between FíRIN AF or MF version! And the Third Prize is also great as you can get one of Kenko best selling products: Kenko DG Extension Tube Set for Sony E-mount cameras.
This great chance will last only until July 14th, and time is already running out.
Access the campaign page NOW to get all necessary information and enter the GIVEAWAY. We wish you good luck!
Enter the Giveaway
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Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 6/26/2018 2:16:59 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, June 20, 2018
From Tokina:
Thank you for Your constant support to Tokina brand. We here by announce the availability of a firmware update for Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF lens.
Benefits of this firmware update
With this firmware update the auto-focus performance of Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF in AF-C mode at high-speed shooting (Hi+/Hi/Mid) when used with Sony a7III, Sony a7RIII, Sony a9 cameras will be improved (when used with Sony a9 auto-focus tracking will work only in Mechanical Shutter type AF-C mode).
Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF for Sony E-mount (EAN code: 4961607634509)
For the firmware update procedures and further instructions please contact the shop where the lens has been purchased. For more information please contact your local official Tokina Distributor or contact us.
Posted to: Sony News
Post Date: 6/20/2018 4:50:10 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, February 27, 2018
FEBRUARY 28, 2018 - Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is proud to announce the new Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF , a premium Full Frame lens for high-end DSLR cameras.
About opera series
With the debut of opera 50mm F1.4 FF we are launching a new series of next generation premium full-frame lenses for high-end DSLR cameras called "opera" series.
Opera series is designed to perfectly match recent high-spec full-frame DSLR cameras, which keep requiring high quality optics to be used with. In addition to originally high-valued Tokina AT-X series, this new opera series is positioned as top premium series of full-frame size lenses and will be further expanded with other lenses of related specifications and performance.
In modern society the word “opera” is commonly used to express general genres of stage art. In Italian it means work or work of art. As an omitted art genre definition opera comes from "opera musicale" that means a piece of music work. In Latin opera comes from "opus” and in contemporary language "magnum opus", "opera magna” still has a meaning of "great literary, artistic or intellectual work". We chose the name "opera" for a new premium full-frame DSLR lens series thinking of a lens that will help photographer in creating real "work of art".
About the product
The debuting premium full-frame lens for high-end DSLR cameras in opera series is 50mm F1.4 FF (FF - Full-Frame). Designed for full-frame format DSLR cameras, opera 50mm F1.4 FF adopts a ring-shaped ultrasonic motor for autofocus drive module. Weather sealing prevents from dust and moisture to come inside the lens body. For the first time in Tokina line up Nikon mount model incorporates an electric diaphragm mechanism. The direction of the focus ring rotation fits the genuine Nikon and Canon lens.
Mounts: Nikon F, Canon EF Sensor size: full-frame format
Sales release: Summer 2018
B&H will carry the Tokina opera 50mm f/1.4 FF Lens.
Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 2/27/2018 9:26:20 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, February 22, 2018
From Tokina:
Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is proud to announce the new Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF, the second prime lens in Tokina’s premium lens series “FíRIN” for mirrorless cameras.
FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF is the long-awaited autofocus version of the existing FíRIN 20mm F2 FE super wide angle lens for full-frame Sony E-mount. Adopting the same optical design as in MF model, now we offer two options for end-users to choose according to the purpose and style of shooting.
Optical performance
Being optimized for full size camera sensors in terms of size and resolving ability, the optical design adopts 2 aspherical elements and 3 lenses molded from Super-low Dispersion glass to significantly reduce any type of aberration including spherical aberration, distortion and chromatic aberration while assuring high resolution and stunning performance even at wideopen aperture.
Keeping along with the basic development concept of the previous model FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF is made compatible to autofocus and other functions of the camera providing perfect functionality and usability for the photographer.
Ring-shaped ultrasonic autofocus motor
For AF drive system FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF adopts quick responsive and silent ring-shaped ultrasonic motor. Coupled with GMR sensor AF performs fast and accurate focusing.
Full compatibility to AF system
FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF is fully compatible with Fast Hybrid AF system and all AF function settings, providing the same AF performance as with common E-mount AF lenses. Fine manual focus adjustment is also possible.
MF Assist function
Accurate focusing is supported by compatibility to MF Assist function, when fine focusing adjustment is operated by manual rotation of the focusing ring with the simultaneous interlocking with image enlarging function and bar distance display on the monitor.
Optical correction
Due to the data transmittance ability via electric contacts the camera obtains necessary data from the lens chip to correct shading, distortion and lateral chromatic aberrations. Optical corrections can be done by the camera as well.
Image Stabilization
By transmitting focal length data FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF is able to get maximum use of In-Body Image Stabilization function of the camera.
* When in-built camera flash is used vignetting may occur. Please use external flash.
About sales release:
  • Sales release in Japan: end of April, 2018 (tentative)
  • Sales release worldwide: end of May, 2018 (tentative)
Lens Specifications
Tokina FIRIN 20mm F2 FE AF Lens Specifications

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Post Date: 2/22/2018 10:44:36 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Wednesday, August 23, 2017
From Tokina:
Dear TOKINA AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX Lens Users!
Thank you for Your continued support.
This is to inform you that TOKINA AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX lens is not fully compatible with CANON EOS 6D MARK II DSLR camera released on August 4th 2017.
We found out that when TOKINA AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX is used on CANON EOS 6D MARK II during the “Live View” mode activated with “Lens aberration correction” function set to “Enable”, an error would occur. Glitch occurrence may also depend on lens focal length position. We suggest to set the “Lens aberration correction” function to “Disable” .
The “Lens aberration correction” can be set to “Disable” in case Program AE (P), Shutter Priority AE (Tv), Aperture Priority AE (Av) or Manual exposure shooting mode is selected.
Please also note that the error may also occur in case Tokina AT-X DX (APS-C) type lens are used on CANON EOS 6D MARK II camera.
When error occurred restart camera by removing and inserting camera battery.
Should you have any requirements or questions, do not hesitate to contact your nearest authorized Tokina distributor/ dealer.
As always, we express You our gratitude for using Tokina lenses.
Posted to: Canon News
Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 8/23/2017 1:02:35 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Sunday, January 3, 2016
I actually held onto this press release for a few days hoping a better version of it would surface (the release looks like it was authored in another language and run through Google Translate). Unfortunately, a more eloquent version never appeared. [Sean]
DECEMBER 28, 2015 – Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the new AT-X 14-20 F2 PRO DX.
The fast F2.0 Zoom lens of Tokina
Since the maximum aperture of F2.0 is given this lens, it's possible to support the low sensitivity photography used ISO64 and ISO100 setting. The maximum aperture of F2.0 shows its power for the photography using the blur feeling and photography with the low brightness (In the room, In the night).
Adopt highly precise Plastic Aspherical lens
The 2nd lens group in this lens is adopted the plastic aspherical lens which improved surface accuracy, and is given antireflection coat. This lens is designed tough against ghost flare.
Arrange highly precise Glass molded Aspherical lens
2 pieces of super low dispersion glass molded aspherical lens is located in the back goup of the lens, and various aberration are corrected by these lenses.
Compact Body and Excellent Operability
Tokina’s exclusive One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism allows the photographer to switch between AF/MF simply by sliding the focus ring, forward side for AF and back toward the camera for MF. This lens is designed as the fast aperture F2.0 in all focal range, but it is a compact body. This lens has a thread in the front frame, so it’s possible to attach filters of 82mm size.
The new Tokina AT-X 14-20 F2 PRO DX is an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for the DX(APS-C) size, and has the maximum aperture of F2.0. In low brightness situation, use it demonstrates its preeminent power
Focus distance: 14 - 20mm
Brightness: f/2.0 Canon
Format : APS-C
Minimum aperture: f/22
Lens configuration: 13 elements in 11 group
Coating: Multilayer film coating
Angle of view: 91.68° ~ 71.78°
Filter size: 82mm
Shortest Object Distance: 0.28m
Macro maximum magnification: 1:8.36
Focus method: Internal focus
Number of Aperture blades: 9
Maximum diameter: 89.0mm
Full length: 106.0mm
Weight: 725g
Hood (Attached) : BH-823
Above mentioned specifications are for a Nikon mount.
There is no indication when the lens will be available for preorder.
Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 1/3/2016 5:47:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, June 23, 2015
From Kenko Tokina USA:
JUNE 23, 2015 – Kenko Tokina USA, Inc. is excited to announce the new Tokina AT-X 24-70mm F/2.8 PRO FX lens designed for use with Canon and Nikon full-frame sensor DSLR cameras.
Tokina’s latest addition to its family gives full-frame photographers a 24mm wide-angle to 70mm moderate telephoto lens with a fast F/2.8 aperture at an affordable price.
The new groundbreaking proprietary optical design uses three precision molded all-glass aspherical lens elements to achieve excellent contrast, sharpness, and corrects for spherical aberrations. One of these elements is very special and difficult to manufacture. G09, is made from Super-Low Dispersion (SD) glass and is a large sized aspherical element.
These lens elements also yield even illumination across the whole image sensor.
The Tokina 24-70MM lens also uses three SD (super-low Dispersion, “FK01” and FK03”) glass elements in the rear groups to control chromatic aberrations.
All these specialized lens elements work in consort to yield maximum resolution to match the 50-megapixel DSLR cameras entering the market.
The fast constant F/2.8 aperture makes viewing and auto focusing possible in very low light situations while keeping some flexibility for setting the shutter speed.
In addition to excellent optics, the lens incorporates a fast moving SDM (Silent Drive-Module) motor to greatly reduce AF noise making it one of Tokina’s quickest and quietest auto-focusing lenses to date.
Tokina’s exclusive One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism allows the photographer to switch between AF and MF simply by snapping the focus ring forward for AF and back toward the lens mount for manual focusing. The lens is also designed to stand up to the rigors of daily use by photographers in a wide variety of shooting conditions and environments.
Mount AvailabilityCanon, Nikon
Focal Length24-70MM
Full Frame Sensor Comp’Yes
Maximum ApertureF/2.8
Minimum ApertureF/22
Optical Construction15 Elements / 11 Groups
CoatingsMulti-layer coatings
Angle of View84.20° – 34.49°
Minimum Focus Distance14.96 in. (0.38m)
Reproduction Ratio1
Zooming SystemRotary Zoom
Number of Diaphragm Blades9
Filter Size82mm
Maximum Outer Diameter3.52 in. (89.6mm)
Dimensions4.23 in. (107.5mm L) x 3.52 in. (89.6mm W)
Weight35.63 oz. (1,010g)
Lens HoodBH-822 Included with lens (pictured)

B&H has the Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 FX Lens available for preorder with an expected availability at the "End of August."
Category: Tokina News
Post Date: 6/23/2015 2:54:27 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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
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
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.
  • 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
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
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
 Friday, May 16, 2014
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.

Focal length70-200 mm
Angle of view34.45 ° ~ 12.42 ° (35mm full format)
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
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Post Date: 5/16/2014 7:20:13 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, June 14, 2013
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.
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.
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
 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 6, 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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