Tokina Unveils AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S Lens

Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f4 PRO FX VCM-S Lens

Alongside the new 12-28mm wide-angle zoom lens for APS-C cameras, Tokina has announced a new telephoto zoom – the AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S.

Notably, the new AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S lens is designed to work on both full frame and APS-C crop sensor DSLRs. The new 70-200mm f/4 lens features built-in image stabilization and 19 elements in 14 groups. The lens has a 67mm filter size and offers a minimum focusing distance of 1 meter.

No word on pricing or availability date.


Tokina Adds AF Motors for Nikon

Tokina has announced that it will adding in-lens autofocus motors to its Nikon-mount versions. This change will enable autofocus for the budget D40, D40x and D60 bodies. Tokina will start by adding the new motors to the AT-X Pro SD 12-24mm F4 (IF) DX wideangle lens — the new lens will have a ‘II’ tacked on the end. Tokina is exhibiting a motorized version of this lens at Photokina and will be updating other lenses in its lineup in the future.

Tokina has also announced that it will be delaying the recently announced AT-X M35 PRO DX for the Canon. The release date has been pushed back to late January because of development difficulties with the focus system. The Nikon version is unaffected and on schedule.

Tokina 50-135mm f/2.8 Pro DX AF Review

A great range for 1.5x crop-factor sensors, the Tokina 50-135 f/2.8 fits right in where the 70-200 range used to be on 35mm SLRs. I love my Sigma 70-200 f/2.8, but sometimes I sure wish I could get that extra 20mm that this new Tokina offers. Check out Popular Photography’s review of this new lens. Also, note that Sigma’s got a similar lens with their little brother to my beloved 70-200, the Sigma 50-150 f/2.8 EX HSM.