Tokina has announced a new cinema lens – the 16-28mm T3.0 cine lens. It has its optical roots in the popular Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 PRO lens. Of course, the cine version is kitted out with standard gearing for the focus and aperture rings.
Additionally, the new cine lens gets a substantially higher price tag. In Japan, it retails for ¥580,000, which is slightly less than $6,000 when converted to US dollars. That would make it close to 10x more expensive than Tokina’s standard AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 PRO lens.
The PL-mount version of the lens should ship sometime in September, while the EF-mount option is expected to be available in November. Stay tuned for official pricing and availability.
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 has introduced a new wide-angle zoom lens for DSLRs with APS-C sensors. The Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 PRO DX lens features 14 elements in 12 groups and a minimum focus distance of 25cm (roughly 9.8 inches).
No word yet on pricing or availability dates.
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.