Tokina release details of their new lens line-up

Designed specifically for APS-C digital SLRs, the new line-up of lenses include:

  • 16-50mm f/2.8 DX
    With a large f/2.8 aperture right through the zoom range, this lens gives a 35mm equivalent angle-of-view of 24-75mm. The design is based on a 17-45 f/4 DX prototype unveiled last year, which was scrapped because customer feedback led them to believe that a larger aperture version was needed.
  • 50-135mm f/2.8 DX
    Another new lens from Tokina which sports a constant f/2.8 aperture. On an APS-C digital camera this lens will give the equivalent of a 75-200mm lens on a 35mm camera, but in a compact package. The design for this lens is an improvement on the 60-120mm f/2.8 DX lens Tokina announced in 2002.
  • 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 DX Fisheye Zoom
    An ultra-wide angle zoom lens for APS-C digital SLRs with no rectilinear correction. At 10mm the lens provides 180 diagonal angle-of view. Fisheye distortion remains uncorrected throughout the zoom range, opening new creative possibilities.
  • 17-135mm f/3.5-5.6 DX
    A powerful 8x zoom designed to cover most popular photographic situations.

These lenses are expected to be available by Autumn this year.

Details of the Tokina lens development roadmap can be found here.
By: newtmaker 6256 days ago
What mounts are these made for?
By: inventory 6252 days ago
Canon and Nikon initially just like with the 12-24 ATX.

I wouldn't be surprised if the range get broadened after a while though. It's just a shame Tokina have no UK distributer at the moment (for me anyway).

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