Tokina AT-X 165 PRO DX and AT-X 535 PRO DX lenses

Kenro have announced the UK release of two new Tokina lenses, the AT-X 165 PRO DX and the AT-X 535 PRO DX, with immediate availability.

 

Both new lenses continue Tokina's reputation for combining superb performance with outstanding value for money.

The AT-X 165 is an ideal multi-purpose lens with a wide range of applications. From portrait photographers to photojournalists, from lovers of nature photography to sports fans - all will benefit from the AT-X 165's bright f/2.8 constant aperture. This wide aperture allows for faster shutter speeds in low-light conditions or a more shallow depth of field for more pleasing portraits. The out-of-focus background from a wide aperture setting helps to concentrate attention on the subject giving the image more strength and intimacy.

The rear optical group of the lens contains 1 SD (Super-Low Dispersion) glass element to reduce the number of elements (pieces of glass) in the optical design in order to make the lens more compact, lightweight and faster focusing.

The AT-X 165 offers the digital photographer the equivalent of a 24-75mm lens in terms of film and has a focal length of 16mm to 50mm.

The Tokina AT-X 535 PRO DX lens is a 50mm-135mm lens with a fast constant aperture of f/2.8. This lens gives digital photographers the similar to industry standard 80-210 telephoto zoom lens in 35mm camera terms.

The lens uses SD glass elements to minimise the secondary spectrum or optical noise caused by chromatic aberration. It also focuses all colours accurately at the film plane, making the AT-X 535 PRO DX an APO lens. The AT-X 535 also comes with a built-in tripod collar.

Both lenses are available with either a Canon or a Nikon mount.

The AT-X 165 and the AT-X 535 both boast Tokina's exclusive One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism. This groundbreaking feature allows the photographer to switch between Auto Focus and Manual Focus by simply snapping the focus ring forward for Auto and back towards the camera to focus manually. There is no need to change the AF-MF switch on Nikon cameras and there is no second AF/MF switch on the lens for Canon, everything is accomplished by the focus ring.

Both lenses also feature the newly formulated WP (waterproof) Optical Coating on the front element. This makes marks such as fingerprints or water spots much easier to clean than with standard multi-coatings.

The two new lenses are the latest in the company's range of AT-X lenses. The 'AT-X' comes from the original concept of 'Advanced Technology-Extra.' Each lens in the AT-X series is manufactured without compromise, using the most advanced design and fabrication technologies available.

Technical data for AT-X 165 PRO DX:

  • Mount availability: Canon and Nikon digital only, will not give full coverage on 35mm SLR cameras)
  • Recommended sensor size: APS-C Sized (23.7x15.6mm) CCD or CMOS sensor (w/1.5-1.6x magnification factor)
  • Focal Length: 16 to 50mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/2.8
  • Minimum aperture: f/22
  • Optical Construction: 15 elements in 12 groups
  • SD glass: One element
  • Coatings: Waterproof optical coating
  • Angle of view: 82° - 31°
  • Minimum focus distance: 11.8in. (30cm)
  • Macro Ratio: 1:4.88
  • Zooming system: Rotary type
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • Dimensions: 3.3in. (84mm) x 3.8in. (97.4mm)
  • Weight: 21.5oz (610g)
  • Lens Hood BH-777


Technical data for AT-X 535 PRO DX:

  • Mount availability: Canon and Nikon digital only, will not give full coverage on 35mm SLR cameras)
  • Recommended sensor size: APS-C Sized (23.7 x 15.6mm) CCD or CMOS sensor (w/1.5-1.6 x magnification factor)
  • Focal length: 50 to 135mm
  • Maximum aperture: f/2.8
  • Minimum aperture: f/32
  • Optical construction: 18 elements in 14 groups
  • SD glass: One element
  • Coatings: ´Water Proof´ optical coating Angle of view: 31 degrees 3´- 11 degrees 8´
  • Minimum focus distance: 39.3in. (1.0m)
  • Reproduction ration: 1:5.89
  • Zooming system: Rotary type
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9
  • Filter size: 67mm
  • Maximum outer diameter: 3.07in. (78.2mm)
  • Dimensions: 3.07in. (78.2mm) x 5.32in. (135.2mm)
  • Weight:29.8oz (845g)
  • Lens Hood BH-671
Kenro are the official UK distributors for Tokina lenses. Please visit their website for details of your nearest stockist.

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