Huntington Beach, CA—The Tokina AT-X 11–16mm f/2.8 type-II lens for APS-C -format digital SLR cameras will be available in the Sony α mount beginning in January 2014.
This compact ultra-wide-angle zoom has a bright, constant f/2.8 aperture to make viewing and autofocus possible in lower light situations while still maintaining a reasonable size and weight.
Two super-low dispersion glass elements and two aspheric elements allow the proprietary optical design to achieve excellent contrast and sharpness as well as control chromatic aberration. There have also been improvements to the optical coatings for improved performance over the type-I version.
Tokina’s exclusive one-touch focus clutch mechanism is designed to allow photographers 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.
The lens, which is now offered for Canon EOS, Nikon DX and Sony Alpha cameras, also features: a minimum aperture of f/22; 13 elements in 11 groups; multilayer coatings; a minimum focus distance of 11.81 inches; and nine diaphragm blades. $450. kenkotokinausa.com