Tokina 12-24mm F/4 PRO DX II AF Lens Kit, Built in Motor for Nikon SLR Cameras, with Tiffen 77mm UV Wide Angle Filter, Professional Lens Cleaning Kit

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About Tokina 12-24mm

Tokina AT-X 124 PRO DX II 12-24mm f/4 AF lens exclusively for Digital SLR cameras with APS-C sensors.* This lens gives the Digital photographer an ultra wide-angle zoom lens that has the equivalent angle of view to an 18-36mm in full frame format.

The model II The Nikon mount AT-X 124 PRO DX II has a built-in AF motor drive. The motor inside the lens was loaded onto the Nikon mount specification anew. The AF operates smoothly and quietly due to a DC motor that uses a new AF control gear assembly. With the built-in motor, the lens can be used in AF mode with the Nikon D60 and D40 and other silent wave bodies.

In addition the DX II Version offers an improved multi-coating. The new multicoating helps reduce reflections that can cause flare and ghosting even more than in the AT-X 124 PRO DX.

The AT-X 124 PRO DX II features the one-touch focus clutch mechanism. To use the one-touch focus clutch mechanism, move the focus ring forward, towards the front of the lens, for AF or back for MF. This allows for a fast and easy manual over-ride in difficult lighting situations.
* The lens is designed for Digital cameras with APS-C sized CMOS and CCD sensors (DX) , not designed for cameras with Full Frame sensors (FX).

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (121),Strong construction (112),Durable (99),Consistent output (93),Rugged (77),Easily interchangeable (71),Lightweight (39),Nice bokeh (12),Easily mounted (11),Simple controls (11),Clear glass (10),Easy to clean (10) Sharp (5),Good price / value (4),Good contrast (3) View All
Heavy (37),Tough to attach (5),Slow focus (4),Poor in low light (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (85),Night photography (32),General purpose (28),Low light (27),Weddings (23),Special effects (22),Landscape photography (19),Travel (18),Fun (9),Sports/action (8),Video (8),Wildlife photos (8) Architecture (7),Photojournalism (6),Art (6),Landscapes (6),Wildlife (4),Professional work (4),Upgrade (4),Documentary (3),Portraits (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (47),Enthusiast (29),Semi-pro photographer (27),Professional (18),Semi-professional (15),Pro photographer (5),Casual photographer (3),Casual user (3)

Tokina 12-24mm Specifications

Recommended Sensor size
APS-C Sized (23.7 X15.6mm) CCD or CMOS sensor (w/1.5-1.6x magnification factor)
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Optical Construction
13 Elements / 11 Groups
Multi-layer Coatings
Zooming System
Minimum Focus Distance
11.8 in. (30cm)
Macro Ratio
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
3.46 in. (84mm) Diameter x 3.5 in. (89.5mm) Length
19 oz (540g)
Mfr #

Tokina 12-24mm Reviews

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(based on 181 reviews)


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Reviewed by 181 customers


Excellent lens


from Minneapolis  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use this for mostly interior (real estate) photography. Very pleased with build quality and sharpness, except there is a noticeable fall off of detail on the left side of my images. This is noticeable at all apertures, but a little less at f5.6- 11. Center & right side are excellent. However in the way I use this lens that difference will never be noticed by anyone but me, being a pixel peeper.


First used lens from Adorama


from Cape Cod  -  Photo Enthusiast

This came to me looking like any new product I have bought. Packaging, instructions, warranty all included. This is my first wide angle lens so I have some learning to do so I can get the most out of this kind of lens. Pictures are very sharp, really amazing in fact. Would not hesitate to try another used product in the future.


Good and sharp !!!


from Irving, Texas  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this lens for a trip to Utah I hope to make soon. I took it to a local State Park to try it out and it looks very sharp and handles well, looking forward to trying some landscapes soon.


Not perfect, but a great lens!


from Battle Ground, WA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Having used 3rd party lenses before, I expected this one to feel and perform on the same level on my D7100, but I was quite surprised by the superior build quality and performance. Here are the few reasons why I didn't give it 5 stars: 1. Noticeable chromatic aberration. This is easily fixable in Lightroom, but Tokina really could've done a better job of reducing it in-lens. 2. Slight corner distortion on some wide angle shots. This is especially noticeable when a person's face is near the edge of the frame when a shot is taken at 12mm. Lightroom's distortion correction doesn't quite seem to fully fix it either. 3. Slightly limiting zoom range and max aperture. Obviously I know what I was getting when I bought it, but it would be really nice to have either a little more zoom on the long end or perhaps a 2.8-4 variable aperture.


Exactly what tech recommended.


from Houston, TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

Purchased the wide angle lens for my wife and it is exactly what she needs for scenic shots. Tech was very professional and assisted greatly in selection.


Outstanding Lens


from Round Lake Heights,IL  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this because I needed a UWA for my landscape work. I looked at Tamron and Nikon but the Nikon lens was way out of my price point. The toss up was between Tamron and Tokina. I am NOT disappointed in the least. Very good reproduction,crisp clear images and does what I need it to do. I have had it less than two weeks and I do not know how I got along before I made this purchase. I would recommend this lens to anyone that is looking for excellent product that is well made and performs perfectly and is reasonably priced.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Typical Tokina


from Medina County, Ohio  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use this lens typically for close in where one cannot "frame with your feet". Like any UWA pay attention to the diverging lines and the rectilinear design will work as expected. Been using Nikon for about 40 years now with some of thier best lenses. I find no fault with the Tokina glass I own (3 of them) and the build quality is every bit as good as Nikon, or better. The manual clutch works very good as well as the version of silent drive they use. Good job Tokina!


Great lens with "wide" avialable use


from Home USA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Works as good as a Canon equivalent but at half the price.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


hard to believe


from ph

i felt it on the floor and its a rock. very solid.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Love this lens


from Brooklyn, ny  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great lens, used it for a family gathering indoors not bad in low light not great either. But with that said beautiful sharp crisp images.


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devin v  is this compatible with nikon d5200?
KEVIN V  Hello devin, This lens worked perfectly on my d5100 so I'm pretty sure nikon wouldn't change the kind of lens mount they use for two versions of the same model series. I would double check with a different source only to see if they're the same kinds of lenses. It's a great lens also, in case you were wondering. Hope this helped. Sorry I couldn't give you a definitive answer.
Eduardo C  Can you tell me if this lens is compatible with my D3100? thanks
Andrew R  Yes, this lens should be compatible with the D3100.
Shopper  I own a D7000 and looking to use this for taking interior photos so I can the entire room or as much as possible. Is this lens compatible? Is this the correct lens or is there a better one? Lastly, is the Tokina better than the Nikon equivalent? Thanks!
GUS M,, B  I got this lens about a year ago and it is fantastic , I had looked at the 12 to 24 fron nikon and I can tell you that this Tokina lens is made much better and stronger than the nikon. This tokina lens has a lot of glass and metal in it. This tokina lens weighs almost twice what the nikon does . I am not sure if it will work with the d7000 . Check with Ken Rockwells site as what will work with the camera yoou have. This advertised price of 476.90 is really good as I paid 549.00 for mine. The quality photos I have shot with this lens are incrediable indeed. You should be very pleased with the Tokina . I have this lens on one of my nikon d200s as I write to you, good luck....Gus
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