THK's Tokina brand of lenses resumes making Sony-mount lenses with the ultrawide, fast-aperture 11-16mm f/2.8 AF lens.
THK Photo Products, Inc., announces the Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX, 11-16mm f/2.8 AF lens, will be available in a Sony mount in approx. 60 days.
Tokina stopped making lenses in the Sony (then Minolta) mount in 2005 and this will be the first Tokina lens that will be made in a Sony mount since that time. Sony has increased its market share since 2005 and Tokina is pleased to make one of its most popular lenses in the Sony mount first.
The Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX is an ultra-wide angle lens with a fast f/2.8 aperture for better photography in low-light situations. Many photojournalists consider having an f/2.8 aperture a must for any lens in their camera bag.
Based on the award-winning optical design of the AT-X 124 PRO DX (12-24mm f/4) lens, the new AT-X 116 PRO DX has a slightly shorter zoom range to maintain optical quality at wide apertures.
Tokina's exclusive One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism allows the photographer to switch between AF and MF simply by snapping the focus ring forward for AF and back toward the camera to focus manually. There is no need to change the AF/MF switch on Nikon camera bodies* and there is no second AF/MF switch on the lens for Canon, everything is accomplished by the focus ring.
• Focal length 11-16mm
• Maximum Aperture F2.8
• Construction E/G 13 Elements in 11 Groups
• Coatings Multi-layer
• Angle of View 104&Mac223;-82°
• Minimum Focus Dist 0.3m
• Reproduction Ratio 1:11.6
• Focusing Mode Internal Focusing
• Zoom Mode Rotary Zoom
• Aperture Blades 9
• Filter Size 77mm
• Lens Width 84mm
• Lens Length 89.2mm
• Weight 560g
• Accessories Flower design Bayonet lens hood
• Mounts Canon, Nikon and Sony (approx. delivery early May) for cameras with APS-C sized sensors only
The lens is designed for Digital cameras with APS-C sized CMOS and CCD sensors, not designed for cameras with Full Frame sensors.
* Will not AF when used on Nikon D40 and D60 SLR camera body.
The above is an unedited press release provided by THK.