June 23, 2020

Tokina's New Ultra-Wide Lens Focuses on APS-C Sized DSLRs

Tokina releases new atx-i 11-20mm F2.8 CF lens for APS-C DSLRs. 

It's the summer of APS-C lens releases for Tokina. The company outlined its 2020 lens roadmap with multiple focal lengths arriving this summer covering different camera mounts including Canon EF, Nikon F, and Sony E. Additionally, new Fujifilm X and full-frame Sony E mount lenses are expected in the fall. 

Tokina's atx-i "interactive" lenses are updated versions of its popular AT-X Pro line. There are now 3 newly designed focal lengths available including a 100mm F2.8 FF Macro, an 11-16mm F2.8 CF, and the atx-i 11-20mm F2.8 CF

The 11-20mm F2.8 CF is an ultra-wide angle zoom for video shooters looking for an inexpensive alternative. The fast F2.8 aperture makes it ideal for low light conditions while still providing a shallow depth of field. Optically, it incorporates 14 elements in 12 groups using 3 aspherical glass elements and 3 super-low dispersion elements to minimize distortion and spherical aberration. The combination should provide edge-to-edge sharpness with a hint of contrast through the image with minimal vignetting.  

The lens features Tokina's One-Touch Focus Clutch mechanism so shooters can easily switch from AF to manual focus quickly. While in AF mode, all you need to do is snap the focus ring back to engage manual focus control. When in manual focus, the focus ring matches the direction of Nikon and Canon lenses. It also has an internal focus ring, meaning the overall length of the lens won't change when moving between focal lengths, which is ideal for gimbal work. 

Tokina's 2020 Lens Roadmap

atx-i (APS-C, Canon EF, Nikon F)

  • 11-16mm F2.8 CF
  • 11-20mm F2.8 CF
  • 100mm F2.8 FF Macro

atx-m (APS-C, Sony E)

  • 23mm F1.4 E (Summer 2020)
  • 33mm F1.4 E (Summer 2020)
  • 56mm F1.4 E (Summer 2020)

atx-m (APS-C, Fujfilm X)

  • 23mm F1.4 X (Fall 2020)
  • 33mm F1.4 X (Fall 2020)
  • 56mm F1.4 X (Fall 2020)

atx-m (Full-frame, Sony E)

  • 85mm F1.8 FE 
  • 35mm F1.8 FE (Fall 2020)
  • 50mm F1.8 FE (Fall 2020)

The Tokina atx-i 11-20mm F2.8 CF is arriving mid-July for $529. It will be available for both Canon EF and Nikon F mounts.      

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