Tokina has announced a new 11-20mm f2.8 zoom lens for APS-C (S35mm sensor size) DSLRs and revealed its updated lens release roadmap for the coming year.
The new atx-i 11-20mm CF lens is due on 10 July and will be available for both Canon EF and Nikon F mounts. It joins the recently released 11-16mm f2.8 CF and 100mm f2.8 FF Macro atx-i lenses. The atx-i (or interactive) lenses are updated versions of Tokina’s AT-X Pro range.
The 11-20mm offers a reasonably fast aperture across its zoom range and is claimed to be the only f/2.8 fast ultra-wide-angle zoom for APS-C sized DSLR cameras on the market.
It uses 14 elements in 12 groups, with three aspherical glass elements and three super-low dispersion elements to reduce distortion and spherical aberration. It has an internal focus ring, so the overall lens length doesn’t change as users zoom.
It also utilises Tokina’s one-touch Focus Clutch mechanism for rapid switching from auto focus to manual focus, by simply moving the focus ring backwards to engage manual control.
Coming soon are three new atx-m prime lenses for Fujfilm X-mount (expected in the Autumn) and Sony E-mount (expected Winter 2020 – they had been originally due about now). These will be 23, 33 and 56mm (all f1.4) for APS-C cameras.
There will also be two additional atx-m f1.8 full-frame primes for Sony E-mount cameras early next year (pushed back from the Autumn), with 35mm and 50mm models to join the recently released 85mm f1.8 FE.