Tokina AT-X 11-16mm f/2.8 Type-II for Sony
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Kenko Tokina USA has announced the availability of the Tokina AT-X 11-16mm f/2.8 Type-II lens for Sony's A-mount cameras with APS-C sized sensors. This compact ultra-wideangle zoom, which features 13 elements in 11 groups and a 9-bladed iris diaphragm, will go on sale in January 2014. The main features include an angle-of-view range of 104° to 82°, a minimum focus distance of 30cm, a maximum reproduction ratio of 1:11.6, and a one-clutch focus mechanism that allows the photographer to switch between AF and MF simply by snapping the focus ring forward for AF and back toward the lens mount for manual focusing.
Tokina Press Release
TOKINA AT-X 11-16 F/2.8 TYPE-II LENS FOR SONY Α MOUNT FOR APS-C (DX) DSLRS
The award-winning Tokina AT-X 11-16mm F/2.8 type-II lens for APS-C format digital SLR cameras is 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 make viewing and auto focus possible in lower light situations but 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 controlling 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 allows the photographer 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.
Mount Availability: Canon EOS, Nikon-D, SONY α
Focal Length: 11mm – 16mm
Maximum Aperture: F/2.8
Minimum Aperture: F/22
Optical Construction: 13 Elements / 11 Groups
SD Glass: 2 Element
Coatings: Multi-layer coatings
Angle of View: 104 to 82degrees
Minimum Focus Distance: 11.81 in. (30.0cm)
Reproduction Ratio: 1:11.6
Zooming System: Rotary Type
Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9
Filter Size: 77mm
Maximum Outer Diameter: 3.31in. (84mm)
Dimensions: 3.31in. (84mm) x L3.85 in. (98mm)
Weight: 19.12oz. (542g)
Lens Hood: BH-77B
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