Tokina has announced it will be shipping the AT-X 12-28 F4 PRO DX lens from April 2013 in Nikon mount, and June 2013 for the Canon version.  Announced at the CP+ 2013 tradeshow, the lens is a replacement for the company's existing 12-24mm F4 wideangle zoom for APS-C cameras. But rather than making the lens wider to match its competitors, Tokina has chosen to extend it further into the 'normal' range, to give an 18-42mm equivalent zoom. The Japanese RRP of ¥90,000 is the same as that for the existing AT-X Pro DX 12-24mm F4 II lens. (via DCWatch)

Tokina AT-X 12-28mm F4 PRO DX

Specifications

  AT-X 12-28 F4 PRO DX
 Focal length  12-28mm
 Angle of view  99.4° - 54.7°
 Maximum aperture  F4 
 Minimum aperture  F22
 Maximum format size  APS-C / DX
 Optical configuration  14 elements / 12 groups 
 Minimum focus distance  0.25m
 Maximim magnification  0.20x
 Filter thread  77mm
 Dimensions  84mm dia x 90.2mm length
 Weight  600g