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Tokina has announced an updated version of its highly-regarded 11-16mm F2.8 wideangle zoom for APS-C SLRs. The AT-X 116 PRO DX II adds a 'Silent Drive-Module' (SD-M) focus motor that enables it to autofocus on all Nikon SLRs. The latest version also includes improved surface coatings (which are particularly important for wide-angle lenses) and adds a 'GMR' sensor to locate the focus element's current position, to speed up autofocus - a technology first introduced on the AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX full-frame wide-angle. US distributor THK Photo tells us the Nikon version should be available around April with a Canon version following around August.
Unlike version 1 of the lens, there is no mention of a Sony version.
|Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX II Specifications|
|Focal length||11 ~ 16mm|
|Lens Construction||13 elements in 11 groups|
|Angle of view||104 ° to 82 ° (with Nikon)|
|Minimum focusing distance||0.3m|
|Macro maximum magnification||1:11.6|
|Zoom mode||Rotating zoom|
|Number of aperture blades||Nine|
|Accessories||Flower-shaped bayonet hood (BH-77A)|
|Compatible Mount||Nikon digital (APS-C) :4961607-634349
Canon digital (APS-C) :4961607-634356