Tokina officially announces image stabilised 70-200mm F4 telezoom
Tokina has officially announced its first optically-stabilized lens - the AT-X 70-200mm F4 PRO FX VCM-S telephoto zoom. Designed for use with full frame SLRs, it has a ring-type ultrasonic motor for autofocus, and the voice coil motor-driven IS system promises three stops of stabilization. When used on APS-C / DX format SLRs, the lens will offer a 105-300mm equivalent zoom range. A tripod collar (TM-705) will be available as an optional accessory. The lens will initially be available in Nikon mount, and will go on sale in Japan at the end of May for ¥150,000. (This equates to ~$1500 / £880, but bear in mind that direct currency conversions are rarely a good guide for actual prices in different countries.)
|The Nikon-mount version of the Tokina AT-X 70-200mm F4 PRO FX VCM-S will go on sale in Japan on May 30th for ¥150,000|
|The TM-705 Tripod Mount will be an optional extra|
Tokina AT-X 70-200mm F4 PRO FX VCM-S specifications
|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Max Format size||35mm FF|
|Focal length||70–200 mm|
|Image stabilization||Yes (3 stop claimed)|
|Lens mount||Nikon F (FX)|
|Number of diaphragm blades||9|
|Minimum focus||1.00 m (39.37″)|
|Motor type||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Full time manual||Yes|
|Weight||980 g (2.16 lb)|
|Diameter||82 mm (3.23″)|
|Length||168 mm (6.59″)|
|Zoom method||Rotary (internal)|
|Filter thread||67.0 mm|
|Hood product code||BH-672|
|Optional accessories||Optional tripod collar TM-705|
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