Pricing and availability for Tokina's AT-X 24-70mm F2.8 Pro FX lens has appeared on the company's website. Announced at CP+ earlier this year, the lens will be released in a Nikon mount in June and then for Canon in July. Retail price is listed at ¥150,000 before tax, which is around $1250 US, but this is not likely to be representative of final US pricing (we'll update when we have that information). 

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Lens construction includes three ultra-low dispersion elements, and AF is driven by a Silent Drive Motor. Sliding the focus ring toward the camera overrides the lens's focus motor for a smooth transition to manual focus mode. Overall the lens weighs in slightly heavier than Nikon and Canon's equivalent lenses. 

Tokina AT-X 24-70mm key specifications:

  • Focal length: 24-70mm
  • Format: 24x36mm
  • Minimum aperture: F22
  • Shortest shooting distance: 0.38m
  • Lens construction: 15 elements in 11 groups
  • Coating: Multi-layer coating
  • Number of aperture blades: 9
  • Overall length: 107.5mm
  • Filter size: 82mm
  • Weight: 1,010g / 2.2 lb