Tokina has announced that its highly-regarded AT-X PRO 11-16mm f/2.8 DX II fast wideangle zoom for APS-C SLRs will be available in Sony Alpha mount from the start of next year. The 'type II' version adds improved coatings compared to the previous model of the lens. The design is otherwise unchanged, with the same optics and useful 'one touch' focus clutch mechanism.

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Tokina AT-X 11-16 F/2.8 type-II lens for SONY α Mount 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 will be available in the SONY αmount 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 use by photographers in a wide variety of shooting conditions and environments.

Tokina AT-X PRO 11-16mm f/2.8 DX II specifications

Principal specifications
Lens typeZoom lens
Max Format sizeAPS-C / DX
Focal length11–16 mm
Image stabilizationNo
Lens mountCanon EF-S, Nikon F (DX), Sony/Minolta Alpha
Maximum apertureF2.8
Minimum apertureF22
Aperture ringNo
Number of diaphragm blades9
Special elements / coatings2 aspherical elements and 1 SD element
Minimum focus0.30 m (11.81)
Motor typeMicromotor
Full time manualNo
Focus methodInternal
Distance scaleYes
DoF scaleNo
Weight560 g (1.23 lb)
Diameter84 mm (3.31)
Length89 mm (3.51)
Zoom methodRotary (internal)
Filter thread77 mm
Hood suppliedYes
Hood product codeBH-77B
Tripod collarNo