Another interesting lens announced by Tokina is the AT-X 116 Pro DX, a wide zoom for Nikon and Canon crop sensor cameras boasting a focal length of 11-16 mm and constant f/2.8 maximum aperture. Whilst the zoom range is not exactly what you might call extensive, this lens is likely to generate considerable interest with its 17-25 mm approx. equivalent focal length (on Nikon DX, Canon APS-C users will get around 18-26 mm). Priced at ¥90,000 (around US $800), the lens will be available in Japan from December 21st.

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Tokina AT-X 116 Pro DX

Tokina AT-X 116 Pro DX specifications

Approx. Focal length (35 mm equiv.) • Nikon DX - 17-25 mm
• Canon APS-C - 18-26 mm
Aperture f/2.8 - f/22
Lens formula 13 elements in 11 groups
Closest focus distance 30 cm
Maximum repro. ratio 1:11.6
Aperture blades 9
Filter diameter 77 mm
Dimensions (D x L) 84 x 89.2 mm
Weight 560 g