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.

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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 
Brightness  F2.8
Minimum aperture F22
Lens Construction  13 elements in 11 groups
Coating  Multilayer coating
Angle of view 104 ° to 82 ° (with Nikon)
Minimum focusing distance  0.3m 
Macro maximum magnification  1:11.6 
Filter Size  77mm 
Zoom mode  Rotating zoom
Number of aperture blades  Nine 
Greatest dimension  84.0mm 
Full-length  89.2mm 
Weight  550g 
Accessories Flower-shaped bayonet hood (BH-77A) 
Compatible Mount Nikon digital (APS-C) :4961607-634349
Canon digital (APS-C) :4961607-634356