Tokina has announced the release of its new ATX-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF lens for Canon EF and Nikon F mount crop-sensor cameras.

The re-designed lens is constructed of 13 elements in 11 groups, including two aspherical elements, a 'large' aspherical P-MO element and two all-glass molded low dispersion (SD) elements.

Other features include an aperture range of F2.8-F22, a nine-blade aperture diaphragm, a 77mm front filter thread and a minimum focusing distance of 30cm (11in). Tokina has included its One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism for easy switching between autofocus and manual focus by snapping the focus ring forward (for autofocus) or backward (for manual focus).

The Tokina ATX-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF weighs 555g (19.58oz) and measures 84mm (3.31in) long. It is currently available for pre-order for $449 (Adorama, B&H) and will hit official retailers shelves on November 8, 2019.

Press Release:

Kenko Tokina announces release of the NEW ATX-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF lens

NEW ATX-i Series from Tokina updates the Best-Selling super wide-angle lens for crop-sensor DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon.

Huntington Beach, CA, October 17, 2019: Kenko Tokina, Japan’s leading manufacturer of premium camera accessories, is releasing the Tokina ATX-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF super wide-angle zoom lens for crop-sensor DSLR cameras from Nikon and Canon. Distributed in the US exclusively by Kenko Tokina USA, this new lens is ideal for photographers and video content creators who specialize in landscape, architecture, documentary, environmental portraits, and night sky imagery.

The Tokina ATX-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF is re-designed for an improved user experience and better image quality. The constant- aperture lens provides excellent edge-to-edge sharpness and resolution. Reduces flare and ghosting, while maintaining excellent contrast and color. A new waterproof topcoat also makes it easier to clean.

Popular among cinematographers too, because the lens provides a wide cinematic feel, minimized breathing, no edge distortion while panning, and the overall weight and internal focus design makes it an ideal choice for gimbal work.

The One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism makes switching from AF to manual focus (MF) simple. While in AF mode the user only needs to snap the focus ring back toward the camera to engage “real” manual focus control. This gives photographers an authentic tactile MF feel with hard stops on either side of the focus range like traditional manual lenses. Additionally, the directional rotation of the focus ring matches the direction of proprietary Nikon and Canon lenses.

Tokina ATX-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF MACRO

“This lens offers technical advancements over the current ATX version,” said Yuji Matsumoto, President at Kenko Tokina USA. “It offers enhanced performance and a sleek new look that matches the cosmetics of today’s advanced DSLR cameras.”

“It is an excellent upgrade to one of Tokina’s most popular lenses.” said Greg Napoli, National Sales Manager for Kenko Tokina USA. “The original 11-16mm lens has been a staple of our line-up for years and this new version will continue to find its way into more camera bags.”

Kenko Tokina announces release of the NEW ATX-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF lens

The new Tokina ATX-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF incorporates a complex optical design, with 13 elements in 11 groups. Using 2 aspherical lenses including a large aspherical P-MO element and 2 all-glass molded Low-Dispersion (SD) elements, the lens effectively suppresses chromatic and spherical aberrations. The front element provides super-low distortion and low light fall-off for straight lines and minimal exposure vignetting. Perfect for architectural, landscape, astrophotographers, and cinematographers.

Worldwide sales of the Tokina ATX-i 11-16mm F2.8 super wide angle zoom lens will begin on November 8, 2019 with authorized Tokina USA retailers taking pre-orders October 17, 2019.

Price: $449.00

More information is available at https://tokinausa.com.