B&H has the new Tokina ATX 11-16mm T3.0 cine lens in stock and shipping for Canon EF mounts. This lens covers an APS-C sensor and features standard gearing for focus, aperture and zoom rings. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Tokina’s New ATX 11-16mm, 16-28mm and 50-135mm Cinema Lenses
Tokina had all of its new cinema lenses on display at NAB 2014. In addition to the ATX 11-16mm T3.0 and 16-38mm T3.0 lenses, Tokina also had is upcoming 50-135mm cinema lens on display. [Read more…]
Tokina 16-28mm T3.0 Cinema Lens Unveiled for EF and PL Mounts
Tokina has announced a new cinema lens – the 16-28mm T3.0 cine lens. It has its optical roots in the popular Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 PRO lens. Of course, the cine version is kitted out with standard gearing for the focus and aperture rings.
Additionally, the new cine lens gets a substantially higher price tag. In Japan, it retails for ¥580,000, which is slightly less than $6,000 when converted to US dollars. That would make it close to 10x more expensive than Tokina’s standard AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 PRO lens.
The PL-mount version of the lens should ship sometime in September, while the EF-mount option is expected to be available in November. Stay tuned for official pricing and availability.
Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX Lens for Nikon in Stock
The new Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX lens is now shipping for Nikon DX DSLRs (like the D7100). Check it out here at B&H Photo.
It’s expected to start shipping in Canon mount next month.
Tokina Unveils AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S Lens
Alongside the new 12-28mm wide-angle zoom lens for APS-C cameras, Tokina has announced a new telephoto zoom – the AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S.
Notably, the new AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S lens is designed to work on both full frame and APS-C crop sensor DSLRs. The new 70-200mm f/4 lens features built-in image stabilization and 19 elements in 14 groups. The lens has a 67mm filter size and offers a minimum focusing distance of 1 meter.
No word on pricing or availability date.
Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 PRO DX Lens Announced
Tokina has introduced a new wide-angle zoom lens for DSLRs with APS-C sensors. The Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 PRO DX lens features 14 elements in 12 groups and a minimum focus distance of 25cm (roughly 9.8 inches).
No word yet on pricing or availability dates.
Tokina’s New DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens Available for Pre-Order
The new Tokina DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 lens for Canon and Nikon mounts is now available for pre-order at B&H Photo. Retail is $739. Note that this lens is designed for use on DSLRs with an APS-C sensor and not full frame sensors.
NAB 2011 Report
NAB 2011 takes place in Las Vegas from April 9-14 this year. If you are familiar with the NAB Show, it serves as the cornerstone trade show for the National Association of Broadcasters and, in recent years, has featured new product announcements that are very relevant to the growing HDSLR user base.
Relevant exhibitors for the HDSLR crowd include Adobe, Avid, Camtrol, Canon, Cinevate, Hoodman, IDC Photo Video, iKAN, Jag35, Leica, Litepanels, Manfrotto, Marshall, Red Digital Cinema, Red Giant Software, Redrock Micro, Sennheiser, Singular Software, Sony, Tiffen, Tokina and Zacuto. [Read more…]
Cyber Week Continues with Deals on Tokina Lenses, Benro Tripod & More
Amazon is pushing well past Cyber Monday with a whole week of deals on a variety of products. Just browsing through today’s “Lightning Deals” – it’s serving up deals on the Tokina 16.5-135mm lens in Canon and Nikon mounts (starting at 9:20AM ET), a Benro tripod and monopod, with more to be revealed throughout the day.
If you aren’t familiar with Lightning Deals, they are limited availability products that are reduced in price (sometimes significantly) for only a short period of time (usually 1-4 hours if the stock lasts that long). You can check them out on Amazon’s Cyber Week page and you’ll get a feel for how the deal system works.
Tokina Adds AF Motors for Nikon
Tokina has announced that it will adding in-lens autofocus motors to its Nikon-mount versions. This change will enable autofocus for the budget D40, D40x and D60 bodies. Tokina will start by adding the new motors to the AT-X Pro SD 12-24mm F4 (IF) DX wideangle lens — the new lens will have a ‘II’ tacked on the end. Tokina is exhibiting a motorized version of this lens at Photokina and will be updating other lenses in its lineup in the future.
Tokina has also announced that it will be delaying the recently announced AT-X M35 PRO DX for the Canon. The release date has been pushed back to late January because of development difficulties with the focus system. The Nikon version is unaffected and on schedule.