Tokina has announced a new APS-C rectilinear wide angle zoom lens. The 14-20 F2 Pro DX offer a maximum aperture of f2 at all focal lengths, internal focusing and a minimum focus distance of 0,28m. Quite how this will work behind a dome port remains to be seen but if it works, it is an interesting alternative.
It will be available for Canon and Nikon, with the Canon variant scheduled to be available in February, and the Nikon in March. In Japan, the price of the lens will be around 130,000 yen (£730/$1080).
AT-X14-20 F2 PRO DX
Kenko Tokina Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the new AT-X 14-20 F2 PRO DX.
The fast F2.0 Zoom lens of Tokina
Since the maximum aperture of F2.0 is given this lens, it’s possible to support the low sensitivity photography used ISO64 and ISO100 setting. The maximum aperture of F2.0 shows its power for the photography using the blur feeling and photography with the low brightness (In the room, In the night).
Adopt highly precise Plastic Aspherical lens
The 2nd lens group in this lens is adopted the plastic aspherical lens which improved surface accuracy, and is given antireflection coat. This lens is designed tough against ghost flare.
Arrange highly precise Glass molded Aspherical lens
2 pieces of super low dispersion glass molded aspherical lens is located in the back group of the lens, and various aberration are corrected by these lenses.
Compact Body and Excellent Operability
Tokina’s exclusive One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism allows the photographer to switch between AF/MF simply by sliding the focus ring, forward side for AF and back toward the camera for MF. This lens is designed as the fast aperture F2.0 in all focal range, but it is a compact body. This lens has a thread in the front frame, so it’s possible to attach filters of 82mm size.
The new Tokina AT-X 14-20 F2 PRO DX is an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for the DX(APS-C) size, and has the maximum aperture of F2.0.
In low brightness situation, use it demonstrates its preeminent power.
- Focus distance: 14 - 20 mm
- Brightness: F2.0 Canon
- Format : APS-C
- Minimum aperture: F22
- Lens configuration: 13 elements in 11 group
- Coating: Multilayer film coating
- Angle of view: 91.68° ~ 71.78°
- Filter size: 82mm
- Shortest Object Distance: 0.28m
- Macro maximum magnification: 1:8.36
- Focus method: Internal focus
- Number of Aperture blades: 9
- Maximum diameter: 89.0 mm
- Full length: 106.0 mm
- Weight: 725 g
- Hood (Attached) : BH-823
Above mentioned specifications are for a Nikon mount.
Nikon mount: 4961607634400
Canon mount: 4961607634417
BH-823 hood: 4961607711149
Part of Kenko Tokina Co. Ltd, Tokina has a optical manufacturing tradition that dates back over 60 years. Tokina specializes in high-quality lenses for todays digital single lens reflex (DSLR) cameras. This brand is known for speciality fast glass like the ATX-116 PRO DX, a top rated 11-16mm f/2.8 lens.