Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124 AF PRO DX II Lens

Tokina 12-24mm F:4 ATX PRO DX II

Product Summary

Overview

A lot of acronym and a lot of details but what the lens does is provide a sharp perspective for APS-C DSLR users. This DX format lens is designed for the purpose of the smaller image circle of a crop sensor. Much like a number of the other pro model lenses from Tokina, the 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124 AF PRO DX II Lens also has a one-clutch focus ring mechanism that enables the user to shift from auto-manual focusing simply by turning the focusing ring towards the camera.

An important new aspect in version II of the lens is the new AF motor for Nikon mount. This AF motor allows the lens to auto-focus on Nikon D40 and D60 series DSLRs. If you’re a Canon user the lens only offers a new coating that will reduce ghosting and flares as the older model already had the auto-focusing motor built-in.

The lens consists of 13 elements including 2 aspherical elements and SD elements arranged in 11 groups. It offers the same 1.5x and 1.6x crop factor for Nikon and Canon camera respectively giving a equivalent field of view of a 18-36mm lens mounted on a full frame DSLR. The angle of view of the lens is 99 – 61°. The lens is a superb landscape photography tool to have, but for the lack of image stabilization.

The lens diaphragm is made up of 9 blades giving it a maximum constant aperture of f/4. It can alternatively stop down to f/22. The lens takes a filter of size 77mm and weighs 540 grams. Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H

Sample Images by Tokina 12-24mm f/4 PRO DX II on Flickr

Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124 AF PRO DX II Specifications

Zoom Range 12 – 24mm
Max Aperture f/4
Min Aperture f/22
Construction E/G 13 Elements in 11 Groups
Coatings Multi-layer
Angle of View 99 – 61°
Min Focus Distance 1.0 ft (0.3 m)
Macro Ratio 1:8
Zooming Type Rotary Type
Aperture Blades No 9
Filter Size 77mm
Lens Width 3.5 in (87.88mm)
Lens Length 3.5 in (88.90mm)
Weight 1.2 lbs (540g)
Lens Hood BH-777 Star bayonet hood
Available Mounts Canon APS-C, Nikon APS-C
Compatibility The lens is designed for Digital cameras with APS-C sized CMOS and CCD sensors (DX) , not designed for cameras with Full Frame sensors (FX).

 

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Tokina AT-X 124 AF PRO DX II available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H

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