Tokina has just announced the third member of its atx-i lineup joining the 11-16 f/2.8 CF and 100mm f/2.8 FF macro siblings. The Tokina atx-i 11-20mm F2.8 CF is designed as an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for APS-C sensor cameras and comes in Canon EF and Nikon F variants. It’s a follow-up to the Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F/2.8 that was announced back in October 2019.
With its 11-20mm focal length and fixed f/2.8 9-blade aperture, the unit seems ideal for shooting video, plus it gives you slightly more reach than the ubiquitous 11-16mm counterpart while weighing 555g (19.5oz).
The optical design of the lens consists of 14 elements in 12 groups and uses three aspherical lens elements for sharp, high contrast images with controlled aberrations and high contrast through the entire image.
In addition, the anti-reflective multi-layer coating improves light transmission and minimizes reflections while newly applied water-repellent coating makes wiping and cleaning the surface of the front glass element easier.
Furthermore, the overall length of the Tokina atx-i 11-20mm F2.8 CF does not change when focusing and zooming thanks to the internal type of the focus. The zooming mechanism inside the barrel allows using C-PL filters attached.
Just like the other two atx-i lenses in the line, the Tokina atx-i 11-20mm f/2.8 features the same One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism to quickly switch from AF to manual focus.
Last but not least, there’s a decent number of metal parts inside the lens for a reassuring built quality and long time utilization in different shooting conditions.
Tokina atx-i 11-20mm f/2.8 Highlights
- APS-C Format
- Canon EF, Nikon F models
- 17.6-32mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
- Three Aspherical Elements
- Water-repellent coating
- Internal Focus
- Improved AF accuracy
- One-touch Focus Clutch mechanism
- Greatly balanced cost performance
- Filter Size: 82mm
- Weight: 555g (19.5oz)
- Availability: mid-July 2020
- Price: $529
The Tokina atx-i 11-20mm f/2.8 is expected to start shipping in mid-July selling for $529.
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