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New Tokina lens from Kenro - New version of leading Tokina lens hits the shops.
Kenro has announced the UK release of the Tokina AT-X 124 PRO DX II, the new version of the acclaimed AT-X 124 PRO DX.
The Nikon mount AT-X 124 PRO DX II features a built-in AF motor drive that operates smoothly and quietly due to a DC motor that uses a new AF control gear assembly. With the built-in motor, the lens can be used in AF mode with the Nikon D60 and D40 and other silent wave bodies. The Canon version of the lens already has a built-in AF motor.
The optical system of the original lens won awards for its sharpness and the new version has been improved further by the introduction of a new multi-coating system. This new coating helps reduce reflections that can cause flare and ghosting.
Like its predecessor, the AT-X 124 PRO DX II features the one-touch focus clutch mechanism. To use this feature the user simply moves the focus ring forward, towards the front of the lens, for AF or back for MF. This allows for a fast and easy manual over-ride in difficult lighting situations.
Further features include:
- Focal length: 12-24mm
- Maximum Aperture: F/4
- Minimum Aperture: F/22
- Optical Construction: 13 Elements / 11Groups
- Angle of view: 99 - 61°
- Minimum Focus Distance: 11.8 in. (30cm)
- Macro Ratio: 1:8
- Aperture blades: 9
- Filter Size: 77mm
- Lens diameter: 3.46 in. (84mm)
- Total length: 3.5 in. (89.5mm)
- Weight: 19.0 oz. (540g)
- Included Accessories: BH-777 Star bayonet hood