Kenro has announced the UK release of the Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 PRO FX, the first in a new generation of full frame (FX) lenses designed for professional DSLR cameras.
The 16-28mm zoom range offers the photographer a super wide angle view for dramatic close up effects or to take in entire scenes. The 16-28 uses a newly developed silent DC motor that allows the lens to focus faster and more quietly than previous generations. The DC motor coupled with a new GMR magnetic AF sensor work together to increase AF Speed.
A new 56mm diameter aspherical glass element is incorporated into the front lens group, while there are two more aspherical elements in the rear group. The lens also features three SD super-low dispersion glass elements throughout its optical design.
The lens uses Tokina’s exclusive one-touch focus clutch mechanism that allows the photographer to switch between AF and MF simply by snapping the focus ring forward for AF and back toward the camera to focus manually.
The lens is designed for digital cameras with full frame (FX= 24mm x 36mm) sized CMOS and CCD sensors. It can also be used on digital cameras with APS-C (DX) sizes sensors. Available with either a Canon or Nikon fit, the AT-X 16-28mm is on sale now with an RRP of £1,072.
“This is a heavyweight lens for heavyweight photographers but, bearing in mind its excellent optics and build quality, it comes at a medium weight cost,” says Kenro Managing Director, Paul Kench. “The AT-X 16-28mm is the ideal choice for anyone who’s serious about landscape or architectural photography.”
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