Kenro has announced the UK release of the Tokina AT-X 16.5 135mm DX, a new compact super wide zoom lens, based on the award-winning AT-X 124 PRO DX (12-24mm f/4) model.
The lens begins at 16.5mm making it ideally suited for scenic and travel photography in addition to being a great standard lens for most general photographic situations, offering an equivalent angle of view of 25-200mm in full format 35mm terms.
The AT-X 16.5-135 DX's optical design benefits from three aspherical elements, one all glass precision-moulded element and 2 compound elements yielding high contrast. Additionally two Super-low Dispersion (SD) glass elements correct chromatic aberration. It also features a newly designed high-precision mechanical zoom cam system which minimizes play and eliminates zoom creep.
This new addition to the Tokina range has a slightly shorter zoom range to maintain optical quality at wide apertures. The optical system of the lens features a new multi-coating system that helps to reduce reflections that can cause flare and ghosting.
Further features include:
- Focal length: 16.5 - 135mm
- Maximum aperture: f/3.5-5.6
- Minimum aperture: f/22
- Optical construction: 15 elements in 9 groups
- Coatings: Multi-layer coating
- Angle of view: 82° ~ 12°
- Minimum focus distance: 19.7 in. (0.5m)
- Macro Ratio: 1:5.43
- Zooming system: Rotary type
- Number of diaphragm blades: 9
- Filter size: 77mm
- Dimensions: 3.46 in. (84mm) X L 3.1 in. (78mm)
- Weight: 21.5 oz. (610g)
- Lens Hood BH-777 Star bayonet hood.
The lens comes with either a Canon or Nikon fit and has an RRP of £799. For more information please visit the Kenro