unfocused said:Whoa! Am I doing this calculation right: $90,000 yen = $1,153?
Sigma typically lists outrageously inflated MSRP, but I didn't think Tokina did. Or maybe things are just more expensive in Japan?
Anyway, it says the new lens won't be out in a Canon mount until July. Can you wait that long?
Test reports have identified chromatic aberration as an issue with the 11-16 so it would be nice if they could reduce that. Although I have to say I've never noticed an unusual amount in real life. I am very, very fond of my 11-16 and have never found its supposed flaws to be a problem. Some people complain about distortion, but it seems to me that if your shooting an ultrawide, you ought to expect some distortion and, in fact, that's half the fun.
I'd probably see what the real street price is going to be and decide then, but it doesn't sound to me like the improvements are that significant.
docfrance said:Really surprising... I'm no pro, but I've been extremely impressed by my 11-16 since I bought it almost 3 years ago. I certainly can't imagine an improvement that would justify trading up, but any improvement on this already great lens could help Tokina attract more customers.
"For Immediate Release
June 25, 2012
The New Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II is an update to the widely popular and award winning AT-X 116 PRO DX, 11-16 F/2.8 lens.
The main update to this lens is in the Nikon mount, the AT-X 116 PRO DX-II has an internal silent focusing motor to allow the lens to AF on Nikon bodies that do not have an AF drive gear and motor.
There have also been some adjustments made to the coating for slightly improved optical performance.
This compact ultra wide-angle zoom has a bright constant F/2.8 aperture make viewing and auto focus possible in lower light situations but still maintaining a reasonable size and weight.
Two Super-Low Dispersion glass elements and two aspheric glass allow the proprietary optical design to achieve excellent contrast and sharpness as well as controlling chromatic aberration.
Tokina’s exclusive One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism allows the photographer to switch between AF and MF simply by snapping the focus ring forward for AF and back toward the lens mount for manual focusing. The lens is also designed to stand up to the rigors of daily use by photographers in a wide variety of shooting conditions and environments.
Other than the optical coating change there are no changes to the Canon mount. The AT-X 116 PRO DX-II for Canon uses the same AF motor and AF drive system as the the previous model.
Mount Availability: Canon EOS, Nikon-D
Focal Length: 11mm – 16mm
Maximum Aperture: F/2.8
Minimum Aperture: F/22
Optical Construction: 13 Elements / 11 Groups
SD Glass: 2 Element
Coatings: Multi-layer coatings
Angle of View: 104 to 82degrees
Minimum Focus Distance: 11.81 in. (30.0cm)
Reproduction Ratio: 1:11.6
Zooming System: Rotary Type
Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9
Filter Size: 77mm
Maximum Outer Diameter: 3.31in. (84mm)
Dimensions: 3.31in. (84mm) x L3.50 in. (89mm)
Weight:: 19.40oz. (550g)
Lens Hood: BH-77B"
Good news! Since I will keep on dual-shooting with my aps-c even if I have a ff body, I think I'll get this one. With f2.8, the large dof of an ultrawide plus slow required shutter speeds, these should only need low iso values with Canon's 18mp sensor.xps said: