New super wide zoom lens from Tokina
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.
Kenro is the official UK distributors for Tokina lenses. See www.kenro.co.uk for details of your nearest stockist,