Tokina has announce the atx-i 11-16mm f/2.8 CF lens

Tokina recently announced the atx-i 11-16mm f/2.8 CF lens. It’s the third version of this lens and packed with some of the same features from the past along with some new features.

The new model retains the same 11-16mm focal range as past iterations. It has been designed for APS-C sensors, so it’s fitted for APS-C DSLRs. It sports a maximum aperture of f/2.8 and can be bought in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts.

What’s new with the atx-i 11-16mm?

There are a few changes with the new atx-i 11-16mm. The first notable changes is in its name. It new has an “i” in its name. Tokina says the added “i” stands for “interactive”.

Tokina atx-i 11-16mm f/2.8 CF lens

Its name isn’t all that’s new however. There’s also a new design. The atx-i has two aspherical glass elements and two Super-Low Dispersion glass elements. Those elements should minimize distortion, as well as deal with spherical aberration and astigmatism.

Durability

How does the atx-i 11-16mm f/2.8 CF fair against the elements? It is made with a water-repellent coating, so it should be easy to wipe away any water that gets on it.

How is the atx-i 11-16mm with shooting video?

From first impressions, it seems the lens works for video production. It has an ultra wide focal length. In addition to that, it has a fixed aperture, internal focus motors, and reportedly low focus breathing.

Video courtesy: Tokina

Pricing and availability

The Tokina atx-i 11-16mm f/2.8 CF comes in either Canon EF or Nikon F mount. Both are priced at $449. While the lens isn’t out yet, it’s expected to start shipping on November 8th.

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