Tokina Announces 17-35mm f/4 for Nikon F and Canon EF

In addition to releasing its 23mm and 33mm f/1.4 atx-m lenses for Fujifilm camera systems, Tokina has also revealed its latest lens for Canon EF and Nikon F mount DSLR cameras, the atx-i 17–35mm f/4.

The company says the lens is designed for full-frame cameras and is made to provide a flexible, wide-angle option. When at a focal length of 17mm, the lens provides a 103.9-degree field of view, which Tokina says is “great for shooting in tight situations or for taking in wide landscapes.”

The lens is designed of 13 elements in 12 groups with two super-low dispersion glass elements and one aspheric glass element that the company says allows for excellent contrast and sharpness while controlling chromatic aberration.
Features an aperture range of f/4 through f/22 and has a minimum focusing distance of 28cm.
Also features Tokina’s exclusive One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism, which makes it easy to switch between autofocus and manual focus by pushing and pulling the lens barrel.

The 17-35mm f/4 claims to have “precise autofocus” thanks to a combination of the Tokia GMR sensor and SD-M (Silent Drive-Module). Tokina also says that there is “moisture protection” on the lens, but did not go into detail on any specific rating.

The new lens is likely the replacement for the Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro lens that is currently on closeout for both Nikon and Canon mounts. This latest version will retail for $600 and will be available on December 11.

More info on Tokina’s website.

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