tokina archives (26 posts)



New for Alpha SLRs: Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 II DX, December 12, 2013
More tape delayed lens news! A new lens is coming to the world of Sony Alpha Dyxum Konica Minolta SLR users. Tokina is going to release their 11-16mm f2.8 II lens in this mount as well. Details via Photography Blog... Continue

Tokina jumps on the Cine Lens bandwagon with new 16-28mm T3.0 Cine Lens, September 24, 2013
Yet another sign of the staying power of digital video, Tokina has joined the Cine lens party by announcing a new 16-28mm T3.0 Cine Lens. First up it will be the PL mount, followed by the EF mount. Since Nikon... Continue

New Tokina 11-16mm T3.0 Cine Lens shown at Broadcast Asia, July 1, 2013
The digital video party continues at Tokina headquarters as well. At the Broadcast Asia trade show, Tokina showed a Cine version of their 11-16mm lens, the 11-16mm T3.0 Cine. DSLR News Shooter was there at the event and was told... Continue

Tokina reveals price of new 12-28mm f4 DX DSLR lens: $600, June 8, 2013
Tokina revealed the price of its upcoming APS-C wide zoom DSLR lens, the new 12-28mm f4 DX Pro etc etc. It will be $600 and available in the Canon and Nikon SLR mounts only. Press release at dpreview (via Pop... Continue

Tokina working with Pentax on Full Frame Lenses (for Full Frame DSLR - obviously), February 2, 2013
At CP Plus, the PentaxForums News Blog was told by a Tokina employee that Pentax and Tokina are working together on 35mm full frame Pentax-branded lenses for an upcoming Pentax full frame DSLR. Tokina, unlike Tamron, does not sell lenses... Continue

New Tokina SLR lenses: 70-200mm f4 stabilized and 12-28 (not a typo) f4 DX, January 29, 2013
Nikon's fascination with f4 lenses must be contagious! Tokina has announced two new f4 SLR zoom lenses for the CP Plus trade show. One full frame and one APS-C lens. The full frame lens is the Tokina 70-200mm f4 Pro... Continue

Newsbytes: Tokina 300/6.3 (m43rds), Rollei 36x superzoom, X-Pro1 iPad app, new Canon M-printers, etc, August 8, 2012
A number of newsy items are filling up the buffers, so it is time to release the pressure with a new Newsbytes round-up... New Gear + Tokina 300mm f6.3 mirror less for M43rds launching in Europe for 400 euro via... Continue

Tokina 300mm f6.3 mirror lens (M43rds) becomes official, April 25, 2012
Tokina teased a 300mm mirror lens for Micro Four Thirds at CP+ 2012 in February, and now the lens has become a press release reality as Tokina has officially announced it! This is a 300mm f6.3 manual focus macro mirror... Continue

CP+: Tokina will be showing 70-200mm f4 SLR lens and 300mm mirror (M43rds), February 3, 2012
Tokina will be showing a 70-200mm f4 FX stabilized SLR lens at the Japanese CP+ trade show in Japan writes Megapixel.co.il. This is not a rumor, it has been posted at the Japanese Tokina website (computer translated) that also mentions... Continue

New Tokina 11-16mm Pro DX II lens (Canon, Nikon), January 27, 2012
Tokina has formally announced a new 11-16mm AT-X Pro DX II lens in the Canon and Nikon mounts, with a built-in motor to appease the motorless Nikon DSLRs. Details via dpreview, DSLR Magazine, Photography Blog, QueSaBeSde, et al. Continue

Tamron, Tokina and Astrodesign officially join Micro Four Thirds, January 26, 2012
The financial scandal+crisis has perhaps encouraged Olympus to run its "2 minute offense" on new products, instead of the usual fullback-on-almost-every-down we typically get from the traditional SLR manufacturers. Today they have announced that Tamron, Tokina and AstroDesign have officially... Continue

Kenko 400mm f8 mirror lens and adapters for ...mirrorless systems (M43rds, NEX), January 12, 2012
I don't recall recalling if this was mentioned before, but Japanese website DC Watch Impress (computer translated) visited the Kenko-Tokina booth at CES-PMA and spotted a 400mm f8 mirror lens with adapters for the Micro Four Thirds and NEX mirrorless... Continue

Also (Ricoh GXR-M sighting, Zoerk for Pentax 67, Tokina 17-35 delayed, RED), July 15, 2011
Time to catch up with a couple more newsbytes, starting with the tape-delayed department: the Ricoh GXR-M (Leica M-mount sensor+lens module) was featured at Ricoh Japan's own GR blog (computer-translated) earlier in the week. It shows the camera in a... Continue

Kenko-Tokina buys Cokin, July 8, 2011
Two more recognizable names in the world of photography have tied the knot. It is wedding season after all ;-) Kenko-Tokina has purchased Cokin, a French company famous for its (photographic) filters! The press release says Cokin will remain independent... Continue

New Tokina 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 DX fisheye without built-in hood, June 27, 2011
Tokina has a new (or I should say) alternate version of their 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 DX lens, this new/alternate version is without the built-in lens hood! Press release at DC Views. Speaking of which, Kenko and Tokina merged officially as of... Continue

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