Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX lens Announced, Price around $800

tokina 11-20mm f 2.8 pro dx lens

Tokina has announced the new Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX lens in Japan. This lens is available for Canon and Nikon mount. Designed for APS-C and DX format cameras, This lens was first shown on Photokina 2014 in September. The Japanese price for this lens JPY 100,000, this is around $800 in US. You can check price of this lens at B&H Photo Video. First shipment will be around February, 2015.

Compatible with Nikon DX-format DSLRs, this wide-angle zoom provides a 16.5-30mm equivalent focal length and features a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture for consistent low-light performance throughout the zoom range.
One P-MO aspherical element in the front group pairs with a glass-molded aspherical element in the rear group to minimize distortions and correct aberrations. Additionally, three SD ultra-low dispersion elements are also incorporated within the lens design to further reduce chromatic aberrations for greater color accuracy and clarity.
Multi-layer lens coatings reduce lens flare and ghosting for greater contrast and maintained color fidelity.
A one-touch focus clutch mechanism permits seamless switching between autofocus and manual focusing positions, and the focusing ring features a moderate amount of torque for more fine-tuned control over the focusing position.
An internal focusing mechanism maintains the overall lens form factor during operation.
A nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth out-of-focus quality, which benefits the use of shallow depth of field techniques.
Focal Length 11 – 20mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 17.6 – 32 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF / Nikon F
Format Compatibility APS-C / DX
Angle of View 104.34° – 72.42°
Minimum Focus Distance 11.02″ (28 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:8.62
Elements/Groups 14/12
Diaphragm Blades 9
Autofocus Yes
Filter Thread Front:82 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.50 x 3.62″ (89 x 92 mm)
Weight 1.23 lb (560 g)