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Recently I had the pleasure of giving the Tokina AT-X 24-70 F2.8 Pro FX lens a test run. First impressions, the lens shows itself to be a decent competitor in this space. On taking it out of the box, the weight and fe... [Read more]

March 6, 2016

Tokina 24-70mm f/2.8 Ultrasharp Full-Frame AT-X (2015-)

Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX (in Canon mount, also comes in Nikon mount; full-frame, APS-C and 35mm film coverage, 82mm filters, 35.8 oz./1,016g, 1.3'/15"/0.38m close focus, about $999). enlarge. I got mine at Adoram... [Read more]

October 4, 2015

Lens Test: Tokina AT-X 24–70mm f/2.8 PRO FX

Tokina enters a 
beloved zoom class Despite the widespread popularity of full-frame 24–70mm f/2.8 lenses, Tokina has never made an auto- focus version of this versatile wide-to-telephoto zoom—until now. And what a... [Read more]

September 23, 2015


Tokina enters a beloved zoom class DESPITE THE widespread popularity of full-frame 24–70mm f/2.8 lenses, Tokina has never made an autofocus version of this versatile wide-to-telephoto zoom—until now. And what a debu... [Read more]

September 15, 2015

Tokina 70-200mm F4 AT-X Pro FX VCMS (Nikon F)

Tokina has always been a maker of some excellent third party lenses, and the release of the Tokina 70-20mm f4 ATX Pro heralds this even more so. The recently announced lens isn’t billed as being weather sealed–but th... [Read more]

August 24, 2015

Tokina AF 12-28mm f/4 AT-X 124 Pro DX II (Nikon F)

Tokina’s 12-28mm f4 II lens is amongst their excellent lineup of zoom lenses. Since our first impressions post, we’ve been playing with the lens a lot and getting up close and personal to many scenes. Due to Nikon’... [Read more]

August 13, 2015

The Tokina AT-X 24-70mm f/2.8 PRO FX Lens

As a third-party lens manufacturer, you know that when you enter the realm of the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, you are going to be competing against the best of the best from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). Not only t... [Read more]

August 7, 2015


Tokina’s ultra-wide lenses have a great track record of being killer alternatives to name-brand options. This became clear the day they delivered the first Tokina DX ultra-wide lens, the 12-24mm f/4 DX. Then came the f... [Read more]

August 7, 2015

Tokina AT-X 11–20mm f/2.8 Pro DX

We got our hands on the Tokina AT-X 11–20mm f/2.8 Pro DX lens and handed it over to Rebecca Frogley to experiment with. It’s a nifty little thing — at 560g and with a length of only 92mm, the Tokina 11–20mm is ... [Read more]

July 13, 2015

Kenko Tokina Cinema Lenses Nearing Delivery

"At this year’s NAB conference Michael Burnham of Kenko Tokina lead us through a tour of their new lens and optics offerings for the video and photography space. Based on the optic construction of their line of lenses ... [Read more]

April 7, 2014

BMCC with Hoya proND's and Hoya IR Cut Filter

"For the past year with the BMCC, I've been shooting with only a Vari ND and nothing else... which in hindsight was a pretty big mistake. With the Hoya proND's and IR Cut, you get an image as close to neutral as is possi... [Read more]

February 23, 2014

Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro lens review

From This new constant-aperture, ultra-wide lens for crop-sensor cameras goes large on zoom range and offers impressive image quality. Find out why in our Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro review. [Read more]

January 15, 2014


"To photograph a small object like a pair of wedding rings and fill the frame with it, photographers turn to macro lenses. Specialty lenses like these unfortunately can be rather expensive. In this video, we’ll be re... [Read more]

January 9, 2014

Tokina AT-X M100 AF Pro D 100mm f2.8 Nikon mount lens review: Excellent all-round performance

The Tokina achieves a DxOMark lens score of 31 points on the 36-Mpix D800, and has a high sharpness score of 19P-Mpix. At full aperture the Tokina has good sharpness in the center, which expands across the frame stoppin... [Read more]

December 10, 2013

Tokina’s AT-X 11-16 F/2.8 PRO DX Type-II Is Now Available in Sony Alpha Mount

In January 2014, Tokina will start shipping the Sony Alpha mount version of their 11-16mm f2.8 lens. The lens has been available for both Canon and Nikon mounts for a while, but it only makes sense that the third largest... [Read more]

November 27, 2013

Lens Test: Tokina AT-X 12–28mm f/4 Pro DX

"Tokina has recently shown remarkable success in controlling distortion at ultrawide focal lengths, while keeping prices low. This new 12–28mm f/4 AT-X Pro DX wide-angle zoom for Canon and Nikon APS-C bodies ($599, str... [Read more]

October 23, 2013

First Impressions: Tokina Cinema Lenses

We recently went to CineGear Expo NY to meet up with Tokina and check out their cinema lenses that we’ve previously reported on. The company is currently showing off three prototypes: the 11-16mm T3, 16-28mm T3, and 50... [Read more]

September 29, 2013

New Gear: Tokina 16-28mm T3.0 Cine Lens

The number of cine lenses on the market has been on the rise since DSLRs got into the video game. Now Tokina has also gotten on board, with a wide-angle cine lens announced on its Japanese site. With an asking price of ... [Read more]

September 23, 2013

Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 Pro DX Lens Review

An ultrawide angle 2.3x zoom lens for crop sensor Canon and Nikon cameras, which costs around £540 and sports a constant maximum aperture of f/4 and virtually silent internal focusing. On a Nikon DX camera, this zoom ra... [Read more]

September 20, 2013

The Tokina Rain Dispersion Filter Has No Problem Keeping Water off Your Lens

For those people who are fed up with constantly wiping water drops off of their lens when shooting in rainy weather, Tokina has a pretty ingenious solution for you: a hydrophilic “rain dispersion filter.” The demo... [Read more]

September 16, 2013

Canon 16-35mm II vs Tokina 16-28mm Lens Review

From A long but thorough head-to-head video review. "I’ve needed a wider angle lens than what my Tamron 24-70mm and I had a real estate Project I had coming up a couple weeks ago so ask B... [Read more]

September 13, 2013

The, First Impressions of the Tokina 12-28mm f/4 lens

Tokina’s zoom lenses are amongst some of the most popular for APS-C DSLR camera shooters for many reasons. Besides their generally stellar image quality, they are also often priced just right. In the case of their bran... [Read more]

July 22, 2013

Tokina 17-35mm f/4 Ultra-Low Distortion AT-X PRO FX

This Tokina 17-35mm f/4 is as sharp as Nikon's professional 17-35mm f/2.8 AF-S. It's not quite as sharp and lacks the VR of Nikon's 16-35mm VR. This Tokina lens has much less distortion than any other ultrawide zoom, reg... [Read more]

November 11, 2011

Tested: Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX

The first lens in a promised line of AT-X Pro FX full-frame Tokinas, this is also the company's first with a highly refined, micro AF motor that's both silent and fast-focusing. Approximately a 26-45mm equivalent on Cano... [Read more]

December 17, 2010

Hoya HD Polarizers: World's Best Filters

These new Hoya HD filters really are something special. "HD" is a marketing name, not a technical designation. Hoya's HD filters come in circular polarizers (C-PL) and UV (protection) types. [Read more]

December 1, 2009

Lens Test: Tokina AT-X 11-16mm f/2.8 Pro DX AF

The industry's widest high-speed ultrawide zoom for DSLRs, this digital-only lens ($570, street) is one of Tokina's AT-X series of pro-quality optics. A 16.5-24mm equivalent, its design is based on Tokina's 12-24mm f/4. ... [Read more]

December 16, 2008

Tokina's AT-X 535 PRO DX; A Fast, Constant Aperture Zoom

The mid-range zoom I started with when I bought my Nikon D300 was no speed demon, and I was hankering for an f/2.8 lens in the (effective) 70-200mm range. What first attracted me to the Tokina AT-X 535 PRO DX was the fas... [Read more]

November 1, 2008

Tokina's AT-X 107 AF DX Fisheye Zoom; It Keeps The Look Throughout The Zoom Range

I developed a love for fisheyes way back when I was shooting film. In fact, when I took the digital route, the first new lens I bought for my brand-new Canon EOS 5D was a fisheye. I figured, what better way to celebr... [Read more]

August 1, 2008

Tokina AT-X 107 DX AF 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 Fish-Eye

Tokina's AT-X 107 DX AF 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 fish-eye zoom lens is the most fun I've had with a lens in a long while. It features an incredibly wide 180-degree field of view, and with its zoom, something unique for fish-eye... [Read more]

August 1, 2007

Tokina's AT-X 100mm f/2.8 PRO D Macro Lens; Close-Ups For Digital And Film

Although many zoom lenses are labeled as "macro" that designation generally refers only to moderately close focusing ability. With a few exceptions, such zooms are not adequate for a dramatic frame-filling image unless t... [Read more]

January 1, 2006

Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 DX II

The Nikon mount AT-X 124 PRO DX II has a built-in AF motor drive. The motor inside the lens was loaded onto the Nikon mount specification anew. The AF operates smoothly and quietly due to a DC motor that uses a new AF co... [Read more]

January 1, 2006

Tokina AT-X 124 AF Pro DX

The Tokina AT-X 124 AF Pro DX lens provides photographers shooting with digital SLRs a high-performing and affordable 12-24mm wide-angle zoom. With a constant maximum aperture of f/4 throughout its entire zoom range, thi... [Read more]

July 1, 2005

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