Berkeley, CA (PressExposure) April 04, 2011 -- THK Photo Products fortify their partnership with Sony by releasing the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AF lens for Sony mount.
In 2005, Tokina stopped making lens for Sony (also known as Minolta). This lens marks a new start for both business because this is the first lens that Tokina made for Sony since that time. Tokina is aware of Sony's increasing market share since 2005 and they made a quick move to produce one of their most popular lens for Sony.
Sony and Tokina used to be partners, but Tokina stopped production lens for Sony in 2005. This lens is the first lens that Tokina made since their partnership ended. Tokina is aware of Sony's increasing market share since 2005 and they made a quick move to produce one of their most popular lens for Sony.
This Tokina 11-16mm PRO DX lens is Tokina's best selling ultra-wide angle lens in the market. Photojournalists will appeal to this release because they are always in need of an f/2.8 lens.
Based on the award-winning optical design of the AT-X 124 PRO DX (12-24mm f/4) lens, the new AT-X 116 PRO DX has a slightly shorter zoom range to maintain optical quality at wide apertures.
Unique to this Tokina 11-16mm lens is Tokina's One-touch focus clutch mechanism. This mechanism is used to switch between MF and AF. Photographers can easily pull their lens forward or backward to get the desired focusing mechanism. Nikon DSLR users won't need to change the AF/MF switch on their camera body. Canon DSLR user can accomplish everything by the focus ring.
Tokina's exclusive One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism allows the photographer to switch between AF and MF simply by snapping the focus ring forward for AF and back toward the camera to focus manually. There is no need to change the AF/MF switch on Nikon camera bodies* and there is no second AF/MF switch on the lens for Canon, everything is accomplished by the focus ring.