Tokina AT-X 12-28 mm f/4 Lens

The new Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4lens has a super-wide to standard zoom range while maintaining a constant f/4 aperture. The lens is designed for DSLR cameras with APS-C (DX) sized sensors.

A new optical design using aspherical elements and super-low dispersion glass matches even the highest megapixel DX sensors cameras available today. One aspherical lens element is positioned in the front group. This, together with another precision molded glass aspherical lens element placed in the rear group, ideally focuses marginal light rays and maintains sharpness at the edges while also correcting distortion. The use of two different SD (Super-low Dispersion) glass elements corrects chromatic aberration

The new AF “GMR magnetic precision” control sensor is capable of fast autofocus. Tokina placed the new sensor closer to the drive unit in the lens for faster communication between the controller and AF motor. This, combined with the motor's high-precision focus control, yields faster, more accurate autofocus.

Additionally, a brand new “SD-M” (Silent Drive-Module) has greatly lowered the sounds emitted by the auto focus drive system, allowing for much quieter AF. Both Canon and Nikon mounts have a built-in AF motor to make them autofocus compatible with all current camera bodies.

The Tokina AT-X 12-28mm f/4 compact design makes the lens easy to carry and handle. Manual focus is achieved through Tokina's one-touch focus clutch AF/MF mechanism. Simply slide the manual focus ring forward for auto-focus or back for manual focus operation. The lens focus ring is damped in the manual mode for smooth and precise focusing. In addition, the lens has a 77mm filter size, allowing filters such as the Hoya HD2 low-profile circular polarizer or UV to be used.

Est. Street Price: $599.00

Kenko Tokina USA, Inc. is the U. S. distributor for Tokina lenses, Hoya filters, Kenko binoculars and photo accessories and SLIK camera support systems. Kenko Tokina USA provides marketing, sales, distribution, and technical/consumer service and support. Kenko Tokina is located in Huntington Beach, CA and on the Web at

merdeka04's picture

This is really a great offer considering that the lens is much cheaper than other brands in the market while serving the same purpose. - Michael Courouleau

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Rainer's picture

Tokina Lenses are my favourite as far as quality, build and performance is concerned. The very reason I have four Tokina Lenses.
I would still prefer my 11 x 16 mm f2.8 ATX