Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro review: designed to be a fast lens in every possible way, this new wide-angle Tokina lens has a high-quality look and feel.
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.
Does your lens has more letters after its name than a retired rocket scientist. What do all these lens markings mean? You can refer to a lens simply by the name of the manufacturer, the focal length, and its maximum aperture – a Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6, say, or Canon 50mm f/1.4. But as lenses have often evolved from decades of development, they usually have a line of additional letters after their names, stamped on the barrel or printed on the boxes.
Some lens markings are about manufacturer branding – defining a more recent range, or a lens that’s built to higher standards than another. Others are to do with the optics themselves, and to highlight specific technologies used in the lens construction. In the jargon-busting guide below, we’ll translate these lens markings for you.
The new Tokina AT-X Pro SD 70-200mm f/4 (IF) FX telephoto zoom lens features a ring-type ultrasonic focus motor and image stabilisation.
The new Tokina 300mm f/6.3 telephoto lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras is equivalent in 35mm to 600mm and offers users a minimum focusing distance of 0.8m, and a 1:2 reproduction in Macro mode.
Tokina has announced a new ultra-wideangle zoom lens for Canon and Nikon photographers.
The new AT-X 17-35mm f/4 Tokina lens is designed for full-frame Canon EOS and Nikon cameras and opens up a 103.9 degree field of view from its widest end when used at 35mm.
A major bonus of fast lenses is that they allow you to use faster shutter speeds in low light, fending off the problems of both camera shake and motion blur, the latter of which can’t be fixe