Tokina adds focus motor to create AT-X 116 Pro DX II wide-angle for APS-C DSLRs
Tokina has announced an updated version of its highly-regarded 11-16mm F2.8 wideangle zoom for APS-C SLRs. The AT-X 116 PRO DX II adds a ‘Silent Drive-Module’ (SD-M) focus motor that enables it to autofocus on all Nikon SLRs. The latest version also includes improved surface coatings (which are particularly important for wide-angle lenses) and adds a ‘GMR’ sensor to locate the focus element’s current position, to speed up autofocus – a technology first introduced on the AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX full-frame wide-angle. US distributor THK Photo tells us the Nikon version should be available around April with a Canon version following around August.
Unlike version 1 of the lens, there is no mention of a Sony version.
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Posted on 27 January, 2012, in Camera, Canon, DSLR, News, Nikon and tagged Camera Equipment, Photography Equipment, Photography Gears, silent drive, Tokina, Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX II, wide angle lenses. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.