Kenko Tokina has announced a new ultra-wide zoom lens for Canon and Nikon crop sensor cameras. The new Tokina AT-X 14-20mm f/2 PRO DX has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 22-32mm on Canon APS-C cameras and 21-30mm on Nikon ones.
The lens has a large, fixed f/2.0 aperture that lets you keep your ISO low and shutter speed fast when shooting in low light environments.
It features a plastic aspherical lens for “improved surface accuracy” and anti-reflection thanks to a special coating (to combat ghosting and flares). To the rear of the lens are 2 low-dispersion aspherical glass elements that help correct for various aberrations.
A special feature in the new 14-20mm is the “One-touch Focus Clutch” system, which lets you toggle between manual and auto focus by simply sliding the focus ring instead of having to worry about a separate switch. Slide the focus ring forward for autofocus and back toward the camera for manual.
Other specs and features include an 82mm filter thread size, 13 elements in 11 groups, a 0.28m minimum object distance, a max macro magnification of 1:8.36, internal focusing, a 9-blade aperture, a weight of 725g (~25.6oz) and a length of 106mm (~4.17in). Pricing and availability have not yet been announced.