Last updated (14 May’13):
– Review by Lenstip
The Tokina 12-24MM F/4 Pro II features 12-24 at focal length with maximum aperture of f/4. The lens construction has 13 elements in 11 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 99 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 11.8 in. (30cm) and has a filter size of 77mm. The Tokina 12-24MM F/4 Pro II lens weighs 19.0 oz. (540g) and it measures 3.46 in. (84mm) in diameter and 3.5 in. (89.5mm) long.
Tokina 12-24MM F/4 Pro II Reviews
Lenstip reviews the Tokina 12-24MM F/4 Pro II and writes;
“Although the chromatic aberration didn’t decrease and the coma and the astigmatism even increased slightly, the build quality remains at a very high level, with the sharpness of pictures and the work against bright light improving a bit. Also the distortion and the level of vignetting at the wide angle got lower as well..”
Photozone reviews the Tokina 12-24MM F/4 Pro II and writes;
“The Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4 AT-X Pro DX II is a well performing wide-angle zoom lens. Sharpness is excellent at the image center, except for the long end of the zoom range. At both ends of the zoom range, 12mm and 24mm, the corners are a little weak and the lens needs to be stopped down to f/8 to achieve very good resolution across the whole frame.”
Ephotozine reviews the Tokina 12-24MM F/4 Pro II and writes;
“In terms of image sharpness this lens is an excellent performer, and easily equals the performance of the best competition.., this lens makes a compelling wide angle choice for APS-C digital SLRs due to its excellent sharpness, build quality and keen price.”
Tokina 12-24MM F/4 Pro II Sample Photos
– Tokina 12-24mm f/4 ATX Pro DX Sample Photos @ Mylensdb.com
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– Tokina 12-24mm f/4 ATX Pro DX Sample Photos @ Pixel-peeper.com
– Tokina 12-24mm f/4 ATX Pro DX Sample Photos @ Photographyreview.com
– Tokina 12-24mm f/4 ATX Pro DX Sample Photos @ Pbase.com
– Tokina 12-24MM F/4 Pro II Sample Photos @ Flickr.com
– Tokina 12-24MM F/4 Pro II Sample Photos @ Amazon.com
Tokina 12-24MM F/4 Pro II User Manual
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Tokina 12-24MM F/4 Pro II Specifications
The Nikon mount AT-X 124 PRO DX II has a built-in AF motor drive. The motor inside the lens was loaded onto the Nikon mount specification anew. The AF operates smoothly and quietly due to a DC motor that uses a new AF control gear assembly. With the built-in motor, the lens can be used in AF mode with the Nikon D60 and D40 and other silent wave bodies. The Canon version of the lens already has a built-in AF motor and will benefit from the improved multi-coating.
The optical system of original AT-X 124 PRO DX won awards for its sharpness world-wide. This design was maintained in the AT-X 124 PRO DX II and improved with the introduction of new multi-coating_ system. The new multi-coating helps reduce reflections that can cause flare and ghosting even more than in the AT-X 124 PRO DX.
The AT-X 124 PRO DX II features the one-touch focus clutch mechanism. _ To use the one-touch focus clutch mechanism, move the focus ring forward, towards the front of the lens, for AF or back for MF. This allows for a fast and easy manual over-ride in difficult lighting situations.
Digital single-lens reflex DX lens_ dedicated to digital SLR cameras with APS-C sized sensors.