Tokina Announces 11-16mm f/2.8 MarkII Lens Update!!

According to Canon Rumors and The-Digital-Picture, Tokina will be offering a MarkII update to their famed 11-16mm ultra wide angle lens for Nikon and Canon mounts this spring!! Personally, this is some of the most exciting news I've read in a long time. I have always been a big fan of Tokina's original 11-16mm lens, and regardless of some of its shortfalls, it is still my primary lens for landscape and astrophotography. I truly can't wait for the update to come for Canon mounts - even though we have to wait a few months longer than the Nikon boys. A translated spec sheet is provided below (credit Canon Rumors):

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 MarkII Lens

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 MarkII Lens


11 ~ 16mm F2.8 (IF) ASPHERICAL Retail Price: ¥ 90,000 (tax not included with hood) Product photography is Nikon mount specification. Nikon digital (APS-C) Will be released in late March 2012. Canon digital (APS-C) Will be released in late July 2012. Tokina at B&H

The newly developed SD-M (Silent Drive-Module) Using high-quiet DC motor, sealed by the shape and integral gear reducer motor, quiet to significantly enhanced.

GMR sensor (magnetic sensor Precision) AT-X 16-28 F2.8 PRO FX like, AT-X 116 PRO DX II to the GMR sensor mounted directly under the high-resolution focus. Focus control enables precise than the rotation detection sensor is used as a normal AF sensor control, and succeeded in accelerating the speed AF as a result.

Adoption of new coating AT is well received generally taken to improve the multi-coating as well as X 116 PRO DX has a more smooth gradation of the shadows.

Achieved by adopting high-dimensional depiction of ultra-low dispersion glass and aspherical lens P-aspheric lens placed in front of the group MO. Together with molded glass aspherical lens placed in the rear lens group which, while correcting the distortion, we are ideally each aberration correction. In addition, SD very close to fluorite (ultra low dispersion) glass, “FK03″ by adopting two, we aim to eliminate chromatic aberration.

Compact and good operability The one-touch focus clutch, AF-MF transition is simply sliding the focus ring to the front side. Feeling when manual focus, reasonable torque in the sense focus ring allows precise focusing.

While a large aperture zoom F2.8, achieve a minimum focusing distance 0.3m. Effective in taking advantage of the change in perspective drawing.

In addition, the filter size is 77mm. Frequent use C-PL Filter also available.

Specification Summary:
Focal length: 11 ~ 16mm
Filter Size: 77mm
Brightness: F2.8
Minimum aperture: F22
Lens Construction: 13 images in 11 groups
Greatest dimension: 84.0mm
Coating: Multilayer coating
Angle of view: 104 ° to 82 ° (with Nikon)
Minimum focusing distance: 0.3m
Macro maximum magnification: 1:11.6
Zoom mode: Rotating zoom
Number of aperture blades: Nine
Greatest dimension: 84.0mm
Full-length: 89.2mm
Weight: 550g
Accessories: Flower-shaped bayonet hood (BH-77A)
Compatible Mount: Nikon digital (APS-C) :4961607-634349
Canon digital (APS-C) :4961607-634356