New Tokina AT-X 17-35mm f/4 PRO FX lens

The Tokina AT-X 17-35mm f/4 PRO FX lens was first shown at Photokina 2008. The Canon version will be available in July, the Nikon version will go on sale in September, 2011. The listed price for Japan is ¥98,000 (around $1,211).  Some sample images can be found here.


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  • Totalreader

    EF 17-40mm f/4L USM =839$ (BH)
    nothing more to say but madness

    • Paul Hartung

      No. Don’t believe the hype. Their 16-28mm f/2.8 was announced much higher than it sells for ($900), and this will be the same sort of thing after the dust settles.

      I could see this lens at around $700 after all.

  • Dan

    Even the Nikon version (16-35 f4 w/VR) is cheaper. I have to assume it will be cheaper in the US.

  • alx

    Come on, stop saying same thing everytime ! It’s not a street price and you compare to current Canon and Nikon prices !

  • Tom

    I hope the price will drop lower than 17-40

  • Craig

    The quoted price is not the street price. I am sure it is the MSRP from Tokina. I suspect the street price will be in the $800US range.

  • Nice lens but there is a 16-35 VR which is 1 mm wider, has stabilizer and is… cheaper!

  • Sure that street price wouldn’t be 98,000yen. All companies in Japan have tendency to list suggested price a lot higher than actual street price.
    Tokina 16-28 have street price of 79,800yen(118,000yen suggested), Tokina 11-16 is 52,800 yen at street(90,000yen suggested) and Canon is 82,485yen(120,000yen suggested). So most probably Tokina 17-35 will be at most 65,000yen.

    • I thougt on Canon 17-40 when I wrote Canon.
      Nikon 16-35 VR has suggested price at 154,000 yen but stret price is 110,985 yen.

  • Mike

    “Come on, stop saying same thing everytime ! It’s not a street price and you compare to current Canon and Nikon prices !”
    UM. The MSRP is higher than a lens with VR and 1mm wider. a BRAND NAME LENS.

    Are you serious? Get out of here you tokina fanboy.

  • 42PL

    That seems really expensive to me.

  • kaze kaze

    on paper looks like a good match to my trustly 17-35 2.8D, probably beat it on corner @17mm, but heck, 82mm filter size and it’s only a f4… ? the dynamic range could improve a bit on the samples there… or was it just cause from a 5D mkII?

  • benjamin

    no aperture ring =\\\

    i like that tokina’s starting to build FF lenses again. wonder if they ll revive the 28-70 2.8 line.. the current versions are fantastic wrt to resolution but the old coatings make them flare quite abit. a new 100-300 f4 would be fantastic too!

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