Tokina AT-X 12-28 PRO DX lens detailed specifications



Tokina released more details on their new AT-X 12-28 PRO DX lens that was announced during the CP+ show in January this year - the Nikon version will be released in late April, the Canon version in late June this year:

Technical specifications

Focal length 12 ~ 28mm Filter Size 77mm
Brightness F4 Zoom method Zoom rotary
Minimum aperture F22 Number of diaphragm blades Nine
Lens constitution 14 sheets 12 groups Greatest dimension 84.0mm
Coating Multilayer coating Full-length 90.2mm
Angle of view 99.37 ° ~ 54.73 ° (when using Nikon cameras) Weight 530g
Minimum focusing distance 0.25m Accessories Flower type Bayonet hood 
Maximum magnification macro 1:4.94
Corresponding mount [Will be released in late April 2013]: Nikon digital (APS-C) 
[will be released in late June 2013]: (APS-C) Canon Digital 

MTF charts

Tokina AT-X 12-28 PRO DX lens MTF chart 2 Tokina AT-X 12-28 PRO DX lens MTF chart

Lens design

Tokina AT-X 12-28 PRO DX lens design

Sample images

Tokina AT-X 12-28 PRO DX lens sample images
Tokina AT-X 12-28 PRO DX lens sample images (2)
Tokina AT-X 12-28 PRO DX lens sample images (3)

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  • I still favour the 11-16 F2.8. It doesn’t have as much zoom range, but if you’re going to go wide…

    • Michael Choong

      11mm vs 12mm? How much wider?

      • Clint Dunn

        16.5 vs 18mm (in full frame terms). That is a HUGE difference if you shoot ultra-wide like I do….
        Not that I care….I sold my APS-C DSLR long ago…

        • Michael Choong

          Is not that obvious actually, especially in real world^^ but the 1 stop faster aperture did help a lot, if its always focus right under dim light with crappy nikon af system.

          • If you’re a “DX” shooter then horizontally it’s 89 degrees vs. 94 degrees (+/- ~0.2)

  • Sky

    No Sony version? Shame that Tokina doesn’t release any new lenses for A-mount. 🙁

    ps. I love bokeh on 2nd shot.

  • BP2012

    Is that a replacement for Tokina 12-24 f/4?

    The old one is a keeper, very good sharpness and great colors.

    Also great zoom range from wide to normal.

    From my point of view 12-28, 80-400 and 50mm prime is absolutely all I need.

    • Michael Choong

      When u got all these and you’ll find that 80-400 not enuf fast^^

      • BP2012

        Actually I have them all, except 12-28 (instead of I have 12-24) and yes they are fast enough for landscape/nature photography. 80-400 at long end is equivalent of 600mm FF. At that focal length with aperture f/5,6 it is SHARP unlike many other budget long telephoto lenses and weights only 1kg. Maybe that is not fast enough lens for highly paid pro’s but I am very satisfied with it. My small backpack with those 3 lenses, one body, one flash, carbon traveler tripod and a few accessories weights only 3,5kg. Maybe the lenses are not the fastest but I am with such small weight and that is most important for me.

  • Arthur

    Well the bokeh on that second shoot looks fantastic compared to the 11-16 fuzziness!

    • Both are bad actually.

  • Marc

    I expect to see this lens as a DA 12-28 F4 for pentax.

  • mypobox

    Will the price on the 12-24mm drop ? to what, $400 maybe ? Any thoughts ?

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