Tokina Opera 16-28mm f/2.8 FF full-frame DSLR lens for Nikon and Canon announced

The Tokina Opera 16-28mm f/2.8 FF full-frame DSLR lens for Nikon and Canon is now officially announced. The US price is $699 and pre-orders are now open at B&H and Adorama. Shipping will start on March 15th, 2019. Additional information (technical specifications, lens design, MTF charts and more):

  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Three Low Dispersion Elements
  • Multi-Coating
  • Silent Drive DC Motor Autofocus System
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Built-In Lens Hood
  • EAN code: 4961607 634660 (for Canon EF mount full frame)
  • EAN code: 4961607 634677 (for Nikon F mount full frame)

Inspired by the focal length and aperture of the widely acknowledged Tokina AT-X 16-28mm F2.8 PRO FX lens, Tokina opera 16-28mm F2.8 FF has been developed with the same concept as the already released opera 50mm F1.4 FF, to offer the photographers another contemporary tool for professional photography. Super wide angle, superior resolving ability coupled with high contrast and beautiful bokeh rendering, fast f/2.8 constant aperture throughout the zoom range and accurate AF drive system make this lens attractive for photographers who specialize in landscape, interior architect, documentary, environmental style portrait and night sky/time-lapse photography genres.

Focal length 16-28 mm
Brightness F 2.8
Supported format Full size
Minimum Aperture F22
Lens configuration 13 groups of 15
coating New multilayer coating
Angle of view 107.1 ° to 76.87 °
Filter size Unable to mount
Shortest shooting distance 0.28 m
Macro maximum magnification 1: 5.26 times
Focus method Front inner focus
Number of diaphragm blades 9 sheets
Maximum diameter Φ 89.0 mm
full length Canon: 136.5 m
Nikon: 133.5 mm
* From the mounting flange surface
weight Canon: 950 g
Nikon: 940 g
Hood (included) Fixed flower-shaped hood
Corresponding mount Nikon F Mount JAN Code: 4961607634677
Canon EF Mount JAN Code: 4961607634660

High-performance full-size image element compatible with high-performance large-aperture ultra wide-angle zoom: With the latest engineering design, we have realized Constant F 2.8 from the wide end 16 mm to the tele end 28 mm and set the focal length considering the practical shooting area.

Improvement of new developed large diameter 56 mm P-MO aspherical lens: AT-X 16-28 F2.8 Newly created P-MO aspheric lens used for FX, and reduced ghost and flare by improving surface accuracy and coat.

Change of appearance design: We changed to exterior design exclusive for opera. The more sophisticated design is given, the operability, the operation feeling has also improved.

Equipped with quiet quiet SD-M (Silent Drive-Module): The quietness of the AF driving sound is raised by setting the DC motor and the reduction gear unit in a sealed state integrally.

GMR sensor (high precision magnetic sensor) mounted near the drive section: Instead of the rotation detection sensor normally used as the AF control sensor, it realized quick AF speed with high resolution and focus control with higher detection accuracy.

Focus ring: opera realizes operability without incongruity by matching the rotation direction of the focus ring with the Nikon · Canon's original lens and the rotation direction.

Sample photos can be found here.

Via NikonRumors

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