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Canon DPAF vs Panasonic DFD

Panasonic GX9 vs Canon 200D II or its better to say Canon DPAF vs Panasonic DFD. AF test has been done in by dpreview staff in still and video mode both. Most interestingly Canon entry level camera with DFD AF system performing surprisingly well in video mode compared to Panasonic GX9 camera with DFD AF system.

Tokina AT-X 14-20mm F2 PRO DX Lens Finally Arrived


Tokina finally announced the new AT-X 14-20mm f/2 PRO DX lens in Japan, the lens is now available for  Canon and Nikon APS-C mounts, the lens features large fixed aperture through-out the zoom range, the new Tokina lens uplifted the core specification of ultra-bright wide angle zoom lenses to a new level, the lens will create a big name among Canon and Nikon APS-C DSLR users. let’s take a look at the press text issued by Tokina.


Features: (Translated by Google)

Large-aperture wide-angle zoom lens of Tokina’s first open F value F2.0
when you set the ISO sensitivity low, the handheld shooting can be set to enough shutter speed. Also, shooting was taking advantage of the blur, in night photography, etc. open F value of 2.0 and delivers the preeminent power.

High precision plastic aspherical lens
essential to a wide-angle two-group zoom lens, the plastic aspherical lens further pursue the G02 of surface accuracy, it is in a strong design to ghost flare. Also, so as to obtain a clear imaging to peripheral angle of view of a wide-angle, we conducted the optimization of the anti-reflection coat.

Placement of high precision ultra-low dispersion glass mold aspherical lens
in the rear lens group, with ultra-low dispersion glass mold aspherical lens is placed two pieces of, various types of aberration correction result that is properly subjected to, open F value of 2.0 bright lens , we have realized the high resolution and low distortion throughout the zoom range.

Compact body and good operability
by a one-touch focus clutch, feeling at the time of manual focus, there is a moderate torque sense of focus ring, allowing precise focusing.
In APS-C size (DX format) of ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, provide an open F value of 2.0, also will deliver preeminent power in the moving image shooting.

Filter size C-PL filter in 82mm is also available.

Tokina APS-C SD 14-20mm Lens Coming Soon


French magazine Focus Numérique published a image of upcoming Tokina SD 14-20mm f/2 IF DX lens designed for APS-C based cameras, more details are coming soon. The announcement is expected in next two to three months.

Stay with us more news are coming….

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Tokina AT-X 70-200mm Announced - Features Auto Focus and Image Stabilization

Tokina finally announced the Tokina AT-X 70-200mm F4 PRO FX VCM-S lens for Nikon FX format DSLRs, the lens will give you approx for 105-300mm equivalent zoom range when used with a DX format DSLR. For first time Tokina lens comes with built-in voice coil motor-driven image stabilization system and it also have ring-type ultrasonic motor for fast autofocus.

Will arrive in stock at the end of May and shipping will start from the 1st week of June. Tokina AT-X 70-200mm F4 will cost you JPY ¥150,000 = $1478 US, but according to sources Tokina will keep its price under $1000 in US. A tripod collar (TM-705) will be available as an optional accessory ($230).

Kenko-Tokina 300mm F6.3 Lens or Micro Four Thirds

Kenko-Tokina 300mm F6.3 LensKenko-Tokina announced 300mm F6.3 telephoto lens or Micro Four Thirds, the 300mm lens is a fixed aperture lens and rest of the specification is below

  • Focal Length: 300mm (equivalent version 35mm: equivalent 600mm)
  • Aperture: F6.3 (fixed for reflex type)
  • Length: 66mm
  • Diameter: 66mm
  • Filter size: 55mm
  • Weight: Less than 300g
  • Manual Focus
  • Remarks: Equipped with distance encoder, can communicate with the body. (Exif, lens information, etc.)


Tokina New AT-X 116 PRO DX II

With 300mm Tokina also added a new AT-X 116 PRO DX II ( 11-16mm F2.8) lens to its database, the 11-16mm F2.8 is a new version of its most popular 11-16mm F2.8 wideangle zoom for APS-C SLRs. The new AT-X 116 PRO DX II features Silent Drive-Module to enable AF at Nikon DX SLRs.

Kenko-Tokina 70-200mm F4 lens at CP+ show

Kenko-Tokina is expected to announce a 70-200mm F4 telephoto zoom lens at CP+ show, It features ring-type ultrasonic autofocus motor and optical image stabilization, It will be an important new lens for Nikon users who currently do not have a similar lens (either by Nikon itself or via third party manufacturers).  (see the Japanese translationvia Google)

  • Focal length: 70-200mm
  • Aperture: F4
  • Full frame coverage (FX)
  • Minimum focusing distance: 1.0m
  • Diameter: 80mm
  • Length: 168mm
  • Weight:  TBD
  • Ultrasonic motor
  • built-in image stabilization
  • Price/availability: TBD
Tokina 70-200mm f/4

new Tokina 70-200mm f/4 – a lower price PRO option for Nikon users

Tokina AT-X 17-35mm f/4 Pro FX Launch Delayed

Due to defects found in component parts, production of the Tokina 17-35mm f/4 AT-X Pro FX Lens has been temporarily suspended.
Earlier the lens arrival was expected on July now its delayed to end of August for Canon mount and for Nikon mount the expected arrival date is early September.