Lens review

Tokina AT-X PRO DX 12-28 mm f/4

Tokina AT-X PRO DX 12-28 mm f/4
26 August 2013
Arkadiusz Olech

1. Introduction

The Tokina company from Japan seems to specialize in producing wide angle devices. In the last few years they have presented two versions of the 11-16 mm f/2.8 and the 12-24 mm f/4.0 lenses. The former is a truly unique device because no company has produced an ultra wide-angle f/2.8 instrument, designed for APS-C sensors so far. The latter, with the focal range of 12-24 mm, didn’t stick out so much because those parameters can be found among the products of other companies. Tokina decided to go further in that direction and in January 2013 they showed a model with even a wider range of focal lengths, that of 12-28 mm.

Recently the competitors of Tokina also have launched 10-24 mm lenses so the company decided to go toward longer focal lengths. It was a good decision for two reasons. Firstly, the customers are offered a bigger choice. Secondly, the 28 mm focal length on the APS-C/DX is close to a standard lens so if you buy the Tokina 12-28 mm you own a wide angle device, with a field of view of almost 100 degrees, and a standard lens as well. Such a combination is interesting and certainly worth your attention.

We would like to thank the Delta company, the sole distributor of the Tokina brand name lenses in Poland, for lending us the tested device.

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Tokina AT-X PRO DX 12-28 mm f/4 - Introduction

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