Tokina officially announces their AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S lens

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Update: the lens is now available for pre-order at B&H | Adorama | Amazon.

Today Tokina Japan official launched their full frame AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S lens that was announced earlier this year for the CP+ show. Here are the details (there is still no press release form Tokina USA):

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  • The above pictured tripod collar TM-705 will be sold separately for ¥24,000 (around $230) and will start shipping on June 30th
  • The lens offers 3 stops of image stabilization
  • Available in Nikon mount only for now
  • Shipping will start on May 30th
  • Price in Japan: ¥150,000 (around $1,478 the US price will probably be lower, for comparison the Nikon version costs $1,400)

Lens design:

Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f:4 PRO FX VCM-S lens design
MTF charts:

Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f:4 PRO FX VCM-S lens MTF chart 2Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f:4 PRO FX VCM-S lens MTF chart
For comparison, here is the MTF chart of the Nikon 70-200mm f/4 lens (comparing MTF charts from different brands doesn't really mean much because they have different ways of measuring the data used to create the charts):

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Lens specifications:

Focal length 70-200 mm
Angle of view 34.45 ° ~ 12.42 ° (35mm full format)
Aperture F4
Lens design 19 pieces of 14 group
Minimum focusing distance 1.0 m
Maximum magnification macro 1:3.57
Filter Size 67mm
Size 82mm (maximum diameter) X167.5 mm (total length)
Weight 980 g
Supported Formats 24x36mm (35mm full format)
Corresponding mount Nikon DSLR (full-size solid-state image sensor)
JAN Code: 4961607 216 569

Sample images taken with the Tokina AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S lens can be found here.

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