Leaked specifications of the upcoming Tokina AT-X SD 14-20mm f/2 PRO IF PRO DX lens for APS-C cameras *UPDATED*

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Back in November I reported about a new Tokina AT-X SD 14-20mm f/2 PRO IF PRO DX lens for APS-C cameras. Here are the leaked lens specifications:

  • Lens design: 13 elements in 11 groups
  • High-precision, low-dispersion aspherical element
  • One-touch focus clutch
  • Filter diameter: 82mm
  • A minimum focusing distance: 0.28m
  • Maximum magnification: 1:8.36
  • Inner focus
  • Nine aperture blades
  • Total length: 106.0mm
  • Maximum diameter: 89mm
  • Weight: 735 g
  • Release date for the Nikon version: March 2016
  • Suggested retail price in Japan: ¥129,600 including tax (around $1,000, US price will most likely be lower)

Tokina AT-X SD 14-20mm f/2 PRO IF PRO DX technical specifications:

Focal length 14-20mm Brightness F2.0
format APS-C Minimum aperture F22
Lens constitution 11 group 13 sheets coating Multilayer coating
Angle of view 91.68 ° ~ 71.78 ° Filter Size 82mm
Minimum focusing distance 0.28m Macro maximum magnification 1: 8.36
Focus method Internal focus Aperture number of blades Nine
Greatest dimension 89.0mm full length 106.0mm
weight 735g Hood (included) BH-823

Tokina AT-X SD 14-20mm f/2 PRO IF PRO DX lens design:

Tokina AT-X SD 14-20mm f:2 PRO IF PRO DX lens design

Tokina AT-X SD 14-20mm f/2 PRO IF PRO DX lens MTF charts:

Tokina AT-X SD 14-20mm f:2 PRO IF PRO DX lens MTF chart 2Tokina AT-X SD 14-20mm f:2 PRO IF PRO DX lens MTF chart

The current Tokina lens lineup:

Tokina lens lineup

Sample pictures:

20mm(35mm :30mm), f/2, 1/80s, ISO-100

20mm(35mm :30mm), f/2, 1/80s, ISO-100

20mm(35mm:30mm), f/2, 1/500s , ISO-100

20mm(35mm:30mm), f/2, 1/500s , ISO-100

20mm(35mm:30mm),f/2, 1/125s, ISO-100

20mm(35mm:30mm),f/2, 1/125s, ISO-100

15mm(35mm: 22.5mm),f/2, 1/20s, ISO-100

15mm(35mm: 22.5mm),f/2, 1/20s, ISO-100

14mm(35mm: 21mm), f/2, 1/1250s, ISO-100

14mm(35mm: 21mm), f/2, 1/1250s, ISO-100

20mm(35mm:30mm),f/2, 1/4000s, ISO-100

20mm(35mm:30mm),f/2, 1/4000s, ISO-100

14mm(35mm :21mm), f/2, 1/3200s, ISO-100

14mm(35mm :21mm), f/2, 1/3200s, ISO-100

14mm(35mm :21mm), f/2, 1/2500s , ISO-100

14mm(35mm :21mm), f/2, 1/2500s , ISO-100

20mm(35mm :30mm), f/2, 1/800s, ISO-100

20mm(35mm :30mm), f/2, 1/800s, ISO-100

14mm(35mm :21mm), f/2, :1/1250s, ISO-100

14mm(35mm :21mm), f/2, :1/1250s, ISO-100

20mm(35mm:30mm), f/2, 1/60s, ISO-100

20mm(35mm:30mm), f/2, 1/60s, ISO-100

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  • MonkeySpanner

    I’m in.

    • Eric Calabros

      Yea its better. 18 is too boring.

    • Spy Black

      I think the two lenses compliment each other quite well. If I shot DX regularly, this Tokina or, more practically, the 11-20 and the Sigma would be my go-to optics.

      • MonkeySpanner

        Yes, the 11-20/2.8 is an amazing range. 18-35/1.8 is OK, but kind of a not so exciting range for me. I could shoot only 11-20 and 50+mm on DX all day long. 18-50 is kind of boring to me. I realize that is what almost every DSLR comes with, but anyway.

        • hp

          I’d confirm, my 18–35/1.8 comes with kind of boring focal lengths, but those are all sharp – at wide end very sharp – already from f/1.8 so it’s a great lens when sharpness (and bokeh if focused close) at wide open is required. 11–20/2.8 is darker but those 11–17 mm on DX really make an interesting perspective, when that’s preferred (not shot with one). 14–20/2 tempts me (not shot with one) but I guess 11–16/2.8 still would serve me best (not shot with one) when strong change in perspective would be wanted.

          • Carlo

            So for you is more important the sharpness than the fact you are not enjoying your photography? Remember that photography it’s an art, if you don’t enjoy sell immediately that lens, unless you are a dentist shooting mouth of your clients!!

            • hp

              Like jumping into broad conclusions about one’s enjoyment with his her photography based on few sentences, heh 😉 Guess I missed explaining myself clearly. When “strong change in perspective would be wanted” compared to what I normally shoot, 11–16/2.8 might serve me better than 14–20/2.

            • Carlo

              Hi, it was some months ago, I dont remember what’s happened, it could be I misunderstood your comment. Ignore my previous comment, you’re perfectly right! Have good light!

            • hp

              No worries, you too!

    • Paul H.

      The distortion and vignetting appear to be well under control, too. Well done, Tokina…

  • Duncan Dimanche

    ummm that’s a 20-30mm full frame equivalent… we also have a sigma 24-35mm…
    I would rather like to have a 35-70 f2

    Please Santa

    • Neopulse

      I like the 35-70mm idea I admit. I use it on an MF lens and I like it.

      • Duncan Dimanche

        I hope that Sigma will do it. I don’t see why they wouldn’t really 😉 It would sell well I think. Even a 50-100 f2 sounds amazing. But it would be massive if it existed

        • Neopulse

          I hope they do make the 35-70mm f/2. Although it might be huge, but as long as the quality backs it up well and good AF. The 50-100mm does sound reasonable. Was thinking about their 50-150mm for the DX format if they will ever update it. I think there are people who would want a 70-200mm f/2.8 equivalent for their DX cameras. To be honest, I know my Dad want’s one after I had gotten him the 18-35mm. Although heavy, he loves it.

          • Duncan Dimanche

            Yeah agreed !
            Tokina does have a nice 50-135 for 600$ and it’s a very good lens but heavy…

            • Neopulse

              Yeah, I’ve read about that one. But Nikon needs to make one in my opinion. The DX sensors they currently have already resolve the lenses they have for it. I think a 50-135mm for about $1199-$1399 sounds reasonable if it performs well.

            • Piooof

              Well, you don’t find it new anymore. For whatever reason, Tokina now only sells the cinema version.

    • MonkeySpanner

      A 35-70/2 would be divine. I would stand in a long line to get that lens and bring a dump truck full of money. I would settle for a decent 50-150/2.8 for DX – but I am not holding my breath for that one either.

      • David Peterson

        There is already the Sigma 50-150mm f/2.8, I own one

        • MonkeySpanner

          Yes, I know. And the reports say it is VERY good. But I was hoping for something a little smaller. If I had to have a lens that large I would just go ahead and get a 70-200/2.8 for the ff compatibility.

  • DBrim

    I’d still rather have the 11-20/2.8. At the same time, what I’d REALLY want is a 12/1.8 prime or something along those lines. I think this lens kind of misses the point. I get why it exists, but I don’t like the compromises implied by the shorter range

    • Spy Black

      A 10mm f/2 would be even better. 😉

      • Nikita

        agree, agree, agree. I’d settle for a 2.8. (With Removable lens hood unlike Samyang) and filter thread please.

        DX UWA fast prime, PLEASE!

    • Duncan Dimanche

      that would be quite a massive lens I would presume

    • Bill

      I guess I’m missing something… Tokina already has the 11-20/2.8, is the f/2 such an appeal to people to go to from 11 to 14? I just sold my great 11-16mm to get the 11-20mm.

  • Iggy

    Why would you buy this when Sigma is offering better range at wider apperture. really pointless lens unless it will be a lot cheaper than the Sigma.

    • Duncan Dimanche

      I don’t think that sigma has a wider dx zoom range with an F2….

    • MonkeySpanner

      It won’t be cheaper than the sigma. And the range is a matter of opinion. To me (and I know many others here) 18-35 is a pretty boring range on DX. A wider lens like this is very welcome.

  • Mistral75

    Announced.

  • Mistral75

    Just announced.

  • true

    This just goes to show how exciting tokina is. I used to have 11-16 f2.8 dxii for my D7000, certainly alot is going on with tokina with new iterations of wide ranges, and now this. This is basically a sigma 24-35 for DX range, but what is interesting that it’s wider than the said sigma (21 vs 24). I think this goes to show that tokina has chosen to focus on wide angle lenses, and it seems to be paying off well.

    • MonkeySpanner

      For DX, tokina is pretty much the only logical choice for wa zooms.

  • HD10

    The comparison of this lens with the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 is unavoidable. The focal coverage of this zoom is attractive and for my purpose, better than the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8. But the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 has set a very high benchmark in terms of its optical properties.

    I am curious how well this new Tokina zoom will fare against the Sigma zoom. Tokina needs to improve on the chromatic aberration performance of its lenses where it has not done as well.

  • santarock

    The Sigma 10-20 f 3.5 is sharp and the range is also better that this Tokina 14-20…

    • Mike

      Yet almost 2 stops slower. Different people have different priorities.

    • MonkeySpanner

      Yes, but this is such faster and looks great wide open.

    • santarock

      Agreed…but for landscapes you have to stop down anyway to get deep depth of field

      • One usually doesn’t have problems with DOF on UWA lenses. You’ll get plenty of it even at f/2 on 14mm.

  • Nikita

    F2.0, nice.
    Still wish for a fast 10mm DX prime. Somebody? Anybody?

    (yeah yeah Samyang, but I need that AF confirmation, the eyes ain’t what they were, and bulky built-in lens hood, and no filter thread…)

  • Bhaskar De

    Bokeh is a bit wired… not very pleasing

    • Mike

      I thought the same thing! And this is precisely why, years ago, I immediately exchanged the Tokina 16-50 2.8 for the Nikon 17-55 2.8 upon delivery from B&H. I just couldn’t warm up to the background distraction on the Tokina. The Nikon 17-55 has been a reliable staple in my kit since then.

  • David Peterson

    Pairing this with a 24-70mm (which I quite like on DX, as a general purpose lens) would be wonderful!

  • nukunukoo

    This is the only perfect non-prime lens for the D500’s 4K crop. The filter diameter is a problem though for Anamorphic lenses.

  • Carlo

    14mm is 21mm FF equivalent in Nikon, for me not wide enough to have fun with the ultrawide perspective! I would stay with 11-20.

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