Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 AF DX


Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 AF DX


Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 AF DX
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Tokina and the model was launched 2004.
The lens belongs to the category  wide angle zoom lenses, a wide angle lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
The lens is available for both Canon and Nikon cameras, but there are two different versions of this lens (one for each brand and mount) so it is important that you ask for and choose the right version when bying the lens.
This lens is designed and meant for Canon and Nikon cameras with a smaller sensor (often referred to as 'APS-C') which means that the lens does not fit all camera models. By clicking on the link below you can make sure that the lens works with your camera model and you should do an additional check with your local dealer as well, before you buy the lens just to be sure.
Here it is the only Canon version of the lens that has a built-in auto focus (AF) motor. The possibility to use auto focus (AF) is available for Nikon cameras but only if the camera itself has a built-in auto focus (AF) motor. Some cheaper and budget camera models from Nikon lacks a built-in auto focus motor, and we at Lensora appreciate auto focus, so in the list of compatible cameras we have chosen to display only the cameras that you can get autofocus with.
The lens has a focal length of 12-24 mm. Since the lens is designed to be used on a camera with smaller sensor ('APS-C') the focal length will be equivalent to 19-38 mm if you have a Canon camera or 18-36 mm if you have a Niko camera.
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Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/4.
The lens is to considered fairly bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.
A feature worth commenting, which is also related to lens brightness, is that the brightness and maximum aperture-value remains constant regardless of focal length used. This makes it easier for you as a photographer. No matter if you are have the focus ring and focal length at 12 mm or at 24 mm the aperture value can be f/4.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. 
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 77 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "BH-777".
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has been replaced by a newer version. Prior to purchasing the lens, please compare the various editions.
Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 AF DX (2004) << The lens you are currently viewing
Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 DX II (2009)
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 AF DX
Sample pictures taken with Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 AF DX
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
Constant maximum aperture value regardless of focal length
A lens hood is included
No built-in auto focus motor (the Nikon version)
Works only on cameras with APS-C sensor
This lens has been replaced by a newer version
The lens can be difficult to find in stores
The lens is not sealed against moisture and dust
Heavy (570 gr)
Specification
Product Name:Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 AF DX (See dictionary)
Release date: 2004
Manufacturer:Tokina
Type of lens: Wide Angle Zoom Lenses
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
Nikon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Designed for APS-C cameras (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Canon
Nikon
Nikon; for auto focus the camera has to have a built-in auto focus (AF) motor
See a list of compatible cameras
Maximum aperture: f/4
Focal Range: 12-24 mm
This is a "DXlens, designed for APS-C sensors, and will have a focal length equivalent to: 
On Canon cameras: 19-38 mm
On Nikon cameras: 18-36 mm
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 13 elements / 11 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:30 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 77 mm
Lens Hood:
BH-777(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
No
Dimensions (diameter x length):84 x 89 mm
Vikt:570 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
 
 
Product Page (Tokina):
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Text from Tokina:"The all-new AT-X 124 AF PRO DX lens is Tokina’s first lens designed for use exclusively on Canon and Nikon Digital SLR cameras having an APS-C sized sensor.

This lens gives the Digital Photographer an ultra wide-angle zoom lens that has the equivalent of an 18-36mm zoom range on a 35mm film camera while maintaining a bright constant aperture of f/4.

Professional Features:

Non-rotating 77mm filter threads mean special effect filters will not change when the lens’ focus is changed. Tokina recommends using HOYA PRO 1 Series low profile filters with the AT-X 124 PRO DX.

Fast internal focusing with Tokina’s One-Touch focus clutch mechanism allows the lens to AF focus faster and switching between auto and manual focus is as easy as snapping the focus ring back and forth.

2 sharp-cut aspherical elements accurately correct aspherical aberration usually associated with ultra-wide angle lenses.

Bright, constant f/4 aperture allows plenty of light to enter the camera for shooting in a wide variety of photographic situations.

Chrome plated brass mount plate and all-metal zoom unit can stand up to regular use while advanced polycarbonate outer lens barrels reduce the weight of the lens, making it a pleasure to carry. "
 
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Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
radugrozescu.com
http://www.radugrozescu.com/tokina-12-24-review-the-wide-zoom-alternative/
 
robdphotos.blogspot.ca
http://robdphotos.blogspot.se/2009/09/thoughts-on-lenses-tokina-12-24-at-x.html
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/tokina-slr-lenses-54/wide-angle-zoom-slr-lenses-104/290-tokina-at-x-124-pro-dx-af-12-24mm-f4-lens-review.html
 
techradar.com
http://www.techradar.com/reviews/cameras-and-camcorders/cameras/camera-lenses/tokina-at-x-124-pro-dx-12-24mm-279799/review
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 AF DX
Sample pictures taken with Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 AF DX
Different versions of this lens
2004 Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 AF DX
2009 Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f/4 DX II

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