Tokina Lenses for Nikon

Note: The following table applies to the current Tokina line as of 7/4/2010 (some older lenses are shown at end of table). The AT-X lenses are well made, though I find their color rendition "cold." I've also had problems with flare with Tokina lenses (and yes, even recent ones). Tokina's Web site.

July 2010:

Focal Length
D?
Max F/stop
Filter Size
Close Focus
Comments
AF 16-28mm AT-X Pro FX Yes 2.8 none 11.5" (28 cm) 15/13 element design. 2 aspherical, 2 low dispersion elements. 9-blade diaphragm. Internal focusing, internal lens motor. 1:5.26 maximum macro ratio. Built-in petal hood. 33.5 ounces (950g).

March 2009:

Focal Length
D?
Max F/stop
Filter Size
Close Focus
Comments
AF 16.5-135mm AT-X DX Yes 3.5-5.6 77mm 20" (50 cm) 15/9 element design. 3 aspherical, 2 low dispersion elements. 9-blade diaphragm. Internal focusing. 1:5.43 maximum macro ratio. BH-777 hood included. 21.5 ounces (610g).

November 2007:

Focal Length
D?
Max F/stop
Filter Size
Close Focus
Comments
AF 35mm AT-X M35 Pro DX Yes 2.8 52mm 5" (14 cm) 9/8 element design. 9-blade diaphragm. 1:1 maximum macro ratio. HM-522 hood optional. 12 ounces (340g).
AF 11-16mm AT-X 116 Pro DX Yes 2.8 77mm 11.7" (30 cm) 13/11 element design. 9-blade diaphragm. Internal focusing. 1:11.6 maximum macro ratio. BH-777 hood included. ~20 ounces (560g)

2006:

Focal Length
D?
Max F/stop
Filter Size
Close Focus
Comments
AF 16-50mm AT-X 165 Pro DX Yes 2.8 77mm 11.7" (30 cm) 15/12 element design, one SD element. 9-blade diaphragm. 1:4.88 maximum macro ratio. BH-777 lens hood included. ~21.5 ounces (610g).
AF 50-135mm AT-X 535 Pro DX Yes 2.8 67mm 39" (1m) 18/14 element design, one SD element. 9-blade diaphragm. 1:5.89 maximum macro ratio. internal focus, BH-671 lens hood included. Rotating tripod collar. ~30 ounces (845g)
AF 100mm AT-X M100 Pro D Yes 2.8 55mm 11.7" (30 cm) 9/8 element design. 9-blade diaphragm. 1:1 maximum macro ratio. internal focus, focus limter, lens hood included. ~19 ounces (540g)
AF 10-17mm AT-X 107 DX Yes 3.5-4.5 NA 5.5" (14 cm) 10/8 element design, one SD element. 6-blade diaphragm. 1:2.56 maximum macro ratio. Near diagonal fisheye. Internal focus, built-in butterfly lens hood. ~12.3 ounces (350g)
AF 80-400mm AT-X 840 Yes 4.5-5.6 67mm 8.2' (2.5m) 16/10 element design, one SD element. 8-blade diaphragm. 1:5.4 maximum macro ratio. internal focus, BH-725 lens hood included. Rotating tripod collar. Zoom creep lock. PL assist wheel for polarizers with hood on. ~36 ounces (1020g)

October 2004:

Focal Length
D?
Max F/stop
Filter Size
Close Focus
Comments
AF 12-24mm AT-X 124 Pro DX Yes 4 77mm 11.7" (30 cm) 13/11 element design. 9-blade diaphragm. 1:8 maximum macro ratio. Internal focusing, autofocus with manual override. BH-777 hood included. 19 ounces (540g). DX II version includes internal focusing motor.

August 2002:

Focal Length
D?
Max F/stop
Filter Size
Close Focus
Comments
AF 28-70mm ATX Pro SV Yes 2.8 77mm 19.75" (0.5m) AT-X. 16/12 element design. Eight blade diaphragm. One SD element. Internal focusing. Comes with bayonet lens hood and soft case. 1 pound 9 ounces.

Announced November 2000 (Available 1/01):

Focal Length
D?
Max F/stop
Filter Size
Close Focus
Comments
AF 24-200mm ATX Yes 3.5-5.6 72 2.9 ft (0.8m) AT-X. 15/13 element design. Six blade diaphragm. Two aspherical elements and two low dispersion elements. Internal focusing. Comes with lens hood and soft case. 1 pound 8 ounces.

Currently available:

Focal Length
D?
Max F/stop
Filter Size
Close Focus
Comments
MF 17mm No 3.5 67 0.82 ft (0.25m) SL, 11/9 element design
MF 28mm No 2.8 49 1.2 ft (0.3m) SL, 5/5 element design
MF 28-70mm No 3.5-4.5 52 1.3 ft (0.4m) SZ-X SD, 8/8 element design, light (13 oz)
MF 70-210mm No 4-5.6 52 3.6 ft (1.1m) SZ-X N, 12/8 element design, light (16 oz)
MF 75-300mm No 4-5.6 58 5.5 ft (1.7m) SZ-X, 11/8 element design, 1:3.8 magnification
MF 28-105mm No 3.5-4.8 62 1.3 ft (0.5m) SZ-X 15/12 element design, light (13 oz)
MF 28-200mm No 3.5-5.6 72 8.2 ft (2.5m) SZ-X, 18/16 element design, macro mode focuses to 4.4 ft (1.35m)
AF 17mm No (old) Yes (new) 3.5 72 older, 77 on newer version 9 in (0.25m) AT-X Pro. 11/9 element design, Internal focusing, 8-blade diaphragm. Decent lens, prone to flare.
AF 100mm No 2.8 55 1.1 ft (0.35m) AT-X, macro (1:2), internal focusing, 11/10 element design.
AF 300mm Yes 2.8 77 7 ft (2m) AT-X Pro, 9/7 element design, 9-blade diaphragm, rotating tripod mount, comes with hood., internal focusing, focus clutch.
AF 28-70mm Yes 2.6-2.8 77 2.5 ft (0.7m) AT-X Pro, 16/12 element design, HLD glass.
AF 80-200mm Yes 2.8 77 5.9 ft (1.8m) AT-X Pro, 17/11 element design
AF 80-400mm Yes 4.5-5.6 72 8.2 ft (2.5m) AT-X, 16/10 element design
AF 100-300mm No 4 77 6.6 ft (2m) AT-X II, 15/11 element design, internal focusing.
AF 28-80mm Yes 2.8 77 1.6 ft (0.5m) AT-X Pro, 1 SD element, internal focusing, 16/11 element design, 9-blade diaphragm, comes with hood and case, focus clutch.
AF 20-35mm Yes 2.8 77 1.64 ft (0.5m) AT-X Pro, 2 aspherical elements, 15/11 element design, focus clutch.
AF 19-35mm Yes 3.5-4.5 77 1.3 ft (0.4m) 13/11 element design, 6-blade diaphragm, replaces older 20-35mm f/3.5-4.5.
AF 35-300mm No 4.5-6.7 72 4.1 ft (1.25m) 17/14 element design
Older Lensesees
MF 400mm
No
5.6
72
13 ft (4m)
SL
AF 400mm No 5.6 72 8 ft (2.4m) ATX APO
AF 300mm No 2.8 112 8 ft (2.4m) ATX II APO
AF 100-300mm No 5.6-6.7 55 1.7 ft (1.5m) EMZ
AF 20-35mm No 3.5-4.5 72 1.4 ft (0.4m)
AF 75-300mm No 4.5-5.6 62 5 ft (1.5m) II

"MF" = manual focus; "AF" = autofocus.

D? = is the lens D compatible? Only verified lenses are listed as "Yes" in this table.

Max F/stop = widest available f/stop; variable number indicates maximum f/stop changes with focal length.

Filter Size =  number is filter thread size.

Close Focus = first number is in feet; number in parentheses is meters (the convention used throughout Nikon Field Guide).