Looking to expand your lens collection for your crop-sensor Sony mirrorless camera or a perfect holiday gift for a Sony shooter in your life? The Japanese lens manufacturer Tokina has an instant savings deal just for you. For a limited time, get $100 off the new Tokina atx-m 11-18mm f/2.8.
Announced in mid-September 2022, the Tokina atx-m 11-18mm f/2.8 E is the first super-wide-angle zoom lens designed exclusively for mirrorless cameras.
Fully compatible with Sony E-mount APS-C bodies, the lens features a constant f/2.8 aperture and a 17-27mm equivalent focal range in 35mm full-frame terms, providing an angle of view of between 104 and 77 degrees.
Features and specs of the lens include a compact and lightweight body, 13 elements in 11 groups (including two aspherical elements and two super-low dispersion elements), a 9-bladed aperture diaphragm, a stepping motor, a close focusing distance of 0.62 feet (0.19m), a filter size of 67mm, a macro ratio of 1:9.2, and a micro USB port for future firmware updates.
“Engineered from the ground up, Tokina has brought the legendary, multiple award winning optical technology from the ATX 11-16mm f2.8 to mirrorless cameras,” Tokina says. “The new Tokina atx-m 11-18mm f2.8 sets the new standard for compact, fast aperture super wide-angle lenses specifically engineered to meet the high performance requirements of today’s crop-sensor mirrorless cameras.
“At the heart of the new optical design are two aspherical elements combined with two super low-dispersion lenses that suppresses chromatic aberrations, nearly eliminates coma at the edges at f2.8, and produces superior contrast and color reproduction. Making the lens an excellent choice for any type of photography including astrophotography.”
Tokina says the the atx-m 11-18mm f/2.8 E is ideal for landscapes, group photos, environmental portraits, architecture, astrophotography, automobile photography, street photography, documentary videos, and vlogging.
Here are a few official sample photos captured with the lens (a larger selection of images can be found on Tokina’s website):
While the lens ordinarily carries a price tag of $599, Tokina is offering $100 in instant holiday savings, allowing you to purchase one for just $499 while the deal lasts.
Head on over to the Tokina USA online store if you’d like to order the lens. Shipping is free on orders of $75 or more.