Review Lens: Tokina AT-X 12-28 f/4 PRO DX Nikon

Lens Overview - Tokina AT-X 12-28 f/4

The 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX Lens for Nikon from Tokina is a wide-angle to standard length zoom lens with a maximum aperture of f/4.0. It is compatible with Nikon DX cameras and provides a 35mm focal length equivalency of 18-42mm. This compact lens features a one-touch AF/MF clutch operation to switch back and forth between auto and manual focus, for manual focus slide the focus ring back and for autofocus allow to the ring to rest in the forward position. A newly designed GMR (magnetic precision) AF sensor is mounted close to the AF motor and provides fast, accurate AF. The lens' SD-M (Silent Drive-Module) means that autofocus responds smoothly and silently, which is ideal when shooting HD video.

The use of SD glass (ultra-low dispersion glass), which emulate fluorite glass in performance, aims to eliminate chromatic aberration and aspherical lens elements in both the front and rear lens groups correct distortion and also helps to minimize aberrations for sharp imaging throughout the zoom range.  

Wide-angle to standard length zoom provides 35mm focal range equivalency of 18-42mm
An AF/MF clutch mechanism provides one-touch control when switching between auto and manual focus.
A GMR (magnetic precision) sensor offers fast, accurate autofocus and the SD-M (Silent Drive-Module) means that the AF motor is virtually silent, which is important when shooting HD video.
Ultra-low dispersion glass and aspherical lens elements minimize distortion and aberrations for sharply rendered images throughout the zoom range
UPC: 840129100003

Tokina AT-X 12-28 f/4 Latest Price



Focal Length12 to 28mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 18 to 42mm)
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Angle of View99° 37' to 54° 73'
Minimum Focus Distance9.84" / 25 cm
Maximum Magnification0.2x
Optical Design14 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.31 x 3.55" / 84.07 x 90.17 mm
Weight1.17 lb / 530 g

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Lens Technical

Tokina AT-X 12-28 f/4 PRO DX NikonPanasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S.Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM
Name Tokina AT-X 12-28 f/4 PRO DX NikonPanasonic Lumix S 24-105mm F4 Macro O.I.S.Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/4f/4f/4
Year 201320192019
Mount Type Nikon F DXLeica LCanon RF
Lens Type Lens Superwide,lens WideLens Wide,lens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Wide,lens Medium,lens Telephoto,lens Supertelephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $450$1300
Lens Zoom ZoomZoomZoom
Lens Range 122424
Global 19.5138
Effective Mega Pixel 7.39562
Distorsion 0.289374
Vignetting -0.867815
Tstop 4.10213
Ac 22.25
Vignetting Ranking 6051
Tstop Ranking 7696
Ac Ranking 11496
Pixel Depth 20.9
Price Sensor 2000
Sensor Raw 20.87
Sensor Format Sensor Apsc
Type SemiProDSLR
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Jan. 2013Feb. 2019Feb. 2019
Brand TokinaPanasonicCanon


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