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Tokina AT-X 124 PRO DX AF 12-24 mm f/ 4 Lens

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Tokina AT-X 124 PRO DX AF 12-24 mm f/ 4 lens

Tokina AT-X 124 PRO DX AF 12-24 mm f/ 4 lens

Tokina AT-X 124 PRO DX AF 12-24 mm f/ 4 lens

Tokina AT-X 124 PRO DX AF 12-24 mm f/ 4 lens

Tokina AT-X 124 PRO DX AF 12-24 mm f/ 4 lens

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Tokina AT-X 124 PRO DX AF 12-24 mm f/ 4 MTF Chart

Tokina AT-X 124 PRO DX AF 12-24 mm f/ 4 MTF Chart

Optical design

Tokina AT-X 124 PRO DX AF 12-24 mm f/ 4 optical design

Format: APS-C (crop)

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S, Nikon F (FX, DX)

First year of production: 2004

Last year of production: 2008

Optical design: 13/11 (2 AS + 1 SLD)

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Average price: $503

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
12mm - 24mmf/4.0f/2290.377570/20,189.5/3,5

Additional information:

The Tokina AT-X 124 PRO DX AF 12-24 mm f/ 4

  • Wide diagonal angle of view 99° - 61°
  • Max. magnification 1:8 (0.13)
  • Diameter 84 mm
  • Equivalent focal length for  APS-C cameras 19-38 mm for Canon or 18-36 mm for Nikon
  • Internal focusing
  • LH777-01 reverse plastic hood  and a case included
  • Rotation angle of the focusing ring approx. 90°
  • Micro-motor AF drive  for Canon
  • It is not equipped with a built-in auto-focus motor for Nikon low-end models
  • Reverse direction of the zoom ring rotation for Canon
  • The lens is not moisture or dust resistant

The Tokina AT-X 124 PRO DX 12-24mm F4is a superwide-angle zoom lens with a constant maximum aperture throughout the entire range, being the first Tokina lens designed for DSLR  APS-C cameras with Canon EF-S and Nikon DX bayonet mounts  (it is incompatible with full-frame sensor cameras). In 2008 the second version of this lens marked with index II and red stripe was put on sale. This lens is remarkable for a new ultra-sonic AF wave motor  and improved coating.

The Tokina AT-X 124 PRO DX AF 12-24 mm f/ 4is equipped with a proprietary One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism. In order to switch to autofocus mode you should slightly shift the focus ring  forward.  To engage manual focusing the focus ring should be shifted back to the camera.  The switch requires some effort and is followed with a click sound.  While switching, it is possible to defocus.   The focus ring does not rotate during autofocus operations.

The Tokina AT-X 124 PRO DX AF 12-24 mm f/ 4 covers a full frame in the range of 18-24 mm.

In 2008 it was replaced with the Tokina AT-X 124 PRO DX II 12-24mm F4

Evaluation of  Tokina designations:

  • AT-X (advanced technology extra) - the lens is designed by means of  advanced and new technologies and high-quality materials.
  • PRO - models with this designation have an aluminum coating to improve its reliability and have an ergonomic look corresponding its high quality.
  • AF for autofocus.
  • DX - for digital SRL Canon EF-S and Nikon DX  APS-C cameras only.  
  • IF - internal focusing (the lens does not extend, the front element do not rotate).
  • SD - Super Low Dispersion glass is used to minimize aberrations and increase contrast
  • AS -  aspherical lenses are used. (marked red on the optical scheme).

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Posted by: dv   Date of publication: 24.10.2010


Mechanical quality4.805
Optical quality4.605
Usability4.605
Pricing / Value4.605
Bokeh4.405
Overall lens rating
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