Tokina has shown a new wideangle zoom lens designed for Nikon and Canon APS-C sensor cameras. The 16.5-135mm ATX f/3.5-5.6 DX lens will be available in February for US customers at a list price of $599. Further details of the lens, its construction and specification have not been released. A UK price and availability date will be confirmed shortly. When mounted on an APS-C sensor camera that angles of view will be similar to those achieved by a 24-200mm lens.

Tokina?s US representative, THK Photo Products Inc, also expects Vibration Reduction technology to be introduced to the brand at the PMA show in February. The most likely lens to receive this element shifting improvement is the company?s existing 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 full frame zoom lens.

We?ll bring you more news of these lenses, including UK pricing, when it becomes available.

THK Photo Products technical rep, Glenn Nash, with the new Tokina 16.5-135mm lens at CES

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