Tokina 50-135/2.8 DX


The recently announced Tokina 50-135/2.8 DX is probably the first of its class, an APS-C lens that intends to fill the 70-200mm equivalent for cropped frame DSLRs. Interestingly, the constant F/2.8 across the range should make this a premium lens, hopefully comparable to the full frame counterparts it is trying to emulate.

Expected later this year, I find this the most interesting among Tokina’s upcoming lenses, considering the specific range it is trying to fill. A 70-200mm F/2.8 equivalent will likely be a welcome entry in the DSLR lens market. This one will probably outsell the Tokina 16-50/2.8 DX and the Tokina 10-17/3.5-4.5 DX as well as the Tokina 17-135/3.5-5.6 DX.

2 Responses to “Tokina 50-135/2.8 DX”

  1. […] … Weiterhin scheint Tokina in der Zwischenzeit ebenfalls mit neuen Objektiven in den Startlöchern zu stehen. Die Fotocommunity munkelt ja schon seit geraumer Zeit über das Tokina 10-17/3.5-4.5 DX, dass 16-50/2.8 DX, dass 17-135/3.5-5.6 DX und last not least das 50-135/2.8 DX. Preise stehen leider noch nicht fest. Die offizielle Vorstellung der Objektive wird pünktlich zur Photokina erwartet. Näheres an dieser Stelle unmittelbar nach Erscheinen! […]

  2. I hope this lens are ok , i’ll get one pretty soon. The range and the 2.8 aperture are superb !