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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:52 am 
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Hi folks,

So far as I can see at the moment the new Tokina/Kenko AT-X 17-35 F4 PRO FX is only detailed on the Japanese website
but if you want a sneak peek, including a sight of the MTF diagrams then check out this Googlish translation.
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The Nikon version, shown above, will be released in Japan in September. The Canon version is slated for July.

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I would have preferred a F/2.8 constant aperture, but if the price is right this could be a very nice lens, as long as it's significantly cheaper than the Canon 17-40 F/4.

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I bet my camera gear that this will be sharper than the Canon 17-40 F4. :)
Nice,Tokina is really pushing their great potential for wide & ultra-wide quality lenses. If only Canon would put some effort into that..

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On the Nikon side of things it will be tougher for the Tokina though. We have the very good 16-35 F/4 VR, and the amazing 14-24 F/2.8. Then there's the very good 17-35 F/2.8.

However, despite the competition I think the lens fills a nice niche, one previously dominated by the Sigma 15-30 F/3.5-4.5, which I never use on my crop camera.

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I wonder how this will measure up against the 16-28 F/2.8 from the same Tokina..

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