Tokina 12-24mm f4 DX II is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Ultra-Wideangle Zoom
lens with APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with EF Mount
Tokina replaced the older Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f4 IF DX Canon EF with this model. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:
Compare Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f4 DX II Canon EF vs Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f4 IF DX Canon EF
What type of photography is the Tokina 12-24mm f4 DX II lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Tokina 12-24mm f4 DX II is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
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Reasons to Buy Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f4 DX II Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f4 DX II lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Internal Focusing
| Fast Aperture at Tele end
| Constant f4 aperture throughout the range
| 9 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
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We couldn't find any significant Cons for the Tokina AT-X Pro 12-24mm f4 DX II
Tokina 12-24mm f4 DX II is compatible with cameras that have a Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon T8i, Canon 90D and Canon SL3.
Tokina 12-24mm f4 DX II is also available in Nikon F (DX) mount.
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Tokina 12-24mm f4 DX II has a maximum diameter of 84mm and total length of 90mm. It weighs 540g / 19.0 oz.
Tokina 12-24mm f4 DX II has a filter thread of 77mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Tokina 12-24mm f4 DX II:
Tokina 12-24mm f4 DX II has a focal range of 12-24mm and 2.0X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 19.2-38.4mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Tokina 12-24mm f4 DX II doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Tamron 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD. in Canon EF mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
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Tokina 12-24mm f4 DX II features Rotary (internal) zoom method where the length of the lens doesn't change while you are zooming in or out. Even though this design has a size disadvantage in general compared to extending designs, it has the benefits of better sealing against dust and moisture, no zoom creep and no weight balance shift while zooming.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Tokina 12-24mm f4 DX II has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.13x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.3m. 0.13x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Ultra-Wideangle Zoom type Canon1 mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Tokina 12-24mm f4 DX II is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f4 from 12mm all the way to the 24mm .
Tokina 12-24mm f4 DX II's optical formula consists of 13 elements in 11 groups .
Tokina 12-24mm f4 DX II comes with a removable petal shaped lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is BH-777.
Tokina 12-24mm f4 DX II is available in Black color.
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