Weekly News Round-up: Tokina 11-18mm F2.8

This was a quieter week (compared to the previous one) with only a few new lenses to mention from Tokina and Voigtländer.

Tokina 11-18mm F2.8 for E-mount

Tokina has designed a new lens for Sony APS-C mirrorless cameras: the super wide 11-18mm zoom, which gives you a 17–27mm equivalent field of view on full frame cameras. It has a micro USB port for firmware updates and will be available by the end of the month for $700.

Tokina 11-18mm F2.8 with hood
  • 13 elements in 11 groups
  • 2 aspherical and 2 super low-dispersion elements
  • 9-blade aperture
  • Stepping AF motor
  • Min. focus: 19cm
  • 67mm filter thread
  • 335g

Two more Voigtländer lenses for Nikon Z mount

Cosina will release a Z-mount version of two additional lenses. The first is the Nokton 40mm F1.2 Aspherical, already available for Sony full frame cameras.

  • 8 elements in 6 groups
  • 2 double-sided aspherical elements
  • 10-blade aperture diaphragm
  • Min. focus: 50cm
  • 52mm filter thread
  • October 2022
  • around $740
Nokton 40mm F1.2, Nikon version

The second is the Macro APO-Ultron 35mm F2 firstly designed for Fujifilm X-mount, meaning it covers the APS-C format.

  • 9 elements in 6 groups
  • 3 abnormal partial-dispersion elements
  • 10-blade aperture
  • Min. focus: 16.3cm
  • 49mm filter thread
  • $690 october
Voigtländer Macro Apo-Ultron 35mm F2, Nikon version

These are manual focus lenses but they have electronic contacts which makes them fully compatible with Nikon’s in-body image stabilisation, in addition to being able to communicate exif data.

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