Tokina terminology


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chanjyj

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Just wanted to ask since I like Tokina the best of the third party lenses I see often in shops (Tokina, tamron and sigma), but for the life of me cannot figure out some of their terminology..

Even if it's just for marketing purposes, I would still like to know :bsmilie:

What is the difference between ATX PRO, ATX PRO D and ATX PRO DX?!!!



N.B. I know ATX stands for Advanced Technologies-Extra
 

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Just wanted to ask since I like Tokina the best of the third party lenses I see often in shops (Tokina, tamron and sigma), but for the life of me cannot figure out some of their terminology..

Even if it's just for marketing purposes, I would still like to know :bsmilie:

What is the difference between ATX PRO, ATX PRO D and ATX PRO DX?!!!



N.B. I know ATX stands for Advanced Technologies-Extra
DX is for cropped sensor. I suspect D is refering to lens with coating optimised for Digital systems.

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theres prosv as well for the cheaper variant of the pro lenses. fyi, the pro range are being discontinued. from now on only pro dx if i am not wrong.
 

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theres prosv as well for the cheaper variant of the pro lenses. fyi, the pro range are being discontinued. from now on only pro dx if i am not wrong.
its now all at-x pro dx and at-x pro d. only 1 lens in the at-x pro d and thats the 100 micro. dx is quite straightfoward, it refers to the lens compatibility on dx format cams only. i believe d could mean that there is an aperture ring, like the nikon lenses. cos the at-x d also has an aperture ring (80-400)

of course manual focus lenses are totally different (sz-x, sl, etc.)
 

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can try getting from taiwan if interested in tokina lenses. i was quoted 550 for the 28-80 f/2.8 lens. cheap. too bad i already got a standard zoom.
 

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So I am right.

AT-X Pro DX - For APS-C or DX format only
AT-X Pro D - Updated AT-X PRO lens for Digital SLR
AT-X D - Updated AT-X lens for Digital SLR

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Not all lens are listed in there.

Anyone know the diff between AT-X and AT-X PRO?
PRO series seems to be better built compared the the AT-X. From page 3 of the brouchure:

"PRO models have a hardened Alumite (Armalite) finish to increase durability and give a top-quality feel and finish."

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