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Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124AF Pro DX II Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital Cameras

Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124AF Pro DX II Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital Cameras
Key Features
  • Zoom Super Wide Angle
  • For APS-C Format
  • With Built-In Motor
The Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124AF Pro DX II Lens is exclusively designed for use with SLR cameras that use the smaller APS-C size sensor. This lens provides a super wide-angle zoom range, ideal for the tightest of interiors, as well as for dramatic landscape photography.
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Tokina ATX124DXIIC Overview

The Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124AF Pro DX II Lens is exclusively designed for use with SLR cameras that use the smaller APS-C size sensor. This lens provides a super wide-angle zoom range, ideal for the tightest of interiors, as well as for dramatic landscape photography.

This updated "II" version benefits from improved multi-coating technology, which helps to reduce reflections that can cause flare and ghosting. The Focus Clutch Mechanism feature - a signature of Tokina PRO series lenses - provides a faster, smoother autofocus operation, with a smooth manual focus action not normally found in autofocus lenses.

Two aspherical elements are incorporated in the lens design, to correct for spherical aberrations. It also incorporates internal focusing to prevent deterioration of the optical quality at close distances and to eliminate rotation of the front barrel during focusing.

Equivalent focal length in 35mm terms when used on a digital camera is 19-38mm.

NOT recommended for 35mm film or digital "full-frame" SLR cameras
Fast, ultra-wide angle zoom lens with a constant f/4 aperture
Two aspherical lens elements minimize distortion, especially at the periphery, for superior optical performance
Fast internal focusing with the one-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism
Long focus travel for easy, accurate manual focusing
The rounded diaphragm opening (9 blades) makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural

Tokina ATX124DXIIC Specs

Lens MountCanon EF-S
Angle of View99° to 61°
Minimum Focus Distance11.8" / 29.97 cm
Close-Up Magnification0.12x
Optical Design13 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Dimensions (ø x L)3.46 x 3.5" / 8.79 x 8.89 cm
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.7 x 5.2 x 5.2"

Tokina ATX124DXIIC Reviews

Tokina 12-24 on Canaon T5i

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2014-04-02

First of all I would like to state a few facts: +B&H had the best price, shipped so fast, even for us Canadians! +The 12-24 is just a bit shy of the 11-16 for width, so it mainly depends on your use! I use it for interior pictures mainly! Most realtors should be ashamed with pictures they take on a 10 year camera! +There is no visible deformation vs the stock lens, BUT you can take more of every room, this is why I purchased it and it works great for that! +It feels, looks like it is a serious upgrade from the Canon stock lens. -The autofocus works one time out of 50, it is a pain, I use manual focus everytime with this lens, there is something bugged it keeps zooming, very annoying, that's why it lost a star here, could have lost 2. Would I buy it again knowing all I know now? The answer friends is yes, it was affordable, it serves all purposes and I almost forgot, yes it takes great pictures ;)

Buying my second 12-24 F4 Tokina

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2013-11-12

I purchased my first Tokina 12-24 F/4 lens in late 2005. I used it quite a bit over the years for group shots, landscapes and real estate photography. It was a perfect lens for my application so I was really upset when it quit talking to my Canon 7D a few months ago. I would get an Err 01 error indicating Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. Clean the lens contacts. I cleaned the contacts on the camera and the lens and it seemed things were better for a frame or two. Then I'd get the same failure and error message. I also tried a second 7D body with the same results so I figured the lens was the problem. When I priced a replacement I was pleasantly surprised to see the current price is less than I paid in 2005. That makes it an even better return on my investment. I just hope the next one works at least as long, and as well, as my first one. I'm not a fan of the push/pull autofocus focus switch but the auto focus works well enough that I didn't use manual focus that often. If the first lens hadn't quit working I'd give this item a definite 5-star rating. Since I got almost 8 years of service I think a 4.5 would be reasonable.

Great Lens

By Nicolas H
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-10-06

ery good lens. I was always hesitate between this one and the 10-22mm from Canon. After checking many test on internet, i decide to buy the Tokina (mainly because of the price, and not too much difference in term of quality, with the Canon) I used it immediately and... I'm really NOT disappointed. It is a great lens, and for am amateur like me, it is far sufficient Apparently there is some issues with chromatic aberration, well i didn't pay attention and now, if you are using a software like Lightroom, well there is powerful tools now who compensate that and correct this issues The lens feel quality (weight, touch) and look like very robust (but i'll not test for that !!) In conclusion, i'm very happy with this lens, it is working perfectly with my 7D and i took great photo during my trip in NY

Good Video Lens Even at 4K

By Douglas B.
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2013-09-30

After a lot of research into various wide-angle zooms, we settled on the 12-24mm Tokina. For our application (RED Digital Cinema 4K/5K and Canon HDSLR) some of the issues such as fringing were less of a concern, while sharpness, manual focus, and consistent aperture across the zoom were critical. All in all, we're quite happy with this choice. Good build quality, sharp image, video-friendly features.

I bought this lens again.

By Mudshark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-01-04

I purchased this lens when my Tokina 12-24 wide angle lens quit working. That's right. I bought the first version seven years ago and about six months ago it stopped talking to my Canon camera bodies (10D, 40D and 7D). I really like the fit/finish/quality of the lens and the clarity of the images, and I couldn't find another lens that had the same specifications at this price point, so I bought another. Am I disappointed the first lens ONLY lasted seven years? A bit but nothing lasts forever. Obviously I'm pleased with this product.

Good product/ Good value

By LP Golfer
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2013-12-18

This lens is what I needed shooting landscapes and interiors with a Canon 7D. It produces incredibly sharp images.

Overexposure problem and softness

By Calvin
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2013-12-11

I determined too late that this lens had a problem which caused pictures to be overexposed even when the meter said photos would be properly exposed. It wasn't due to operator error or difficult exposure situations. I initially thought the problem was due to operator error but I did some controlled testing and determined that it was not. The other issue I had with this lens is extreme softness at the edges. Tokina admitted to the problem and fixed it under warranty. I had to pay shipping and I wasn't impressed with Tokina service. They did not respond to e-mail. They didn't give me any information about what they did to resolve the problems other than they fixed the lens. I was using the lens with a Nikon D80. I purchased the lens in May 2009. If you buy this lens, get it checked out before the deadline for a full refund has passed.

Great lens for the price

By Marcos Dean
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2013-12-10

The optics in this (relatively) inexpensive lens are remarkably good. Edge focus at f/4 is good to excellent with my 7D. That's probably because of the old-school heavy glass, which some have noticed makes the lens a bit heavy. My use of the lens has been pretty heavy for the past 3 years Ive owned it, on location at least a couple times a week. So when I got the inevitable error message (discussed all over the web) Communication with the lens blah blah clean the contacts I wasn't surprised (the problem isn't the contacts). Sent it to Tokina and in about 2 weeks it was repaired and cleaned, for $150. What always happens is, after a lot of use a tiny internal wire or contact that sends the message from the camera to change aperture breaks. Still a VERY good lens for the money -- in reviews the Canon EF comparable lens is, if anything, less sharp for twice the $$ (so for this price you can buy a second as a backup).

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Will this lens auto focus on my Nikon D3000? Thanks!
Asked by: Anonymous
The Tokina 12-24mm f/4 for Canon is not compatible with the Nikon D3000. The Nikon version of the lens has been discontinued, and B&H has since sold out of all stock. The newer version of the lens for Nikon, the Tokina 21-28mm f/4 (TO12284DXN), would be fully compatible with the D3000 including autofocus.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Asked by: Anonymous
The Tokina 12-24mm f/4 is designed for APS-C size sensor cameras, so you could use this lens on the 40D but not the 5D. If you are looking for a 12-24mm lens that can be used on both APS-C size sensor and full frame cameras, you could look at the Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 lens for Canon (B&H # SI122445C).
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-27


does this lens work for canon rebel xsi?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Tokina 12-24mm f/4 lens for Canon is compatible with the Canon Rebel XSi, yes.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-27


This lens is for use on Canon Rebel XS?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Tokina 12-24mm f/4 AT-X 124AF Pro DX II Autofocus Lens for Canon Digital Cameras is compatible with the Canon Rebel XS.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this lens is fully compatible with your Canon EOS Rebel T3i. It is designed for use on the APS-C sensor cameras such as your T3i.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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