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It's official: Tokina AT-X 70-200f4 PRO VCM-S lens with price, availability

The Tokina 70-200f4.

First unveiled as a mockup a year ago, the image stabilized Tokina 70-200f4 created quite a stir in the lead-up to CP+ 2013. Now, nearly a year and a half later, Tokina has officially unveiled the finished lens to the public.

Officially to be called the Tokina AT-X 70-200f4 PRO VCM-S, this latest lens from Tokina is the company's first venture into the telephoto range with the latest in technology, namely an ultrasonic focus motor (fast, near-silent AF with full time manual override) and image stabilization (rated for 3 f-stops). The lens is also an internal focus/zoom design, which means that the overall length will not change no matter what you do with the lens.

Like the recent high-end lenses from Tokina, the 16-28 f2.8 and 17-35 f4, the 70-200 f4 will be fully compatible with full or sub-frame cameras.

As for some other specs, here they are:
Minimum aperture: f22
Diaphragm blades: 9
Optical arrangement: 19 elements in 14 groups
Close focus: 39”
Max magnification: .28x
Weight: 2.2lbs
Length: 6.6”
Width: 3.2”
Filter Size: 67mm
Tripod Collar: sold separately
Hood: included
Weather-sealing: Nothing on website about it

Want one yet?

The lens will hit stores in Nikon mount at the end of May at a price of 150,000 Yen, which translates to $1500. Hopefully, other mounts will soon follow.

For more info:
Press release
Tokina (you will need a web translator)

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