Tokina announced a new 11-20mm F/2.8 Pro DX lens today. The lens is one of two prototype units that they teased us with at Photokina, and now the lens has been made official.

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Just to get this part out of the way, this is a DX lens, meaning it is for APS-C sized sensors or smaller (Sorry, all you Full Framers). According to Tokina, this lens is meant to replace the older 11-16mm F/2.8. The new Tokina AT-X 11-20mm F/2.8 will be available in Nikon and Canon mounts.

According to the release, the Tokina AT-X 11-20mm F/2.8 will begin shipping in Japan in February for 100,000 Yen, or roughly $800 (US Price has not been officially announced yet). Since the lens has not be officially announced for the US market yet, we don’t have any pre-order links for those of you interested, but stay tuned and we will update you once they are available.

Personally, I love the idea of an 11-20mm F/2.8. It will probably be a great lens for landscapes, events, even night sky imagery. I am more curious what you all think though.

Are you interested in this new Tokina lens? Does the fact that it is for crop sensors only kill it for you? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

[via Photo Rumors]