It looks like Tokina’s getting ready to announce a new 11-18mm f/2.8 lens for Sony APS-C E mount cameras. No specs have been released or leaked yet other than the clues in the name of the lens. So, it features an 11-18mm focal length with a maximum f/2.8 constant aperture and it’s designed for Sony’s APS-C E mount cameras.
We can also see from the photos that it’s a pretty compact lens and that there’s a micro USB port on the rear lens mount. Sony Alpha Rumours believes the filter size may be 67mm, which looks about right. Whatever its specs, while Tokina has made plenty of ultra-wide-angle autofocus zoom lenses for APS-C DSLRs in the past, this will be their first for Sony APS-C E mount cameras.
The choice of a micro USB on the back – which is presumably for firmware updates – is a little odd. When most of the world has already switched over to USB-C, it makes little sense to cling onto cables that a lot of people don’t have or want anymore, especially one as weak as micro USB.
There’s no other information available on the lens yet beyond what’s in the photos and there’s no price, although a possible announcement is currently rumoured for September.
[via Sony Alpha Rumors]