Tokina lens acronyms and abbreviations, explanation and meaning.

Tokina lens marking abbreviation

Tokina on their zoom lens might separate, some time, the focal length by a tilde ~, for example: 24~105mm, instead of a dash "-".

Tokina lenses are often compatible with:

  • Canon.
  • Nikon.
  • Minolta.
  • Sony.
  • Pentax.

Tokina lens marking and abbreviations:

  • AF: Auto-Focus.
  • AT-X Pro : Advanced Technology – Extra Professional (zoom with constant aperture).
  • AT-X : Advanced Technology – Extra, consumer line (no constant aperture on zoom).
  • AS: ASpherical Optics.
  • F&R: Advanced Aspherical Optics.
  • SD: Super low Dispersion.
  • HLD: High-refraction, Low Dispersion.
  • MC: Multi-Coating.
  • FE: Floating Element system.
  • IF: Internal Focus system.
  • IRF: Internal Rear Focus system.
  • FC: Focus Clutch mechanism (to change between auto and manual focus).
  • One Touch FC: One-Touch Focus Clutch mechanism.
  • FX: Full frame.
  • DX: Digital sensor APS-C.

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