AT-X 242 AF

Wide-Tele Zoom
24-200mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Mounts: Canon EF, Sony A, Nikon F, Pentax K
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Full Frame
Sensor Size
72mm
Filter Size
690g
Weight
Accessories
Aspherical Optics Super Low Dispersion Glass Multi-Coating
Description
Specifications
Description

The AT-X 242 AF is the first lens to start at 24mm and zoom all the way to 200mm, and is currently the widest zoom range available starting at 24mm. It is constructed using a chrome plated brass mount plate and a combination of aluminum and composite lens barrels to reduce weight while maintaining strength and durability.

Optically, the 242 uses high quality optical glass multicoated lens elements created by Hoya Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of optical glass. Two Aspherical lens elements and one SD (super low dispersion) glass element are employed in the optical design to insure sharpness across the film plane. The aspherical elements are each molded as one piece of optical glass rather than a resin laminated to a glass core.

An internal focusing mechanism gives this lens fast auto focus. Internal focus means the 72mm filter threads do not move during focusing. This is of great advantage when a special effects filter, such as a circular polarizer, is used. With an internal focusing lens it is not necessary to readjust the position of the filter every time the focus is changed. Focus distance is indicated on the manual focus ring.

Like the rest of the lenses in the AT-X series, The AT-X 242 AF is what is commonly referred to as a parafocal lens, meaning when focus is achieved at a telephoto focal length, it is possible to zoom back to a wide angle and maintain focus on the subject.


LENS CONSTRUCTION

Specifications
General info
Brand
Tokina
Product Family
Lens
Model
AT-X 242 AF
Model Description
Tokina AT-X 242 f/3.5-5.6 AF (24-200mm)
Series
AT-X AF
Mount
Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony A
Type
Wide-Tele Zoom
Color
Black
Country of Origin
Japan
Main specifications
Focal Length
24-200mm
Maximum Aperture
f/3.5-5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/22
Automatic Aperture
Yes
Manual Aperture Ring
Yes
Angle of View
84°-12°20'
Minimum Focusing Distance
0.8m
Macro Ratio
1:5.97
Focusing Mode
Automatic
Manual Focusing Ring
Yes
Autofocus Switch
Switch
Focusing Type
External Focus
Sensor Size
Full Frame
Filter Size
72mm
Multi-coating
Yes
Construction
Construction E/G
15 Elements in 11 Groups
Aperture Blades
6
Electrical Contacts
Yes
Additional info
Dimensions
82x89 mm
Weight
690g
Lens Hood
BH-723