Tokina redesigned the AT-X 270 AF with a new focusing system which increases AF speed and provides a more stable way to handle the lens. Durability has also been increased by using an all metal body. Multi-coating has been applied to a larger number of lens surfaces improving contrast while reducing reflections and ghosting. HLD (High Refraction Low Dispersion) glass is also used with this new version.
Also known as Tokina AT-X 270 AF PRO (28-70mm f/2.6-2.8) model.