Independent lens maker Tokina has launched two new lenses in the UK aimed at users of Nikon and Canon digital SLR cameras.rnrnrnrnrn

Independent lens maker Tokina has launched two new lenses in the UK aimed at users of Nikon and Canon digital SLR cameras.

The 35mm f/2.8 Macro Pro DX boasts a macro ratio of 1:1 and a close-focusing distance of 14cm.

When used on digital SLRs with an APS-C sized imaging sensor the 340g optic delivers a viewing angle of 52mm, according to Tokina. The 9-element-in-8-group AT-X M35 Pro DX costs £369.99.

Also fresh out in the UK is the AT-X 11-16mm f/2.8 Pro DX.

Claimed to produce ?super-wide images without fisheye distortion? the newcomer is compatible with Canon and Nikon digital SLRs with an APS-C-sized sensor.

The AT-X 116 Pro DX carries a £489.99 pricetag.

Both lenses feature Tokina?s One-touch Focus Clutch mechanism which allows the photographer to switch between AF and manual focus by ?snapping? the focus ring forward and back.

For details call UK distributor Kenro on 01793 615836 or visit www.kenro.co.uk

? A new internet-based forum for Tokina user has been launched at www.tokinausers.co.uk