Tokina has confirmed that a 10-17mm digital SLR fisheye lens previously only available in Japan will soon be launched in the UK.

Tokina has confirmed that a 10-17mm digital SLR fisheye lens previously only available in Japan will soon be launched in the UK.

Designed for digital SLRs with an APS-C size imaging sensor, the lens is due to be available in Nikon and Canon fits and is expected to cost around £500.

The AF10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 AT-X 107 DX Fisheye aims to deliver a 180° field of view.

It contains a ?waterproof? optical coating claimed to make it easier to remove marks left by water or fingerprints.

Launched in Japan six months ago the 10-element-in-8-group optic contains a Super Low Dispersion lens element and comes with a built-in lens hood.

An exact UK availability date is yet to be announced.

The Tokina brand is now distributed in the UK by Kenro. For details call 01793 615836 or visit www.kenro.co.uk