Kenko-Tokina buys Cokin filters

Kenko-Tokina was established in 1957 and has 10 factories and subsidiaries worldwide. It is especially known for its production of round filters, but it also manufactures other camera accessories including lenses under the Tokina brand.

Cokin will now be called COKIN France S.A.S.U and will remain independent with its own manufacturing, marketing and worldwide distribution network.

Cokin currently manufactures a range of products for its square filter system which includes standard, graduated and special effect filters made for a variety of different size cameras including compacts, DSLRs, medium format and camcorders. Cokin filters are made from CR-39 organic glass which allows them to be both lightweight and shock resistant.

It is expected that with the new acquisition, both companies will expand their current services, increasing their presence in the photographic accessory market.