The Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 AT-X 116 PRO DX-II is an update to the widely popular and award winning AT-X 116 PRO DX, 11-16 F/2.8 lens.
This compact ultra wide-angle zoom has a bright constant F/2.8 aperture make viewing and auto focus possible in lower light situations but still maintaining a reasonable size and weight.
Two Super-Low Dispersion glass elements and two aspheric glass allow the proprietary optical design to achieve excellent contrast and sharpness as well as controlling chromatic aberration.
Tokina's exclusive One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism allows the photographer to switch between AF and MF simply by snapping the focus ring forward for AF and back toward the lens mount for manual focusing. The lens is also designed to stand up to the rigors of daily use by photographers in a wide variety of shooting conditions and environments.
Tokin has upgraded the coatings to this lens for improved optical performance.
The Tokina 11-16mm is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Video and more.The Tokina 11-16mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Semi-pro photographer among others.The Tokina 11-16mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Tokina 11-16mm: Consistent output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction
Most Liked Positive Review
WOW - Wide!
I mount this Tokina 11-16 to a Canon 7D. Lens is well built, fast. Some complain about slow, noisy focus. While it is not as fast and quiet as my L-Series lens,it is just fine. I have not run into any flare issues shooting outside on a sunny day yet.
Most Liked Negative Review
Hood loose & lost replacement Expensive
The lens maybe good. The hood is very loose on the lens. Dropped down to the cliff and the replacement cost $40. Don't think anyone has good replacement for lower $. I wold choose Canon if I can go back.
Reviewed by 279 customers
I bought this lens originally so I could take photos of Real Estate that we own but found lots of other fun things to do with it. I can take photos that include a building and its setting that give a unique view. I love the ability to walk right up to something huge and take a photo of the whole thing! The lens is great in low light situations and if I add a twinkle filter, I can make the whole photo light up! The lens itself is solid with a metal mount. I use it on my Nikon D7100. All of the parts fit together solidly and the zoom is smooth as silk. Nice craftsmanship for the price. So far, it has been money well spent!
i think the lens autofocus is has some problem. especially in low light. it seems picture always come out soft like it is not in perfect focus. i read a lot possitive review but was dissapointed. but on videos the auto focus seems to able to get sharp image. which is very odd to me.
I purchased this lens for landscape and night photography. I really don't know what i did without it previously! Its smooth, seamless, and spot on in clarity! The ONLY issue i had with it (since I only have Canon lenses) is switching from AF to MF. Its actually easier then the Canon lenses! I know not every lens is perfect, but this one is as close as they get! Excellent performer!
This lens is used on my Nikon D7000. I have read other reviews where the purchaser has indicated that the lens is not functional. To the contrary, the lens works perfectly with super fast focusing and is a definite plus to my collection of other lens. There are no drawbacks to the use and functional ability when used with my D7000. If the lens does not work with your D7000 obviously you have a defective Tokina lens. The lens seems very well built and does not give you that "plastic-feel" as other brands do. This lens is a real winner and you will enjoy every shot taken with it. Enjoy your new toy.
I just received this lens and have been using it. I am about to take it on a beach vacation and get some great landscape pictures. It is well made and sturdy. I am just learning how to use this wide angle lens, but so far I have been having a lot of fun practicing taking photos.
Used mainly for landscape this lens does as expected. Held properly very little distortion even at 11mm. Contrast and colors are great. Small amount of vignetting when using polarizer but that is to be expected. Motor a little noisy but not a major issue. Give 4.5 stars to this lens.
I think I am going to love this lens. It fits my Nikon D5100 and although I will have to learn to use it, the pictures I have taken so far show me that it was exactly what I was looking for
Amazingly clear and great in low light...from sweeping landscapes to tight architecture shots this is a wonderful lens. This is the lens I enjoy using the most.
This is extremely well made and a bit heavy. But the quality of the pictures is extreme on my 5100. Owned a sigma 10-20 and this is better in my opinion. The 77mm filter tells you a lot. And the price for this glass is a true bargain for this kind of quality.
Coming from film I found the down side of DX to be wide angle. after reading reviews and looking at images I decided I wanted a constant 2.8 aperture and sharp images. the Tokina delivers that. A very sharp lens with minimal distortion. the zoom adds to the versatility. well built, it's big, won't fit in your pocket, but it balances nicely on my D2x. the fact that it takes 77mm filters makes it more useful than most of the others in this range. the hood locks in place, so no moving out of place or falling off if bumped like some. the lens cap fits securely and is easy to remove and place back on. another common failure with some brands. little things but makes using the lens more enjoyable. from just a hair under 14mm to 16mm it delivers great results on a FX D700 as well. That little added versatility makes a world of difference to me. I do like the shift from AF to MF using the focus ring, easier to do than trying to find the switch, button on other lenses.