Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 ATX Pro DX II Lens for Canon APS-C (DX) Digital SLR Cameras

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About Tokina 11-16mm

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

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (210),Strong construction (202),Durable (185),Consistent output (174),Rugged (127),Easily interchangeable (124),Lightweight (53),Nice bokeh (51),Fast (6),Sharp (6)
Heavy (54),Blurry focus (12),Slow focus (11),Tough to attach (5),Poor in low light (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (221),Low light (154),Night photography (106),Weddings (63),Video (31),Wildlife photos (28),Landscape photography (19),Sports/action (19),General purpose (18),Special effects (14),Macro photography (10),Architecture (7) Portraits (7),Travel (7),Interiors (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (122),Semi-pro photographer (73),Pro photographer (26),Casual photographer (22),Enthusiast (19),Photography student (6),Semi-professional (5),Professional (4)

Tokina 11-16mm Features

  • Compact ultra wide-angle zoom
  • Two Super-Low Dispersion glass elements
  • One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism

Tokina 11-16mm Specifications

Recommended Sensor size
APS-C Sized (23.7 X15.6mm) CCD or CMOS sensor (w/1.5-1.6x magnification factor) (not designed for cameras with Full Frame sensors)
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Optical Construction
13 Elements / 11 Groups (2 Elements SD Glass)
Multi-layer Coatings
Zooming System
Minimum Focus Distance
11.8 in. (30cm)
Macro Ratio
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
3.3 in. (84mm) X L 3.5 in. (89mm)
19.40 oz. (550g)

Tokina 11-16mm Reviews

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(based on 279 reviews)


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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


Fun Lens at a Great Price


from Bath, Maine  -  Casual Photographer

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!


not sharp at all


from texas  -  Casual Photographer

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.


What did I ever do without this?!?


from Cle Elum, W  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


A Winner for Sure


from Florida  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.


Really Great Lens


from Cincinnati, Ohio  -  Casual Photographer

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great Lens


from Ventura, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.


Love it


from Gonzales, LA  -  Photo Enthusiast

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


My favorite lens


from Arizona  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Very well made Japanese Lens.


from Arroyo Grande, Ca  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Great DX ultra wide zoom


from Gettysburg, Pa  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.


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Questions about this item:

james p  can't decide which one to buy ,the pro DX II lens or the pro DX.?
SANKAR N  i d totally get the DXII, especially if you use it against the sun or during sunny conditions..the coating on lens helps with flares and such..
Tracy R  Work well with a Canon C100?
ANOCHA Y  Yes, it works
Bob V  Hi, has anyone experienced variation in IQ with different samples of this lens?
eric s  the 1st one was meant for full frame senors not APS-C senors....but DX II is meant for the APs-C senors only!!! So if you have a APS-C cropped smaller senor than this Lens is great and has no problems.......
Joe T  No. FIrst was also for DX sensors. Both will fit all EF mounts (including full frame) but the light will not cover a full frame on either lens. This is meant for crop sensors in both I and II releases.
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