Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 ATX Pro DX Autofocus Zoom Lens for Sony Digital SLR Cameras.


About Tokina 11-16mm

The new Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX is an ultra-wide angle lens with a fast f/2.8 aperture for better photography in low-light situations. Many photojournalists consider having an f/2.8 aperture a must for any lens in their camera bag.

Based on the award-winning optical design of the AT-X 124 PRO DX (12-24mm f/4) lens, the new AT-X 116 PRO DX has a slightly shorter zoom range to maintain optical quality at wide apertures.

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 camera to focus manually. There is no need to change the AF-MF switch on Nikon cameras** and there is no second AF/MF switch on the lens for Canon, everything is accomplished by the focus ring.

Please Note
The lens is designed for Digital cameras with APS-C sized CMOS and CCD sensors, not designed for cameras with Full Frame sensors.

The Tokina 11-16mm is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Night photography, Weddings and more.The Tokina 11-16mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, 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, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (209),Strong construction (202),Durable (185),Consistent output (174),Rugged (126),Easily interchangeable (123),Lightweight (52),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 (220),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 (21),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
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. (89.2mm)
19.75 oz. (560g)

Tokina 11-16mm Reviews

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(based on 278 reviews)


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Most Liked Positive Review


The best wide zoom you can get

The is the best wide-angle zoom for the Sony/Minolta user. Very sharp, even at f2.8 and robust construction. Superior to the Sony/Minolta/Tamron 11-18mm 4.5-5.6.

Reviewed by 278 customers


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.

(14 of 21 customers found this review helpful)


The Lens didn't work on my D7000!


from Qatar  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I live in Qatar which is so far from the US, i read alot about the lens before deciding to buy one. In my country no one is selling Tokina so i decided to order from adorama! Paid around 70$ international shipping, the lens delivered, mount it to my D7000!! The F is always Zero (F0). I tried many things nothing happened, contact adorama and sorry to tell they don't know anything, every person transfer the call to another person. At the end they said you should call Tokina, i called them they said they are familiar with the issue! And i should send the lens back, and i should pay the shipping !! Which is expensive here. Bad response from adorama + bad service and customer care from Tokina + super bad lens which even didn't work. In addition, since adorama seems to have a lack of customer care, i will order my next items from Other shops Regards.


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Shopper  Will to work well with A7?
DEBORAH H  I don't think so. I've used it on an A350 and now I use it on an A65; but my understanding is that the A7 does not use the typical Sony A-Mount. I'm not 100% sure though.
Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
AMELIA C  Superb wide angle lens for the Sony Alpha DSLR.
Shopper  is this lens compatible with canon rebel? I am not a professional but do a lot of photography up close. any recommendations?
FREDERICK B  Great lens for Sony a55. Do not know about a canon rebel Fjb
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