Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro APS-C Lens for NIKON - Bundle - With 77 Filter Kit (UV, CPL, Neutral Density) , Cleaning Kit, CapKeeper 2 (Model CK-2) Lens Cap Leash

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  • 12-24mm Wide Angle SLR Lens
  • 12-28mm Wide Angle to Wide Angle Zoom SLR Len
  • Digital Essentials 77mm
  • Cleaning Kit
  • Universal Lens Cap Tether
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About Tokina 12-28mm

The Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX Lens for Nikon is a wide-angle to standard length zoom lens with a maximum aperture of f/4.0. It is compatible with Nikon DX cameras and provides a 35mm focal length equivalency of 18-42mm. This compact lens features a one-touch AF/MF clutch operation to switch back and forth between auto and manual focus, for manual focus slide the focus ring back and for autofocus allow to the ring to rest in the forward position. A newly designed GMR (magnetic precision) AF sensor is mounted close to the AF motor and provides fast, accurate AF. The lens' SD-M (Silent Drive-Module) means that autofocus responds smoothly and silently, which is ideal when shooting HD video.

The use of SD glass (ultra-low dispersion glass), which emulate fluorite glass in performance, aims to eliminate chromatic aberration and aspherical lens elements in both the front and rear lens groups correct distortion and also helps to minimize aberrations for sharp imaging throughout the zoom range.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (7),Rugged (6),Strong construction (6),Consistent output (6),Durable (5),Easily interchangeable (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (10)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (5)

Tokina 12-28mm Features

  • Adorama Camera Lens Valuable Bundle. Kit Includes.
  • Tokina 12-28mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX Lens for Nikon and BH77A Lens Hood for 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens, Front Lens Cap, Rear Lens Cap, Tokina 2 Years USA Warranty.
  • 3-Piece 77mm UV/CPL/ND Filter Kit.
  • Universal Lens Cap Tether.
  • Adorama Cleaning Kit for Optics and Cameras. Kit Includes: Spray Cleaning Fluid, Cotton Swabs, Lens Cloth, 3 Sheets Universal LCD Screen Protectors, Squeege Card, Lipstick Brush, Blower Brush, Lens Tissue, New Deluxe Storage Bag.

Tokina 12-28mm Specifications

Focal Length
12 - 28 mm
Comparable 35mm Focal Length: 18 - 42 mm
Aperture
Maximum: f/4
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type
Nikon F
Format Compatibility
Nikon DX
Angle of View
99deg. 37' - 54deg. 73'
Minimum Focus Distance
9.84" (25 cm)
Magnification
0.20x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
1:4.94
Groups/Elements
12/14
Diaphragm Blades
9
Autofocus
Yes
Filter Thread
Front: 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL)
3.31x3.55" / 8.40x9.01cm (Approx.)
Weight
1.17lbs / 0.53kg
Mfr #
ATXAF128DXN B
SKU
TN12284NKAFB

Tokina 12-28mm Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.1

(based on 12 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

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    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tokina 12-28 - very good lens

For shooting real estate, low distortion is a plus, also having a correctable distortion is even better. This lens pretty much has both. After using the Tamron 10-24 and the Nikon 10-24, this is the best of the bunch overall. It's as sharp as the Nikon and doesn't have the unpredictable distortion of the Nikon. I did shoot around 400 projects with the Tamron and 40 with the Nikon before trying the Tokina and am happy I made the change. I have used the Tokina on about 20 projects in the last c...

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For shooting real estate, low distortion is a plus, also having a correctable distortion is even better. This lens pretty much has both. After using the Tamron 10-24 and the Nikon 10-24, this is the best of the bunch overall. It's as sharp as the Nikon and doesn't have the unpredictable distortion of the Nikon. I did shoot around 400 projects with the Tamron and 40 with the Nikon before trying the Tokina and am happy I made the change. I have used the Tokina on about 20 projects in the last couple of weeks and really enjoying the performance. The build quality is very good, smooth operation and the lowest price of the 3 lenses. About the same CA as the other 2 lenses noted here, it has a little better reach, and auto focus is quick (which is not a big deal for what I do). One great advantage with this lens is the clutch for shifting from manual focus to auto focus. You can set the focus in MF on the lens, then move the clutch to AF mode and put the camera on MF mode....if you accidentally move the focus ring now, it won't change focus on you. And as always, Adorama did a great job in shipping and customer service!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Had higher expectations

Bought this lens to use for interiors/real estate photography. It was a replacement for a Sigma 10-20 because of the longer focal length it offers. It's built beautifully and is super sharp but the chromatic aberation and ghosting is unacceptable. It always appears in the lower right corner of the image. After much debate, I am returning the lens.

Reviewed by 12 customers

 
2.0

Had higher expectations

By

from Phoenix, Arizona

Bought this lens to use for interiors/real estate photography. It was a replacement for a Sigma 10-20 because of the longer focal length it offers. It's built beautifully and is super sharp but the chromatic aberation and ghosting is unacceptable. It always appears in the lower right corner of the image. After much debate, I am returning the lens.

 
5.0

Wide Range for a Wide Angle.

By

from Nevada  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is a excellent lens for Nikon DSLRs with 24mp sensors. I use this for mostly landscape, night, video, and 4K time-lapse photography in the best natural lighting conditions possible with a tripod. I shoot it with JPEG and RAW for optimal processing. The image quality is excellent, much better than I expected for a low cost lens. And it's best at f/8 to f/11. F/4 aperture is ideal for wide angle video use, and the lens performs well in low light for long exposures. The build quality is tops. Even has a rear rubber gasket to keep dust out. Also, the Nikon D3300 has distortion correction that works with this lens. Makes processing even easier. Cons: at f/4 the chromatic aberration is like a cheap 35 or 50mm prime lenses. Some may complain about the push pull focus switch, noisy focus, and no f/2.8 aperture. For me, the AF is dead on accurate, and fast and quiet enough for wide angle photography. And I like the pull ring focus switch. At f/2.8 the chromatic aberration of any Tokina wide angle will show fringing in daylight or long exposure. Not an issue for me, as I shoot mostly for depth of field f/8 or smaller aperture. Plus, Lightroom does a great job managing the CA. And, I use the 28mm zoom end way more than I do the largest aperture f/4.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Wide-Angle Lens for APS-C Cameras

By

from Upstate NY  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have only had the lens for two weeks but I bought it last minute before a trip to Disney because my normal lens was damaged. It is a great lens for lanscape images or creative up close shots to include everything. I have used this lens mostly stopped down to f/8 or greater and it is very sharp, and quick to focus. I would recommend this lens to other photographers.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent!

By

from League City, Texas  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use thus lens for Environmental portraits and landscapes. It is built like a tank and the range is perfect for walking around. It has a little color fringing wide open in really contrasty light. This goes away when stopped down.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding value

By

from Surc City North Carolina  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Excellent sharpness. I have used this lens for several landscape projects and have not been disappointed with the results. Well built, and quick auto focus. Well worth what I paid at Adorama.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Would buy again.

By

from Cicero, In.  -  Casual Photographer

This lens is always parked on my D7100 for car shows and similar events. Love it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tokina 12-28 - very good lens

By

from San Diego

For shooting real estate, low distortion is a plus, also having a correctable distortion is even better. This lens pretty much has both. After using the Tamron 10-24 and the Nikon 10-24, this is the best of the bunch overall. It's as sharp as the Nikon and doesn't have the unpredictable distortion of the Nikon. I did shoot around 400 projects with the Tamron and 40 with the Nikon before trying the Tokina and am happy I made the change. I have used the Tokina on about 20 projects in the last couple of weeks and really enjoying the performance. The build quality is very good, smooth operation and the lowest price of the 3 lenses. About the same CA as the other 2 lenses noted here, it has a little better reach, and auto focus is quick (which is not a big deal for what I do). One great advantage with this lens is the clutch for shifting from manual focus to auto focus. You can set the focus in MF on the lens, then move the clutch to AF mode and put the camera on MF mode....if you accidentally move the focus ring now, it won't change focus on you. And as always, Adorama did a great job in shipping and customer service!

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fine outdoor walk around lens

By

from Lander, Wyoming  -  Photo Enthusiast

Sharpness is great and agree with Ken Rockwell review. F4 is a little slow for me as an indoor available light lens, but just use flash (must remove hood to avoid shadow) or put on my 35 mm f 1.8 on my d7100. Going to manual focus requires a stiff pull on anterior focus ring, harder than I had expected, miss nikon AFS here. Really nice zoom range and plenty wide at 12mm on d7100 to place a foreground object in a broad context (what I like a wide angle for )

 
3.0

Test it out first if you can!

By

from Orlando, Florida  -  Pro Photographer

I bought this lens to fill in for a Tokina 12-24 I've had for about 5 years. My 12-24 has been a real workhorse (shooting architectural jobs)and it needed to be sent in to repair a focusing problem that has suddenly popped up. The 12-28 is actually an upgrade for my old model and I was looking for at least as good an item as my old one. Well, that was not to be! This new lens has a severe softening of the image on the lower right side of anything shot wide open. I've used many Tokina lenses over a 15 year period and am very disappointed with this purchase (along with a $50 drop in price within two weeks of my buying it). It looks like I've got two lenses to send in for repair.

 
4.0

Nice Focal Length

By

from Los Angeles, CA  -  Pro Photographer

I use this on a C100 which is a similar sized sensor to an APSC camera. I shoot a lot of run-and-gun corporate work and don't have time for prime lenses. I was looking at Tokina because they make high quality wide angle zooms and I didn't like Canon's offerings in both their ef-s and L series lineup in this category. I was contemplating the Tokina 11-16 which people rave about but didn't like the limited focal range and due to the c100s sensitive sensor, don't particularly need a 2.8...though I did want a constant aperture throughout. I was about to pull the trigger on the Tokina 12-24 when I read Ken Rockwell's glowing review of this lens. Though I'm not taking stills with this lens, it does the trick and works flawlessly with the C100.

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alejandro f  can i use tokina 12-28 in fx? or is only for dx? thank you
Andrew R  DX (APS-C) lenses on Nikon FX (full frame) bodies would operate in DX crop mode.
KundAN s  Will this work with D7000? ( It says APS-C)
TERRY M  Works great on my D 7100 (basically same as D 7000) APS-C is the same as Nikon's DX which the D7000 is. Make sure to get the Nikon mount. Not good for FX like the D 700 or 800
Anthony C  So is this the Canon or Nikon version? The title says Nikon, the description says Canon.
Andrew R  MFR number indicates that this is the Nikon mount.
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