Reviews and Problems with Tokina AT-X 116 Pro DX AF 11-16mm f/2.8
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7 November 2013
Conclusion: If you’re looking for great image quality in a fast ultra-wide lens for Nikon or Canon, this might be the lens to buy. I’ve only had mine for a short time, but even if it had been an 11mm f/2.8 prime lens, I think I still would have considered it.
Excerpt: Available for Canon, Nikon and Sony digital SLR cameras, this lens costs around £545 and offers a wide field of view equivalent to 16.5-24mm on a 35mm camera, whilst maintaining a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout the range.
Tokina's 11-16mm f2.8 lens for DX cameras earns a TKO for king of the superwides
Consumer Electronics Net
11 June 2009
Excerpt: What superwides are good for Have you ever been to a car show and tried to take a shot of that really hot car but couldn't back up far enough to fit it all into the frame because of some obstruction or the crowd of people being in the way?
Excerpt: The industry's widest high-speed ultrawide zoom for DSLRs, this digital-only lens ($570, street) is one of Tokina's AT-X series of pro-quality optics. A 16.5-24mm equivalent, its design is based on Tokina's 12-24mm f/4.
Excerpt: In November 2007 the Tokina company launched an ultra wide-angle lens, the AT-X 116 PRO DX AF 11–16 mm f/2.8. At that time it was a unique instrument - no other producer was offering such a fast device of that type.
Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX (Canon) - Review / Lab Test Report
26 January 2011
Conclusion: The Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX is an impressive ultra-wide zoom lens especially with respect to its resolution characteristic. It is extremely sharp at all zoom and aperture settings with the only exception of some corner softness at 16mm @ f/2.8. You can spot some light falloff at max.
Excerpt: The Tokina 11-16mm offers a rather limited focal range but it makes up for this in speed, offering a fixed aperture of f/2.8 throughout. It also has no focusing motor so can be fairly noisy during operation, which means it won't autofocus on Nikon entry-level D-SLRs.
Conclusion: Tokina’s engineers set themselves a truly difficult task. They wanted to make a lens with good optics providing the user with ultra-wide angles and a good, constant aperture of F/2.8. Had it been easy, every manufacturer would offer us a lens alike. So far, Tokina is the only one to have it.
Cons: high levels of chromatic aberration throughout the range,, too high coma,, uneven performance against the light,, mediocre AF performance.
Conclusion: Dersom du vet at du har behov for f2.8 og er ekstra nøye på kantskarphet så er det ikke tvil om at dette er objektivet for deg. Da er det en klar favoritt, spesielt med tanke på at det ikke har noen direkte konkurrenter. Men det er en pris å betale.