Reviews and Problems with Tokina AT-X 116 Pro DX AF 11-16mm f/2.8
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Can't Beat This Lens!!
Photo Gal, B&H Photo
3 days ago
Excerpt: I was referred to this lens by a friend whom is a real estate photographer, and I'm getting into that as well. He suggested that I rent it first which I did, and boy was he right! I purchased it without a second thought, and will also use it for my wedding shots of large bridal parties, as well as the family shots. I've already used it for a wedding on the beach where the couple wanted that landscape shot, and it did not disappoint.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: This is a great wide-angle lens for APS-C cameras. I used this on a trip to the grand canyon recently and this lens is super sharp, especially at the centre. Tiny bit soft at the corners wide open but nothing serious, sharp all the way across once you stop down. Lens flaring was also not as bad as i expected after reading all the reviews. Also built like a tank.
Excerpt: I photograph mostly Landscapes. On my first shoot the width, color and sharp detail was excellent. So far there are no negatives to report I recommend this lens 11mm-16mm to complement the low end range for my use.
Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I purchased the tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens for an astro photography workshop. I love this lens!! It's wide angle capabilities is totally outstanding. Works well with my Canon 50d and 7d. But not with a full frame SLR.
Excerpt: I will first state I am totally amateur so issues may be operator. The lens does not seem sharp. I comapared it with my 18-105 kit lens (18mm vs 16mm)and the kit lens is much sharper. I made a few fine focus adjustments in my Nikon D-7000, will see if that improves anything.
Excerpt: With the addition of this lens, I now have excellent coverage from 11 mm all the way up to 300 mm. I no longer need to crave for the FX system. This lens is so versatile and produces such startling results, that I'm now happy to stick to my Nikon DX system.
Pros: Affordable, Excellent in low light, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction, Very Sharp
Excerpt: I have alway used nikons lenses. They are always sharper than the others on the market, but when I decided to get a wide angle zoom, I didnt want to pay $. So I thought I would give the Tokina a shot at $. Glad I did! I would say its as sharp as my nikon zooms, and the build quality is rather impressive.
Excerpt: The Tokina has nearly replaced my Nikon kit lens. My intention was to use it for some star photography, but all of that changed when I started taking some street photos. Consistently tack-sharp and quick to focus.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Summary: I bought this for use at aircraft museums where space is tight and the light is not ideal. This lens has been perfect for that use. The combination of fast and wide has resulted in all of shots being keepers. Auto focus is quick, but not really needed as everything is typically at infinity. I was expecting to encounter flare problems but have not encountered any. I strongly reccomended this lens for anyone looking for a fast and wide solution at a reasonable price.