Reviews and Problems with Tokina AT-X Pro DX 11-16mm f/2.8
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Sharp and well-built lens
H Saunders, Amazon
9 September 2013
Summary: Solidly-built with a sharp output. I'd give it five stars but for the tendency to flare when pointed towards light. I've been photographing interiors and over-exposed windows are a problem for the lens. Other than that it's very good.
Summary: Best lens in my kit now! Perfect lens for astrophotography, fits my Sony a500 perfectly with auto and manual focus working well, prompt service and delivery great business well done there. The lens works very well with astounding clarity and detail, the f2.8 is fixed aperture and it's great! 11 - 16 mm focal range and clear throughout, only negative is a slight prone-ness to lens flare in direct bright lights. Otherwise perfect if not a little pricey.
Tokina Auto Focus 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 PRO DX Lens for Sony
Old Betta, Amazon
16 October 2012
Summary: Firstly, this lens is in fact the Tokina Auto Focus 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 PRO DX Lens (despite what others may call it) for Sony Alpha cameras and as such it is a great lens for Sony Alpha cameras. There are various reviews on the internet covering topics such as the optics, build, flare etc and comparing specifications with other similar lens on the market.
Summary: Recently bought this lens to photograph architectural interiors with my Nikon D7000. So far I have had consistently impressive results with this lens. Sharpness, colours, contrast and autofocus all spot on. Also very little distortion & F2.8 aperture handy too.Also feels built like the proverbial tank but a little heavy. Look forward to trying the lens for landscape photography.All in all fantastic definitely recommend.
Summary: I bought this lens on the strength of Ken Rockwell's review and some fantastic pictures on Flickr's Tokina 11-16 group. I didn't know I wanted a wide angle zoom until then. Does that make me sound a bit stupid? However, I love this lens and it has opened up a new field of photography for me. The one thing that concerned me was the limited zoom range. Why did they bother? Why not just make an 11mm prime?
Summary: Having been through a lot of the options available to cover the wide end on a D7000, I finally tried the 11-16 - delighted i did and bought it immediately. The build is superb, the lens has a great mechanical feel to it, particularly the focus clutch for moving to manual focus. I was initially put off by this as am used to AF-S lenses with the ability to grab focus at all times, but having used it am happy to say its quick and easy to move from manual to auto focus...
Summary: Have used the Tokina 11-16 for all purpose use including event photography, static displays, landscapes, and holiday photos. Used with a D300. Best to consider this lens a prime lens - I rarely use the 16mm end of the zoom as 11mm is just fantastic.Wide open at 2.8 the sharpness is excellent, edge-to-edge, and contrast is as good as Nikons Nano-coated lenses. Stopped down to 5.6, the sharpness and clarity is like a razor blade!
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction