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Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX AF 11-16mm f/2.8 35mm Zoom

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
Focal Length : 11mm - 16mm | Max. Aperture : f/2.8  | Focus : Autofocus  


  • Focal Length11mm - 16mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/2.8
    Designed for Digital CameraYes
    Weightoz
    Product ID56336203

Product Description

The Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX is one of the widest lenses available for APS-C sensor DSLRs. Based on the award-winning optical design of the AT-X 124 PRO DX (12-24mm f/4) lens, 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. It's available for Canon and Nikon APS-C sensor digital SLRs.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by JoshD a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2011

Strengths:    Build Quality
Weight (I think it's a strength)
Wide angle
Sharp and very quick
Great pictures


Weaknesses:    Lens Flare

Bottom Line:   
I do a lot of outdoor landscape type photograhy and wanted something a little wider than my 17-50 Tamron f/2.8 to utilize as well. After doing some searching and reading reviews I decided on the Tokina 11-16. I wanted something "wide" but I did not want to go the fish-eye route.

When I first started to shoot with it I wasnt sure I liked it or not. It changed the way I had to shoot, forced me to be more creative. After a while though I have gotten more used to it and I am finding this lens is on my camera now about 80% of the time. I love it. The pictures come out very sharp and the colors are great. It adds a whole new perspective to my photos, and I can capture scenes I just couldnt capture with my 17-50. Different lens for different needs.

The one negative with the lens I have found is lens flare. I tend to do a lot of "light trails" long exposure shots and I am finding that if the light enters the lens directly from any point it gives of a green flare to the picture, every time. However if I am shooting down a hillside at cars (where the light doesnt directly enter the lens) the flare is non-apparent. Hopefully that makes sense. It all depends on the angle of the light source.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $595.00

Purchased At:   Andromeda

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Summit42 a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2010

Strengths:    This lens is a landscape machine and built like a tank.
The F/2.8 speaks for it self.


Weaknesses:    Heavy - Lens always feels a bit awkward on my body without a grip but it just takes a little getting used to.

Getting the lens was a huge pain, everywhere was out of stock for a few months.


Bottom Line:   
The Tokina 11-16 is one serious piece of glass superb build quality and fast focus. Originally I thought I would prefer the range of the sigma 10-20 over the 11-16 but after take both lens for a test drive the choice for me was obviously the tokina. The clutch MF/AF system is definitely preferred over a traditional switch and is very easy to operate in low light or on the go.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   photo4less

Similar Products Used:   sigma 10-20

Type of photography:   Outdoor


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Abiciriderback a Intermediate

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2009

Strengths:    Build quality, Razor tack images, great low light shooter, great color and contrast output. Ultra wide which is very nice for landscape, no MF/AF switch. Very good price point

Weaknesses:    It is heavy. If you use Cokin P filters get vignetting from about 11-13. need to use ultra slim screw on filters

Bottom Line:   
This lens is a built like a tank. Just picking it up you can tell there is no plastic on this lens. Constant F2.8 is great for low light shooting. with 11-16 you really are about as wide as you are going to get. My copy is razor sharp and produces excellent color and contrast in the images. I would rate this right up there with a Canon L lens.
There is no MF/AF switch in which I really like especially in low light one is not fumbling around for the switch. Instead it is a push/pull of the focusing ring that switches from MF/AF. I have found the images even to be very reasonably sharp wide open at 2.8. They are tack at 5.6 to 13.1. The 11-16 is not the lightest lens out there. But I will gladly swap good build quality for weight.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $425.00

Purchased At:   Photographyreview.co

Similar Products Used:   Canon 10-22, Sigma 10-20

Type of photography:   Outdoor



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