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Tokina 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X DX AF Lens for Nikon Digital Cameras

B&H # TO165135355N Mfr # ATXAF635DXN
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Product Highlights
  • Zoom Super Wide Angle
  • DX Format
  • Fast Internal Focusing
  • Accurate Manual Focusing
  • Long Focus Travel
  • Rounded Diaphragm Opening

The Tokina 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X DX AF Lens is a compact super wide zoom lens. The zoom range begins at 16.5mm and offers the photographer a wider angle of view than most lenses. This makes the lens better suited for scenic and travel photography in addition to being a great standard lens for most general photography situations.

The AT-X 16.5-135 DX's optical design benefits from 3 aspherical elements, one all glass precision-molded element and 2 compound elements yield high contrast. Additionally two Super-low Dispersion (SD) glass elements correct chromatic aberration. The lens has a high-precision mechanical zoom cam system that minimizes play and eliminates zoom creep.

Note! NOT recommended for 35mm film or digital FX "full-frame" SLR cameras

Great standard lens for general photography situations
Three aspherical elements, one all glass precision-molded element and 2 compound elements yield high contrast
Fast internal focusing with the one-touch
Long focus travel for easy, accurate manual focusing
The rounded diaphragm opening (9 blades) makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural
Performance
Focal Length 16.5 - 135mm
Aperture Maximum: f/3.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon DX
FX in DX Crop Mode
Angle of View 82° - 12°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.64' (50 cm)
Magnification 0.18x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 15/9
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.1 x 3.46" (7.87 x 8.79 cm)
Weight 1.34 lb (610 g)
Tokina 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X DX AF Lens for Nikon Digital Cameras
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    Tokina16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X DX AF Lens for Nikon Digital Cameras
     
    3.6

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (5)
    • Rugged (5)
    • Strong construction (5)
    • Durable (4)
    • Easily interchangeable (4)

    Cons

    • Heavy (5)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (7)
    • Wildlife photos (7)
    • Weddings (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Well worth the money..

    By DC18830

    from Walpole, NH

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Tokina 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X DX AF Lens for Nikon Digital Cameras:

    I would have given it a 5 star rating, but I had to return the first one. B&H did a fantastic job with the return though. Sent the second one Next Day Air! This lens is solid, responsive, produces sharp images, and the range is perfect. It's all I expected. Second Tokina lens I own now and very impressed.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    One of the better (If not the best) zoom

    By Pircaa

    from Quillota, Chile

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Nice Bokeh
    • One lens for all
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Portraits
    • Sports/Action
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Tokina 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X DX AF Lens for Nikon Digital Cameras:

    Compré este zoom para usarlo con mi Fuji Finepix S3 Pro Camera.
    I buy this zoom to use with my Fuji Finepix S3 Pro Camera.
    B&H have the best price. And, I have it in my home in only 6 days (From B&H USA to Quillota, Chile). Fast and easy international transaction!!!
    It is a marvelous zoom. From the widest angle at 16.5mm (25mm in APS-C) to the full 135mm (205mm in APS-C it is clean, sharp and clear to the corners of the image.
    With only one lens, I have ALL.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Would buy this product again !

    By Bob S.

    from Utica Mi.

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Rugged

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Tokina 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X DX AF Lens for Nikon Digital Cameras:

    Better than i expected for the price.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Tokina:versatile zoon with great quality

    By Oscar

    from Sao Paulo / BRAZIL

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Output
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Tokina 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X DX AF Lens for Nikon Digital Cameras:

    This lens have an accurate and fast auto focus and with images quite good in landscapes and portraits and architetural subjects. In my photographic work wich means interiors and decoration I think this Tokina have my appruval , good color and versatility
    in terms of angles make it one of the best tools that I´ve ever had .

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    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I had no problem with this product

    By Babs

    from Sussex Wisconsin

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tokina 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X DX AF Lens for Nikon Digital Cameras:

        We tested this len in our product and had no issues.

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        (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Think twice

        By Andrey

        from Moscow, Russia

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Not sharp

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Outdoors
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Tokina 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X DX AF Lens for Nikon Digital Cameras:

        I have another Tokina lens (12-24 Pro) and I am absolutely satisfied with it. It really is for pros. I bought 16.5-135 lens as as substitute for my Nikon 17-55/2.8 lens to use it outdoors. When you take pictures with this Tokina lens, though it is rigid and durable - built like a tank - you get an impression that the photo was taken through a veil. Images are not crystal sharp and they cannot be compared with images taken with Nikon lenses, even inexpensive ones. So, think twice before you buy this lens.

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        (1 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        0 Rating

        By Keshav

        from New Jersey

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Blurry Focus

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tokina 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X DX AF Lens for Nikon Digital Cameras:

            Pictures are sharp at the center and soft at the edges. Left edge of the picture is bad.
            The Lens is defective (manufacture problem). Need a replacement.

            Please let me know the procedure for replacement.

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            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Good only for the price

            By Miki

            from New York

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor in Low Light
            • Weak Casing

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Tokina 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X DX AF Lens for Nikon Digital Cameras:

            I would say the only good from this lens is just the price.
            I borrowed this lens from my friend who was just started loving photography. I tried some shots from certain focal from 16mm, 24mm, 50mm, 85mm and 135mm.
            The result is just everage and there were nothing special need to be commented.
            I rather say, Nikkor lens which is same class with this Tokina (18-135mm) even much better.
            For beginner maybe okay, but after several months when you know how to make a nice and correct photos, then you will forget this lens.

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            (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Tokina 16.5-135mm

            By St Bart

            from Cleveland, OH

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Tokina 16.5-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AT-X DX AF Lens for Nikon Digital Cameras:

            Used as a walk around. Quality is outstanding, as is the smooth feel. Would recommend. Doubt you would find a better lens with the wide angle capability at even double the price. 135 satisfies 98 of what I need (nature, birds, vacations).

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