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Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon

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Product Highlights

  • 16-28mm f/2.8 Lens
  • Designed For Full Frame (FX) Nikon DSLRs
  • Silent DC Motor With GMR Sensor
  • 15 Elements in 13 Groups
  • Aspherical, Super-Low Dispersion Glass
  • Easily Switch From Auto to Manual Focus
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For the professional, a 16-28mm f/2.8 lens is almost a necessity, and this new AT-X 16-28mm F2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon from Tokina fills the bill very nicely. Designed specifically for Nikon pro level DSLRs with a full frame (FX) sensor (such as the Nikon D700 and D3x), this super wide-angle zoom has 15 elements in 13 groups, using aspherical and SD super-low dispersion glass elements to reduce chromatic aberration and give maximum resolution. The silent DC motor allows the lens to focus quickly and quietly and works with a GMR magnetic AF sensor to increase AF speed even more.

An exclusive One-Touch Focus Clutch mechanism allows switching quickly between auto focus and manual focus by snapping the focus ring forward for AF and back toward the camera for manual focus. And, it's possible to buy this lens without applying for a mortgage first.

Professional 16-28mm F/2.8 Lens
Designed for professional full frame (FX) Nikon DSLRs.
NEW Silent DC Motor With GMR Sensor
The 16-28 f/2.8 uses a newly developed silent DC motor that allows the lens to focus faster and more quietly then previous generations. The DC motor coupled with a new GMR magnetic AF sensor work together to increase AF Speed.
Aspherical and Super-Low Dispersion Glass Elements
A new, 56mm-diameter, large size aspherical glass element is incorporated into the front lens group, while there are two more aspherical elements in the rear group. Three SD super-low dispersion glass elements are also incorporated throughout the optical design to reduce chromatic aberration, give maximum resolution, more even brightness and distortion correction.
One-Touch Focus Clutch
Tokina's exclusive One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism allows the photographer to switch between AF and MF simply by snapping the focus ring forward for AF and back toward the camera to focus manually. There is no second AF/MF switch on the lens for Nikon, everything is accomplished by the focus ring.
Performance
Focal Length 16 - 28mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View 107° - 76°
Minimum Focus Distance 11" (27.94 cm)
Magnification 0.19x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 15/13
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread None
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.54 x 5.25" (8.99 x 13.34 cm)
Weight 2.09 lb (950 g)
Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon
  • Front and Rear Lens Caps
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    TokinaAT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon
     
    4.6

    (based on 98 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (74)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (65)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (60)
    • Consistent output (49)
    • Durable (49)
    • Rugged (34)

    Cons

    • Heavy (38)
    • Slow focus (5)
    • Difficult to clean (3)
    • Lens flare (3)
    • No filters (3)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (75)
    • Low light (46)
    • Weddings (37)
    • Night photography (27)
    • Sports/action (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (33), Photo enthusiast (28), Pro photographer (21), Casual photographer (3)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Top Shelf Glass, I love this Tokina.

    Having switched to a full frame camera in the last year, subsequently selling off my DX lenses I was left with my Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII, and Nikon 50mm f/1.8....Read complete review

    Having switched to a full frame camera in the last year, subsequently selling off my DX lenses I was left with my Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII, and Nikon 50mm f/1.8. Those are fantastic lenses but leave a lot to be desired for ultra-wide work. I bought a Nikon 20mm f/2.8D on craigslist, and it was great for wide angle work, along with being a very short and small lens – easy to toss in your pocket and walk around with. The 20mm prime was however quite soft unless stopped down quite a ways and I found the autofocus didn't always hit the mark. I traded that lens for a Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G, which is a fun lens and has VR, yet it also is not as sharp as I wanted at wider apertures. One day at school another student who shoots Nikon asked to use my Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII for some studio work, I said yes provided he lend me his Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 in exchange. I fell in love with the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 immediately; as it produced sharp ultra-wide images while also being fast, and very capable in low light. The price tag associated with that lens was and is far out of my range currently, so it was placed on my internal wish list – knowing I'd probably never buy it. Enter Tokina. I have a Tokina 100mm f/2.8 Marco lens, and it's extremely well built, and produces fantastic images. Being 1 for 1 so far, I figured I would have a look at what Tokina has to offer in the ultra-wide category, to compete with Nikon's famed 14-24. I found the 16-28mm f/2.8 FX Pro lens, and began reading every single review, from every possible site I could find. It seems that the educated photographers favored this lens, and put it right on par with Nikon's 14-24. After some deliberation, and research I bought the Tokina. It is as I expected coming from my experience with the 100mm micro lens, extremely sturdy and well built. It's beautiful glass, and moreover it performs beyond my expectations. The autofocus is fast, and accurate, the only scary bit for me is not having a filter mounting ability – but I'm getting used to being more cautious with the business end. I read horror stories about back-focus issues, flare, and barrel distortion. I think some of those issues might be exacerbated by pilot-error frustrations, or bad in-camera settings. I have now used the Tokina in studio lighting, table-top photography lighting, outdoors in sunlight, and indoor with the usual trying lighting inside a home, or building. I have not seen any flare issues to speak of, and barrel distortion is just something you know will occur on any ultra-wide lens. With barrel distortion you either accept it and make it work to your advantage, or correct within lightroom, Aperture, etc. Sharpness is really what I want to cover, as this lens impressed me beyond my expectations. To use the popular photography term, this lens is tack sharp, I'd even go as far as razor sharp. Naturally it is sharpest at the focal point, and depending on how wide your aperture is it will soften out to the edges. The Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 FX PRO is my #1 wide lens, and possibly now my most used and favorite overall lens. I shoot motorsports, so my Nikon 70-200mm is the heavy hitter in that arena, but outside of that often stays in the bag. The Tokina 16-28mm is heavy, and rather large. Being that it is a ultra-wide lens if you are planning on using flash you will need to make use of a Speedlight, as you will get a huge lens shadow in the bottom of your frame where the barrel blocks the light from the pop-up flash. To cover some of the other bases that people worry about, the AF noise is not loud (to me). I don't know what super-silenced lenses people would compare it to bit it's much quieter than my older Nikon primes, so I don't notice it at all. There really is no bokeh with this lens, with the aperture wide open you just start to get out of focus look, not the pleasing bokeh of say the Nikon 50mm f/1.8 prime. The manual to autofocus switching done at the lens is simple, you slide the focus ring forward and backward to switch between modes. Unlike my Tokina 100mm Micro there is no reversed lens-hood, so it's no trouble switching back and forth on the fly. In summary the lens is outstanding, and extremely well priced for what you get. When I am using it I feel like I am using Nikkor Professional quality equipment. The build and performance met and exceeded my expectations since I wasn't able to afford another Nikkor Pro lens. The lens is heavy, and large, you will need to get used to that. I am 6'5" so it doesn't bother me much, but I could see how this lens on a FX body with a battery grip could be quite a stone to carry. All things to consider, but I'd say the added weight is well worth the resulting images you will capture with this fine piece of glass from Tokina.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Poor quality control

    I wanted to like this lens. I own a Tokina 12-24mm f4.0 that is one of the best lenses in my collection. Sharp, fast, robust, great IQ. That encouraged me to...Read complete review

    I wanted to like this lens. I own a Tokina 12-24mm f4.0 that is one of the best lenses in my collection. Sharp, fast, robust, great IQ. That encouraged me to buy the Tokina 16-18mm f2.8. What a disappointment! The sample I received was unacceptable and I had to return it. I am not talking about pixel-peep, target-photographing lack of sharpness. I use lenses professionally. The Tokina lens I received was visibly unsharp, showing a lot of chromatic aberration even at low magnification. It shouldn't have passed quality control. After that, I searched the web and discovered that mine was not an isolated case............ I hate the idea of buying two or three samples of a lens to keep one. We all lose with it - users and dealers. I wish I could say that is a problem with third-party lenses but last year I bought a Nikon 16-35 f.4.0 that was awful and had to be returned as well. Initially I dismissed this problem as message-board lore but now I know it is real. Lens manufacturers need to improve their quality control.

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    5.0

    Great Glass!

    By JactTPhotography

    from Denton, TX

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Photography

    Comments about Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon:

    This lens lives up to its reviews as being 98%+ as good as its Nikon counterpart. Service from B&H, as usual, was excellent.

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    5.0

    Great Lens

    By Ben the Photographer

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Photography

    Comments about Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon:

    I've only had this lens for a few weeks, but so far it is fantastic. I got it mainly for night photography and it preforms very well. Sharp from corner to corner even af f2.8, good colors, very wide angle of view. Yes there is a bit of distortion at 16mm, but almost none at 28mm. However with any rectilinear wide angle lens you will always get some distortion and it is not bad at all. It is heavy, but I have not found that an issue. Overall very nice lens.

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    3.0

    Best Price

    By Stanislav

    from Czech republic

    Comments about Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon:

    The lens in this price range was perfect. The lens have small problem with the sharpness.

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    5.0

    Worth every penny

    By unclemikey

    from Richmond VA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Built like a tank
    • Consistent Output
    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Rugged
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography
      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon:

      Considered sever UWA lenses for about a month. Asked around to my pro friends and ultimately if I was not going to purchase the Nikon 14-24 f2.8 everyone concluded to obtain the Tokina 16-28 f2.8 Pro FX. Very glad I did. I cannot imagine the Nikon being any sharper. For interior work this is a gem lens and 16mm on full frame is wide enough. Some distortion but any lens of this focal length will distort. So very sharp I would never consider using this tank for portraiture on any subject over the age of 18. Well built and functions very smoothly with fast AF and great contrast and color rendition. Save some money if you want and buy with confidence. I also have the Toking 11-17 DX and was very happy with that lens.

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      5.0

      Pleasantly surprised

      By JasonTheMeyer

      from Hickory, NC

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Slow Focus

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon:

      I bought the Tokina because I have been pleased with the brand in the past and it was certainly at a price point that I was comfortable with. I have used this lens for music performance shots as well as some architecture and it has performed outstandingly. Not as sharp around the edges as the Nikon equivalents I'm used to but easily fixed when stopped down. Great buy and I recommend this lens.

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      4.0

      Tokina 16-28 Review

      By Marc

      from Naples, FL

      Comments about Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon:

      Working with the Tokina AT-X 16-28mm lens has been a joy. It offers a nice crisp center and even stays quite crisp on the edges. The quality of this lens is fantastic, and it's price point is even better. I highly recommend this professional grade lens.

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      2.0

      Almost sharp all over

      By Ready4AZ

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

      • Mushy Corner
      • Mushy Upper-right Corner

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography
      • Sports/Action

      Comments about Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon:

      I received a new copy but sent it back for an exchange for another one. The first one I received was very soft (as in, complete mush - unusable) in the upper 15% or so of the right frame. This doesn't seem to be an uncommon problem with this lens. Another reviewer on a different site noted the exact same problem.

      I only experienced the problem for distant objects, like trees in a landscape photo. Up close, the problem wasn't as prevalent.

      Here's hoping the next copy I receive is a good one. It's too bad lenses still have to be as handmade as they are, and thus highly subject to manufacturing variations.

      Like others, I'm drawn to this lens because of the UWA focal length, and MUCH lower price than Nikon's closest offerings. I've already owned Nikon's 16-35 and had problems with all 4 corners being mushy at 16mm.

      From what I've seen from the rest of the frame, if I can get a good copy of this lens, then there truly is no need to buy Nikon's 14-24. The colors and sharpness that this lens is capable of is superb. It's just a matter of getting a good copy. And if my next one is good, I'll edit this rating to 5 starts, or leave a new 5 star review.

      ALSO!!! You may have read older reviews about the lens cap being flimsy and worthless for this lens. While that may have been true some time ago, Tokina has redesigned the lens cap. It's rock solid now, and blows away any lens cap Nikon makes for any lens. The new Tokina lens cap is hard plastic that goes deep over the front element and firmly locks into place. It makes Nikon's normal lens caps flimsy by comparison. Also, the "hood" is permanently attached. So don't go trying to pry it off :-)

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      5.0

      Top Shelf Glass, I love this Tokina.

      By Nick

      from San Diego, CA

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon:

      Having switched to a full frame camera in the last year, subsequently selling off my DX lenses I was left with my Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII, and Nikon 50mm f/1.8. Those are fantastic lenses but leave a lot to be desired for ultra-wide work. I bought a Nikon 20mm f/2.8D on craigslist, and it was great for wide angle work, along with being a very short and small lens – easy to toss in your pocket and walk around with. The 20mm prime was however quite soft unless stopped down quite a ways and I found the autofocus didn't always hit the mark. I traded that lens for a Nikon 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G, which is a fun lens and has VR, yet it also is not as sharp as I wanted at wider apertures. One day at school another student who shoots Nikon asked to use my Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII for some studio work, I said yes provided he lend me his Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 in exchange. I fell in love with the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 immediately; as it produced sharp ultra-wide images while also being fast, and very capable in low light. The price tag associated with that lens was and is far out of my range currently, so it was placed on my internal wish list – knowing I'd probably never buy it. Enter Tokina. I have a Tokina 100mm f/2.8 Marco lens, and it's extremely well built, and produces fantastic images. Being 1 for 1 so far, I figured I would have a look at what Tokina has to offer in the ultra-wide category, to compete with Nikon's famed 14-24. I found the 16-28mm f/2.8 FX Pro lens, and began reading every single review, from every possible site I could find. It seems that the educated photographers favored this lens, and put it right on par with Nikon's 14-24. After some deliberation, and research I bought the Tokina. It is as I expected coming from my experience with the 100mm micro lens, extremely sturdy and well built. It's beautiful glass, and moreover it performs beyond my expectations. The autofocus is fast, and accurate, the only scary bit for me is not having a filter mounting ability – but I'm getting used to being more cautious with the business end. I read horror stories about back-focus issues, flare, and barrel distortion. I think some of those issues might be exacerbated by pilot-error frustrations, or bad in-camera settings. I have now used the Tokina in studio lighting, table-top photography lighting, outdoors in sunlight, and indoor with the usual trying lighting inside a home, or building. I have not seen any flare issues to speak of, and barrel distortion is just something you know will occur on any ultra-wide lens. With barrel distortion you either accept it and make it work to your advantage, or correct within lightroom, Aperture, etc. Sharpness is really what I want to cover, as this lens impressed me beyond my expectations. To use the popular photography term, this lens is tack sharp, I'd even go as far as razor sharp. Naturally it is sharpest at the focal point, and depending on how wide your aperture is it will soften out to the edges. The Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 FX PRO is my #1 wide lens, and possibly now my most used and favorite overall lens. I shoot motorsports, so my Nikon 70-200mm is the heavy hitter in that arena, but outside of that often stays in the bag. The Tokina 16-28mm is heavy, and rather large. Being that it is a ultra-wide lens if you are planning on using flash you will need to make use of a Speedlight, as you will get a huge lens shadow in the bottom of your frame where the barrel blocks the light from the pop-up flash. To cover some of the other bases that people worry about, the AF noise is not loud (to me). I don't know what super-silenced lenses people would compare it to bit it's much quieter than my older Nikon primes, so I don't notice it at all. There really is no bokeh with this lens, with the aperture wide open you just start to get out of focus look, not the pleasing bokeh of say the Nikon 50mm f/1.8 prime. The manual to autofocus switching done at the lens is simple, you slide the focus ring forward and backward to switch between modes. Unlike my Tokina 100mm Micro there is no reversed lens-hood, so it's no trouble switching back and forth on the fly. In summary the lens is outstanding, and extremely well priced for what you get. When I am using it I feel like I am using Nikkor Professional quality equipment. The build and performance met and exceeded my expectations since I wasn't able to afford another Nikkor Pro lens. The lens is heavy, and large, you will need to get used to that. I am 6'5" so it doesn't bother me much, but I could see how this lens on a FX body with a battery grip could be quite a stone to carry. All things to consider, but I'd say the added weight is well worth the resulting images you will capture with this fine piece of glass from Tokina.

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      5.0

      Great lens--Just Great!

      By Bobby G

      from Blairstown, N.J.

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon:

      Perfect for landscape and lots else.

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      2.0

      Meh

      By Stwo

      from NYC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Slow Focus

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon:

          Super heavy, shoots very slow. Not nearly as clear & crisp as I'd like.

          I'll be returning it this week.

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          5.0

          Another homerun from Tokina Pro FX lense

          By Khoalety

          from Ann Arbor, MI

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Photography

          Comments about Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon:

          Up to now I only purchased Nikon lenses; I wish I discovered the Tokina Pro FX series sooner. I bought 2 Tokina lenses back to back in 2 months, macro 105mm f2.8 another awesome lens. The price is less than 1/3 of a Nikon and made in Japan which made it even sweeter. Anyway, this lens is extreme sharp in all range. A little heavy but it's balanced to hold. I see what others said about flare at 16mm but I love to give the pictures more dramatic feel. 16mm alone is something else. It makes anything larger than life. :) My only complaint is that the colors is too dull. I have to use the vivid mode to spice the colors up a tad or enhance during post process. It's no big deal! I'm not sure what Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 would give you at around $ but I won't bother checking it out because I'm happy with this lens.

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          4.0

          Nice lens, great price

          By Stephs2125

          from Michigan

          Comments about Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon:

          I really like this lens. I don't use it a lot because it's not often that I need to shoot with a wide angle but whenever I do I am more than pleased with the quality this lens delivers. Images are sharp and crisp. Of course on the extreme wide end there is some vignetting, but I can fix that in post with ease. It feels well made and I'm very happy with it.

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          4.0

          Great lens

          By Magplatt

          from México

          Comments about Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon:

          I have been using just nikon lenses, and decided to give a chance to tokina, i'm very happy with it, it works better Than i thought, the only think i didnt like so much is the weight, this one is heavier Than the one from nikon

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          5.0

          Excellent wide angle lens great price

          By The L/T

          from New York

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Photography
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon:

          Before a purchase this lens from b&h i rent both the Nikon 14-24mm and The Tokina 16-28mm I Tested both lenses extenible (focus speed,sharpnes,lens distortion,built qualityand feature) and to be honest I can not justify the fact That Nikon in 3 times more Expensive other than the weather seal on the nikon and the fact that is 14mm on the wide angle there was not different between the 2 lenses so I choose the tokina and after having the len for 3 month now i will choose the tokina again...

          Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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          4.0

          Better Than the Competion and Costs Less

          By joer

          from Northern Illinois

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon:

          Very sharp, focuses fast. Flair well controls.

          Big front element prevent use of filters.

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          5.0

          Awesome lens

          By Justin

          from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Nice Bokeh
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Difficult to Clean
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Photography

          Comments about Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon:

          Wanted a UWA FX lens for Nikon without breaking the bank. After ~6 months of use, I am very happy with it and it is one of my favorite lenses on my Nikon D800.The lens is HEAVY. Solid build quality from Japan. Very sharp even at f/2.8. I am very pleased with the lens overall.That being said, there are a few minor issues:1) No easy way to use filters. I am seriously considering the WonderPana 145 System (~$- ) to overcome this problem.2) The lens cap isn't the greatest of quality and can easily come off. 3) The bulbous lens doesn't allow filters and it is a bit trickier to clean than a conventional lens. 4) The AF-MF clutch is also somewhat clunky. I prefer the AF-MF switches on Nikon much more than this mechanism.

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          5.0

          Excellent wide angle lens great price

          By Michael Photography

          from New York

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon:

            Before a purchase this lens from b&h i rent both the Nikon 14-24mm and The Tokina 16-28mm I Tested both lenses extenible (focus speed,sharpnes,lens distortion,built qualityand feature) and to be honest I can not justify the fact That Nikon in 3 times more Expensive other than the weather seal on the nikon and the fact that is 14mm on the wide angle there was not different between the 2 lenses so I choose the tokina and after having the len for 3 month now i will choose the tokina again...

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            5.0

            Solid Lens

            By Cash

            from Austin, TX

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Heavy
            • No filter option

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography
            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon:

            So far it's been a dream to shoot with. I rented a similar version and fell in love with the smoothness of the mechanics. Focus and zoom ring are dreamy and smooth. I have shot directly into the sun and there was a small amount of flare...but duh it was on purpose. Any lens will flare directly into the sun. Turn it a few degrees away and you're golden.I've used it on a few shoots now and the biggest con is weight. It's a heavy piece of kit. However, the quality is worth it. I cannot compare to the big boy 14-24mm Nikon but I did shoot the 16-35 F/4 and I got similar images. Costs about $ less right now. Overall, solid build, great mechanics and optics, and solid price point.You cannot use filters on this lens. If filters are in your workflow then you will need a separate adapter and slide in filters that are very expensive. The adapter is over $ US and filters are just as much.

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            5.0

            Fun lens

            By Ryan

            from Menifee Ca.

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Macro Photography
              • Night Photography
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon:

              first pictures today. Liking.

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              5.0

              So far so good

              By Pcbrown

              from Adrian Michigan

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              Pros

              • Consistent Output

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Nikon:

                And I didn't have to spend a fortune. Only used a little but seems sharp and colors look great. I use mostly Nikon Lens but decided to give this Tokina a try and Im glad I did.

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