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Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon Mount

You Pay: $479.00
Product Highlights
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Designed for Cameras with APS-C Sensors
  • Internal Focusing AF Motor
  • One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism
  • Two Aspheric Lens Elements
  • Two Super-Low Dispersion Lens Elements
  • Multi-Layer Coating
  • 77mm Filter Thread

The AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon Mount by Tokina is an ultra-wide angle autofocus zoom lens with a fast constant f/2.8 maximum aperture. The AT-X 116 PRO DX-II lens is designed for digital cameras with APS-C-size CMOS or CCD sensors. Its angle of view ranges from 104-84° and it can focus as close as 11.8". Nine diaphragm blades help to produce soft out-of-focus backgrounds while two Super-Low Dispersion glass elements and two aspheric elements help to achieve excellent contrast, sharpness and minimal chromatic aberration. As an update to their AT-X 116 PRO DX, Tokina has improved the multi-layer coatings to minimize light reflection and improve optical performance. The PRO DX-II has an internal focusing motor which is ideal if shooting video with your digital camera.

Tokina's One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism allows the photographer to switch between autofocus and manual focus with a simple push of the focus ring. Snapping it forward into autofocus and back into manual focus is all that needs be done, there's no need to adjust the AF/MF switch on the camera body.

A constant f/2.8 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light situations and also aids in creating a shallow depth of field.
An internal focusing motor allows for smoother focus transitions and is ideal for shooting video with your digital camera.
Two Super-Low Dispersion glass elements and two aspheric elements, as well as improved multi-coating, achieve excellent sharpness and contrast and reduce aberrations.
The One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism offers a simple switch from manual focus to autofocus and back again. The focus ring snaps forward for AF and back for MF. It's operable with one hand and eliminates the need to switch from AF to MF on the camera body.
Performance
Focal Length 11 - 16mm
Comparable APS-C 1.6x Focal Length: 17.6 - 25.6 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF-S
Format Compatibility Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View 104° - 84°
Minimum Focus Distance 11.81" (30 cm)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:12
Elements/Groups 13/11
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Front:77 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.31 x 3.51" (84 x 89.2 mm)
Weight 1.21 lb (550 g)
Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon Mount
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    TokinaAT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon Mount
     
    4.6

    (based on 105 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (72)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (52)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (50)
    • Consistent output (49)
    • Durable (40)
    • Easily interchangeable (38)

    Cons

    • Heavy (12)
    • Slow focus (8)
    • Blurry focus (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (78)
    • Low light (50)
    • Night photography (41)
    • Video (30)
    • Weddings (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (41), Semi-pro photographer (26), Casual photographer (10), Pro photographer (9), Photography student (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (85)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Awesomeness

    I live n Alaska and have rented this lens a few times from my local camera store. I finely broke down and bought 2!!!! I use them for photographing the northern lights....Read complete review

    I live n Alaska and have rented this lens a few times from my local camera store. I finely broke down and bought 2!!!! I use them for photographing the northern lights. They are the only lens I have found that has the super wide angle I need with the fast 2.8. If you are looking for a sweet fast wide angle lens I would most defiantly recommend this lens. And I have to my fellow aurora photographer friends.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    A disappointment

    I read many great reviews of the Tokina 11-16 and decided to buy this lens. The lens appears well made; it looks and feels solid. I was satisfied with the sharpness of...Read complete review

    I read many great reviews of the Tokina 11-16 and decided to buy this lens. The lens appears well made; it looks and feels solid. I was satisfied with the sharpness of the lens at f2.8. But I was very disappointed by the severe chromatic aberration. The Canon 18-135 STM kit lens is effectively free of CA at 18mm, the Tokina has ugly purple fringing. Perhaps this is a bad lens. Or perhaps the 'in camera' lens correction available with a Canon camera/lens combination makes buying a Canon lens a more attractive proposition.I bought this lens primarily to try out astrophotography, and as a general use ultra wide lens. The CA on my lens is so disappointing I'm going to return it. I will probably rethink my ideas about astrophotography and look at lenses like the inexpensive canon 10-18 STM which has image stabilization and a completely silent autofocus (but a poor maximum aperture and plastic construction), or the Canon 10-22 F3.5 (although I've read some bad things about it), or maybe even the Sigma 8-16.

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    5.0

    Exactly what I wanted

    By AB3

    from Hillsboro, OR

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Nice Bokeh
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video

      Comments about Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon Mount:

      Clean, sharp, and looks great on my 7D. Solid feel and build. Aesthetically it has a solid picture. Purchased specifically to ride my gimbal and so far it is amazing. I have yet to find something I do not like.

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      5.0

      Great for Landscapes

      By Sal

      from Palm Springs, CA

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Bokeh Little To None

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon Mount:

      Great landscape to sky ration fits nicely in frame. Lens distortion can easily be corrected in Lightroom. At 2.8 it's great for night photography, can't wait for Milky Way season.

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      4.0

      Cant go wrong.

      By Red Chalice

      from new jersey

      Comments about Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon Mount:

      needed a wide angle for my GH4/speedbooster combo. First tried the rokinon 26mm T2.2 but returned it due to distortion in the center of the image at high Tstops.

      Exchanged for the tokina and like it so far. With the speedbooster, the fstop can go as low as 2.0 and is sharp all around (no distortion).

      i'd recommend for abyone needing a decently priced wide angle for their cameras. God Bless the US

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      5.0

      Awesome lens

      By Steve the photographer

      from E. Hardwick VT

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography

        Comments about Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon Mount:

        Great lens I use it mainly for night photography

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        5.0

        very good product

        By cipu

        from Chicago

        Comments about Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon Mount:

        Love this lens. You can feel the quality for the first time you open the box. Really good pictures.

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        4.0

        Great lens for a reasonable price

        By farmbowee

        from Thompson, Manitoba, Canada

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Easily Manually Focused
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Softening Of Outer Edges

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography

        Comments about Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon Mount:

        I use the lens to take photos of Aurora Borealis. It really works well. It takes great star shots and the Aurora is nothing short of fantastic. Their is however a little softening around the outer areas of the photo and a small amount of distortion of the stars. The colors are vibrant and the lens is very easy to use and focus even after dark without the aid of artificial light.

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        5.0

        Great Lens

        By Cinema Art Studios

        from Antelope, CA

        About Me 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
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon Mount:

        So I bought this for my canon 60D and it turns out great for my glide-cam configuration. Ive had this item for the past week now and really cant say anything bad about it, super wide lens, great addition to my lenses, and the price? Beyond affordable compared to L Glass.

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        4.0

        World of Wide

        By David

        from Iowa

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon Mount:

          Has given me the new world of wide to learn. So far I really enjoy the lens. Fast, solid build, sharp. It is all about what you want the lens to do for you, and so far it has done it.

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          5.0

          Great Lens!!

          By Flat

          from Lubbock, Texas

          Comments about Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon Mount:

          My wife purchased this lens for my Bday and it is awesome! We recently travelled to Jamaica where i was able to shoot a variety of stunning landscapes and seascapes. It is amazing in low light situations and the depth of field capabilities are incredible. B&H is a fantastic place!! Great buy!

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          4.0

          Good, but a bit slow...

          By Don Ashley

          from Florida

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Slow Focus

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon Mount:

          Shooting real estate I like using wide angles - I also needed a lens that allowed more light. The AT-X 116 seems to be a well manufactured lens but compared to my Canon lens, it's very slow to automatically focus...but when it does, it's a nice picture.

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          5.0

          Solid and fun wide angle lens!

          By Mike

          from Ulricehamn, Sweden

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast
          • Good range
          • Sharp
          • Well built

          Cons

          • "only" 11mm
          • Fairly Large Filter Diame
          • Filter Diameter
          • Prone To Flares

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon Mount:

          A well built, fast and fun lens to shoot with. For the price paid it really can't be beat. Sure, it could've gone further than 11mm but it's plenty wide still.

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          4.0

          Great lens for the price point

          By Lterry01

          from Houston, TX

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Nice wide angle
          • Okay In Low-light
          • Pretty Good F-stop
          • Quick Focus
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • A bit heavy
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon Mount:

          I love this lens for the price. I've owned it for a couple weeks now and just playing around with it inside of my dorm room is a blast. I gave it 4 stars because nothing is perfect. Great for film and landscape photography.It does get soft around the edges when you're zoomed out at 11mm, but it isn't that noticeable. Also, f2.8 is okay, but you can't get a super wide angle lens with lower than f2.8 without spending over $. What I like is that this lens has continuous aperture, so when you're at 11mm, f2.8 and you zoom in to 16mm, the image doesn't become darker (unlike the kit lens).Also, surprisingly quick auto focus if you're into that.Anyway, I love this lens. The focus ring and zoom ring are super smooth. I highly recommend this lens.

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          5.0

          Great Lens for the money

          By Roland

          from Cottage B&B at Cape Breton Island

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon Mount:

          first Tokina lens I ever owned, positive surprise, great lens for the money,well-built, ultra-wide angle lens that has very good overall image quality, but it is definitely not a general purpose lens for most people, but a great for landscape and macro photography, The main purpose I bought it for was photography of buildings and inside rooms. But in the meantime I love it for landscape photos. much less perspective-distortion as expected, under some conditions I noticed almost nothing, the rest I could fix with Photoshop CS6 easily,I would definitely buy it again! Thanks for the advice from Alex (…....) in the B&H Sales TeamRegards from Roland at Cape Breton Cottage B&B

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          5.0

          Service 110% delivery 120% Lens 100%

          By Bobo

          from Queensland Australia

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon Mount:

            I found this lens to be evertyhing and more than advertised,a Canon user/ amateu for 50 years I bought the lens my pension could afford.
            I will recommech B&H to everyone
            regards from Australia Robert

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            5.0

            Great lens for astrophotography.

            By Craig

            from Greensboro, NC

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography

            Comments about Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon Mount:

            The clarity on this lens exceeds others that I've purchased. The wide angel is wide enough to not be a fisheye, and having just a tad bit of zoom from 11mm to 16mm is helpful in some cases. The f/2.8 is great for astrophotography.

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            5.0

            Awesome Lens

            By Ryan

            from LA

            Comments about Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon Mount:

            Just shot a music video using this lens the whole time. The quailty of the picture is amazing with this lens.

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            5.0

            Great lens!

            By Surfer Mike

            from Carolina Beach, NC.

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Night Photography
              • Real Estate photography

              Comments about Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon Mount:

              I debated between this lens and the Canon 10-22 and I have no regrets. This is the second Tokina lens I've purchased and I'm very impressed with the build quality as well as the sharpness of their glass! My primary justification for buying this lens was to use it for real estate photography. I've already used it to shoot 3 houses and I'm very happy with the way it performed! It's a fast ultra wide angle lens at f2.8 which will also come in handy for surfing in my water housing.

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              5.0

              Great lens at a great price!

              By Sheila Dee

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus

              Cons

              • Lens Creep

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon Mount:

              I'm really enjoying using this lens. It is fast and allows a lot of light in. I've been using the lens for two weeks and it is now my go to lens.

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              5.0

              Incredible

              By Thor

              from Pittsburgh, Pa

              Comments about Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon Mount:

              I picked this lens up because I was in great need of a wide. I was Leary at first because I felt it may be too fisheye at 11. I got this on a 7D and was stunned. It is an incredible lens! Barely could even tell there was any fisheye at all at its widest.

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              5.0

              Great Lens

              By DCMJensen

              from Clinton, WA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens for Canon Mount:

                I've only had it for a few days. Enjoying the wide angle option and the f/2.8 aperture. Gives me great flexibility in how I want to set my shutter speed for photos taken in the evening. Much better price than the Canon 10-22mm.

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