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

Price: $525.00
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Offer ends: NOV 3 '14

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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 93 reviews)

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    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (46)
    • Strong construction (46)
    • Consistent output (43)
    • Durable (35)
    • Easily interchangeable (34)

    Cons

    • Heavy (10)
    • Slow focus (7)
    • Blurry focus (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (70)
    • Low light (45)
    • Night photography (34)
    • Video (25)
    • Weddings (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (38), Semi-pro photographer (23), Casual photographer (8), Pro photographer (8), Photography student (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (77)

    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

     

    Please... FOCUS

    I mounted my new Tokina 11-16mm on my Canon 7D for landscapes, however its autofocus seems like hit and miss. For indoors, it misses autofocus many times. Images are very blurry...Read complete review

    I mounted my new Tokina 11-16mm on my Canon 7D for landscapes, however its autofocus seems like hit and miss. For indoors, it misses autofocus many times. Images are very blurry (unfocused, NOT because of shakiness) For me f/2.8 will not be really useful for day light/indoor because it produces soft images unless I am taking picture of close up objects (not a right lens for close ups anyway) At f/5.6, the images are still bit soft for my liking and at f/8, images are good, but THAT IS f/8!! I can't handhold this unless I get a tripod.

    However, thankfully Tokina's build quality is much better than Canon's offering angle options. This lens is light years better than 10-18 for build quality.

    I bought mine strictly for night star trails and overall night photography. Capturing those galaxies and star trails are thing that I am most interested in. So, that is why I got f/2.8 wide angle lens.

    Also, don't forget the autofocus is bit noise on 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

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    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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          5.0

          Great lens and great service.

          By Jim

          from Nebraska

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

          I took a long time before I chose the Tokina 11 - 16 mm lens. I have only had it a few weeks, but it has performed well. I plan to do landscape photography and am going on a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park in September. I am looking forward to seeing the images from that trip. B & H was very prompt in getting me the product in a very protected package. I would recommend this product to other s wanting a good wide angle mini zoom lens.

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          3.0

          Please... FOCUS

          By ABEEEE

          from Vancouver, B.C. CANADA

          About Me Photography Student

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Blurry Focus
          • noisy AutoFocus

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Photography
          • Sports/Action
          • Video

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

          I mounted my new Tokina 11-16mm on my Canon 7D for landscapes, however its autofocus seems like hit and miss. For indoors, it misses autofocus many times. Images are very blurry (unfocused, NOT because of shakiness) For me f/2.8 will not be really useful for day light/indoor because it produces soft images unless I am taking picture of close up objects (not a right lens for close ups anyway) At f/5.6, the images are still bit soft for my liking and at f/8, images are good, but THAT IS f/8!! I can't handhold this unless I get a tripod.

          However, thankfully Tokina's build quality is much better than Canon's offering angle options. This lens is light years better than 10-18 for build quality.

          I bought mine strictly for night star trails and overall night photography. Capturing those galaxies and star trails are thing that I am most interested in. So, that is why I got f/2.8 wide angle lens.

          Also, don't forget the autofocus is bit noise on this lens.

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          5.0

          Great Lens

          By Jake

          from Edwardsville, IL

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Excellent picture quality
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Good quality
          • Strong Construction

          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:

            I've been using this lens for about a month now and I couldn't be happier. The lens was bigger and heavier than I thought, but overall it's a good walk around lens. The auto-focus is fast for my standards and pretty accurate. Switching between manual and auto focus is easy and the included lens hood is a plus. Always had this lens on my camera during my recent Colorado vacation and this lens is perfect for landscape photography. This lens is always great for astrophotography as the f2.8 let's you capture the night sky and the Milky Way with ease.

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            3.0

            Disappointing lens

            By BearUK

            from Palm Springs CA

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

                  For me, the Tokina 11-16 F2.8 is disappointing. I bought it because for the combination of benefits; the fast constant f2.8, the 'ultra' wide angle, and the ability to add a filter. Unfortunately at f2.8 I find the level of chromatic aberration unacceptably poor with severe purple fringing. Yes, everyone says 'you can correct this in software', but I prefer to have the best image I can 'in camera'. I've decided to return this and try the Canon 10-22. Yes, I will loose the constant f2.8 aperture but I'll gain a more useable zoom range. I'm hoping the in camera lens correction profile will offer superior quality images and the Canon 10-22 takes the same size filters as the Tokina. Another benefit to the Canon is that the Tokina zoom ring works the opposite way to Canon lenses which is a slight inconvenience. I'm sure for many people the Tokina is a fine lens, but I wasn't impressed.

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                  5.0

                  ANOTHER HOME RUN FROM B&H !

                  By Baby Grand

                  from The Mississippi Delta

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • NONE

                  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:

                  The Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16 mm ultra wide zoom is spectacular for astrophotography, landscapes, architectural shots, anything that needs a wide open view, and the f/2.8 aperature sucks in the light, allowing lower ISO and less digital noise, especially for long exposure night sky shots. And as always, B&H has great service, good prices and speedy delivery. Never had a bad experience with B&H Photo !!!

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                  4.0

                  Great lens!!!

                  By Cwreenactor1861

                  from Missouri

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

                  I have had the lens for a week and love it soo far. Just have to be careful shooting or it looks like the person is stretched out .

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                  5.0

                  This is the lens I would buy again

                  By BRIAN

                  from NJ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  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 have used this lens on my Canon Rebel XT for a few weeks now.I purchased it to get a different perspective from my other lenses,which are the 18-55mm that came with the camera,and a 55-250mm zoom lens.A friend let me use his Tokina before I just had to have my own.Not one regret!!

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                    5.0

                    Love my new lens

                    By JeffSoko

                    from Detroit

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

                    This is my 4th lens purchase. I own the Canon 40mm 2.8, the 85mm 1.8, and I had owned the 75-300 3.5. This is my first wide angle lens for an SLR and I love it. I am using it with a 1.6 crop factor and it is more than wide enough for shooting anything. You get a small amount of vignetting at 11mm but it goes away as soon as 12mm.

                    Overall the lens has a sturdy build. It has a nice weight but can sometimes feel awkward or off balance at times. I really like how the lens toggles between auto and manual focus. All it takes is pulling or pushing the front of the lens.

                    The lens produces beautiful images. Color is vibrant with a nice contrast. It's easy to get very sharp images with this lens.

                    The lens is physically large enough and so optically wide that using the on camera flash will result in images with a shadow created by the lens. Worth mentioning, but you probably shouldn't be shooting with the on camera flash anyways.

                    Overall, for the money, this lens is incredible. I spent a lot of time searching for a wide angle in my budget and I couldn't be happier with my decision.

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                    3.0

                    A disappointment

                    By BearUK

                    from Palm Springs CA

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                      Cons

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

                          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

                          wide angle lens for Canon

                          By Diane from the OBX

                          from Currituck, NC

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

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

                            Great lens! I was looking for a lens that would enable me to photograph room interiors and cover wide angles. This lens is perfect! It does a great job without me having to pay a high price!

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                            4.0

                            So far so good

                            By HG

                            from Arizona

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • F28
                            • Fast Auto-Focus
                            • Nice Lens Cap

                            Cons

                            • Blurry Focus Occationally

                            Best Uses

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

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

                            I bought this for my Canon T2i. It works great, The auto-focus is fast but once a while it can't focus correctly, not sure why but if I can find ways to work around it, I am sure others can as well.

                            I was debating whether to get Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 or Canon's 10-22mm F/3.5-4.5. I really wish to get the 10mm feature but ultimately decide that F/2.8 works better for me at night.

                            Other review pointed out the "soft corner" effect but that doesn't bother me too much.

                            Overall, I like it, but it's still not perfect.

                            This one comes with lens hood...and I found it unnecessary, so I probably paid a few more bucks for something that I don't need.

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                            3.0

                            not sure about this lens

                            By Goran

                            from New York

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                            Cons

                            • Blurry Focus

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery

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

                            Just purchased it recently, it looks good, but:

                            - night time cityscapes, long exposure, not super sharp compared to my Canon 50mm 1.4
                            Manual focus is OK but, most of the time when I try to sharpen the picture (night cityscape), I can't sharpen it enough
                            - daytime photos are nice (cars, landscape, buildings)
                            - the lens is fast, autofocus a bit noisy but nothing bad
                            - when shooting people, keep them close to the middle, otherwise they say "oh.. I don't look good on this picture" :) yes, it will distort them

                            Would I buy this lens again? I don't know.. I'd like to try Canon 10-22mm. I had a very high expectations for this Tokina and I'm a bit dissapointed
                            I'm not saying it's a bad lens, no, but, it's not perfect too

                            To be fair, I need to play with this lens more and do more testing. So far, I'm not really happy with it.

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