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Tokina11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs
 
4.7

(based on 473 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (339)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (121)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (293)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (262)
  • Durable (250)
  • Consistent output (227)
  • Easily interchangeable (167)

Cons

  • Heavy (91)
  • Slow focus (25)
  • Tough to attach (12)
  • Blurry focus (7)
  • Poor in low light (6)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (334)
  • Low light (224)
  • Video (172)
  • Night photography (145)
  • Weddings (130)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (137), Semi-pro photographer (116), Pro photographer (67), Casual photographer (46), Enthusiast (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (333), Yes (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Always Mounted

I originally purchased this lens for real estate work. The ultra wide angle and the fast 2.8 aperture were ideal for capturing the tight shooting conditions that homes have to offer. Little did I...Read complete review

I originally purchased this lens for real estate work. The ultra wide angle and the fast 2.8 aperture were ideal for capturing the tight shooting conditions that homes have to offer. Little did I know upon purchasing this lens, I would be using it for more than real estate. Having it in my bag at a motocross shoot, I decided to give a shot. Motocross isn't the easiest sport to shoot considering the fast paced action. Paired with a 7D I was a amazed at how quickly and accurately this lens focused for being a 3rd party lens. Not only did the focus outperform expectations, I was delighted with the color, everything popped, which is ideal when you capture landscape, sky and the rider. I have a also used this lens for many mountain bike shoots only to be impressed with similar results. The construction is different than Canon brand lenses, but it still feels just as durable. The only noticeable characteristic that some may consider a con is the autofocus noise. It is noticeable, but not enough to turn down this performance lens. It is nearly half the price of a Canon brand equivalent, so I never expected it to be on par with the name brand yet it performs and keeps performing. The switch between autofocus is neat and convenient. To engage autofocus, you simply push the focus ring toward the front of the lens and to engage manual focus you pull it toward the camera body. If you are looking for an ultra wide on a budget, this is the way to go! So impressed that this lens is always mounted to either of my bodies because I always find a use for it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Painfully soft

I spent HOURS trying to decide between this and the Canon 10-22. I wanted the sharpest lens in this price bracket. I first got the Canon and got sharpness similar to my normal...Read complete review

I spent HOURS trying to decide between this and the Canon 10-22. I wanted the sharpest lens in this price bracket. I first got the Canon and got sharpness similar to my normal zoom lens (18-200mm). I was hoping for better so I ordered the Tokina 11-16 and did a side by side comparison at 11mm and 16mm at 3.5 and 4.5 respectivly. The center sharpness was about the same, but the edges on the Tokina shot were ridiculously soft. No comparison. I wish I had back all the time I wasted on considering this lens.

Also the Tokina is considerably heavier and the zoom ring rotates the reverse directions that Canon users are used to.

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5.0

Best Wide Angle Lens Ever!!!

By Ewick

from Las Vegas

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Night Photography

    Comments about Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs:

    After a lot of research, I picked up this lens for use with my Canon 7D and I am impressed!!. So far, I 've used it for flawless astrophotography and interior wide angle shots that are super sharp. Get it, you won't regret it!!!

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    5.0

    Great lens

    By Kebuild

    from Durham, North Carolina

    Comments about Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs:

    Lens is very sharp. Very pleased

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    5.0

    Great for landscapes!

    By Mark G.

    from Miami, FL

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs:

        I use this lens for wide angle landscape shooting. I was a bit reluctant to purchase this lens as I had previously only owned Canon and Sigma lenses but the bargain price and many good reviews convinced me.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent buy for the buck

        By Steve the Night catcher

        from East Hardwick, VT

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro Photography
        • Night Photography

        Comments about Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs:

        I love this lens, it's been on my camera ever since it came out of the box. I have used it mostly for my night photography and it's incredible not really anything bad about it other than it is a bit on the heavy side. I would and have recommended it to my photography friends.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great lens with my 7d

        By Leo

        from Miramar Beach FL

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Video

          Comments about Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs:

          I use the lens for architectural shooting

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          • No

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          4.0

          a nice wide angle lens.

          By vicpop

          from Fallsington, PA

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Photography

            Comments about Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs:

            was looking for a nice wide angle lens for astrophotography and this fit the bill. from the little that i've used it its a great lens for the price.

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            4.0

            Quality for the price.

            By Alex C

            from Minneapolis

            Comments about Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs:

            The only complaint is that the build feels a bit cheap but for the price its an amazing lens. Perfect for my 60d's frame. The focus ring doubles as the switch for auto/manual focus which is a cool design but I think it could be executed slightly better. I love it though and it adds a much needed wide angle to my glass collection.

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            5.0

            The best APS-C Wide Angle Lens

            By Fabriccio Diaz #INDESCRIPTIBLE

            from Guatemala City

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Aps-c Lens With F2
            • Durable
            • Powerful Aperture F28
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs:

            The only thing that I want to say about this great lens is that it has worked really well for me. I'm a landscape photographer and I would like to recommend this producto to anyone (Professionals and Amateurs)Don't take the newest version of this lens because there's the II version. This one is made of metal. It's better. Thanks for your time and be sure to add this lens to your equipment, you won't regret as I did.

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            5.0

            Great!

            By pausephoto

            from NC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Video

              Comments about Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs:

              I love this lens. Sharp, great for video, just an all around great lens for the money. Heavy and solid.

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              5.0

              Great lens!

              By Victor

              from Chicago

              Comments about Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs:

              Great lens for landscape pictures and videos.

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              4.0

              Great wide angle lens at a great price!

              By d$

              from vail,co

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Automanual Focus Switch

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Video

              Comments about Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs:

              This is a great wide angle lens for both photography and video use. I am very pleased with the quality of the images and the build quality of this lens. My only issues is with the auto focus and manual focus switch on the lens itself. It is a little weird and find myself sometimes moving it in and out of manual/auto focus unintentionally. Other than that I would highly recommend this lens to anybody shooting with a crop sensor camera.

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              5.0

              Great wide angle lens - f2.8 all the way

              By jackal4893

              from Waikoloa Hi

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery

                Comments about Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs:

                The 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs by Tokina meets my needs exactly for a wide angle lens. I really like the f2.8 through out the zoom range,The photos are great quality. I am happy with my purchase.

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                5.0

                Great image, decent price!

                By Digital Street Productions

                from El Paso, Tx

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs:

                      Great build, beautiful images, quick switch between AF/MF

                      I would like a bit more play on the focus ring in Manual mode, but not bad!

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                      5.0

                      Excellent lens for the price

                      By Bizzle

                      from Anchorage, AK

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs:

                        I bought this lens for aurora and landscaping pics. It's very easy to use. I have not removed the lens hood yet because I have not figured out how to do it. I feel like I may break something if I do. I'll keep it on, since I heard that wide angle lenses tend to have glares if you remove the hood. Switching from manual to auto focus is super easy. I'm really happy with my purchase.

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                        5.0

                        Low light master

                        By Cip Cinema

                        from Fort Collins, CO

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Nice Bokeh

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs:

                        If you're looking for a wide view and good low light performance this is it. The F2.8 aperture gives this a big lead on most other wide lenses. Though it is a tad heavy, it's a small compromise for the quality that this lens will give you.

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                        5.0

                        A++++

                        By Bizzy Rakkoon

                        from Montclair N.J

                        Comments about Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs:

                        This is best lens for video hands down. Also , this lens is great at landscape photos.

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                        5.0

                        Great Lens for the Money

                        By J Lis

                        from Virginia Beach, Virginia

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs:

                          I use this lens not only for photography but mainly for DSLR video. Works beautifully! It is a bit noisy but that really doesn't effect me in any way. It doesn't flare bad at all and it doesn't distort my images. It's focus speed is adequate but I only use auto focus to lock in on subject then I switch it to MF. For the price, this is a wonderful wide angle lens.

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                          4.0

                          Muy bueno en video

                          By Mario Castro

                          from Japan

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight
                          • Nice Bokeh
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Blurry Focus
                          • Slow Focus

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs:

                          Compre este lente básicamente para video, algo que hago de forma profesional con camaras DSRL, especialmente con una Canon 7D.Por el factor de recorte de una APS (7D) ya que no uso camaras full frame, este lente me da una amplitud de campo espectacular en sitios cerrados o pequeños donde debo grabar.En exteriores funciona aun mejor porque le da un efecto increíble a las imágenes. Con este lente he grabado en interiores, exteriores, entrevistas, desfiles, practicamente de todo.Por ultimo, como es un 2.8, es bastante claro para tomar nocturnas o con poca luz.Una cosa que veo en contra, es que a la hora de enfocar a veces no se ve muy nítido en la pantalla de la cámara, pero cuando veo lo que grabe (Play), la imagn se ve nítida, asi que es cuestión de acostumbrarse y agarrarle el truco.Una cosa mas, como lo uso en video, siempre lo manejo en manual, pero me parece que es un poco lento a la hora de enfocar. No muy lento pero si un poquito. En fin, yo no le veo problema a eso porque no es un lente para deportes por ejemplo, que tiene que ser muy rápido, asi que no lo consideraría un problema.

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                          5.0

                          real good. definitely worth the money

                          By leonardoratti

                          from san jose, ca

                          About Me Photography Student

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs:

                            great lens for most situation. really like it to take sport photos

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                            5.0

                            Great wide angle lens for APS-C

                            By KevinECSP

                            from Seattle, WA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight
                            • Nice Bokeh

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs:

                              I use this lens for landscapes and for car shows. Works great for car shows when there's not a lot of room to work with between cars, also good for wide angle shots of the entire show. Fast aperture works well in low light.

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