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Tokina11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Nikon DX-Format DSLRs
 
4.7

(based on 550 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (411)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (114)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (362)
  • Strong construction (349)
  • Durable (319)
  • Consistent output (269)
  • Rugged (199)

Cons

  • Heavy (100)
  • Slow focus (15)
  • Tough to attach (13)
  • Blurry focus (7)
  • Poor in low light (7)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (373)
  • Low light (268)
  • Night photography (190)
  • Weddings (112)
  • Video (41)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (222), Semi-pro photographer (121), Enthusiast (51), Pro photographer (46), Casual photographer (41)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (310), Yes (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid Performer on Nkon D7000

I purchased this lens from B&H after a lot of research, while also considering the Nikon 10-24mm zoom. I will be using this lens on a Nikon D7000 for landscape,...Read complete review

I purchased this lens from B&H after a lot of research, while also considering the Nikon 10-24mm zoom. I will be using this lens on a Nikon D7000 for landscape, astrophotography and HDR photography. Also hoping to do some WA close-up work with lens mounted on a Nikon PK-11A (haven't tried it yet). I have been doing photography as consumer & professional for over 40 years. I also own most of Nikon fixed-length, manual focus Nikkor wide-angle lenses left over from my days shooting film with F2, F3 & FM. This is my first non-Nikon for Nikon lens purchase so I was somewhat skeptical of Tokina.

I am very pleased with the quality build and the range of the zoom. I've had this lens for a couple weeks and I am exploring the capabilities that this lens allows for wide-angle photos. I especially like the design of the focus ring to allow quick switch between auto & manual focus.

The lens seems sharp with fairly low distortion even at 11 mm. Color and details are crisp and focus is real quick. I think I am finding the limitations of my D7000 and have started to think about the D7100. An example of what this lens is capable of doing can be found at Flickr website.

So far I do not have negatives to report other than:
1) it would be great if lenses came with a case. For that, I can recommend the LowePro 9x13cm case but this case is not large enough to also hold the sunshade included with the lens.
2) Missing a manual focus lock at infinity (especially useful at night for astrophotography).
3) Close focus distance is less than I would like but I can live with this.

As for B&H, the lens was shipped quickly and arrived nicely packaged without incident, as usual from B&H Photo.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Softer than expected

I will first state I am totally amateur so issues may be operator. The lens does not seem sharp. I comapared it with my 18-105 kit lens (18mm vs 16mm)and the...Read complete review

I will first state I am totally amateur so issues may be operator. The lens does not seem sharp. I comapared it with my 18-105 kit lens (18mm vs 16mm)and the kit lens is much sharper. I made a few fine focus adjustments in my Nikon D-7000, will see if that improves anything.

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5.0

Phenomenal lens!

By Jo

from Fairbanks, Alaska

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

Fantastic lens! Used for Aurora pictures this year and worked amazingly for beautiful pictures! Price was less than anywhere else I looked and great knowing I even had a guarantee if didn't like the product!

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5.0

Tokina 11-16mm Lens

By Old genealogist

from Houston, Texas

About Me Photography Student

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Macro Photography
    • Night Photography
    • Wildlife Photos

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

    Wanted one as soon as it came out. Finally got one. Great for landscapes, getting up real close, and great in low light. Haven't found any bad points as yet and probably won't. Love this lens.

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    5.0

    Great Lens!

    By anthony

    from halifax

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

    I am very happy with this lens! Great build quality, nice bright glass. No downside at all, can't beat the price.

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    5.0

    Bang for the buck

    By Sebastian Kjær

    from San Francisco, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

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

      I've been looking for a wideangle lens for a while that did a great job -- and was affordable for a student like myself.
      After reading a bunch of reviews I decided to go with Tokinas 11-16 mm, and I'm not disappointed with the choice!
      Sharp pictures with minimal distortion, great build quality and great zoom-factor that makes it more flexible. Worth every buck!

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      • No

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      5.0

      wide is great

      By 40 cracker

      from Vermont

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

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

      amazing lens, small zoom range, but less is more sometimes! Buy it, or the new 11-20 version!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent Quality!

      By Reviewer Guy

      from San Francisco, CA

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged

      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 Nikon DX-Format DSLRs:

        I was very impressed with the quality of this lens, it was my first non Nikon lens and so far I have had a very positive experience with it.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Lens for Landscapes

        By Ray

        from Lincoln, RI and Boothbay, ME

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

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

          My main purpose for this lens is to take landscape photos in New England. As reported, the lens is very sharp, has a good build and lens movements are smooth. This lens is not the version with internal focusing AF so is limited to Nikon cameras that have built-in autofocus.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Lens

          By Bud

          from Apache Junction AZ

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus

          Cons

          • None that I can see

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Photography

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

          A great lens at a great price and outstanding service.....

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          • No

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          5.0

          Nice lens for your DX format Nikon.

          By faylo

          from Ferguson, MO

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          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 Nikon DX-Format DSLRs:

            I've now used this lens for landscape and astrophotography. Some have mentioned that these lenses are soft in the corners, but given the nature of the lens, that is to be expected. I honestly can't see any obvious softness. This lens has been sharp to the edges, even in the various astrophotos I've taken. The stars are pinpoints across the whole image. I just wish I had this lens for last years Persied meteor shower. I am sure I would have captured a lot more meteors given the wide angle and speed of this lens. Highly satisfied.

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            4.0

            Excellent value lens

            By Manoj

            from Des Moines Iowa

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

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

              Was looking for 14/2.8 Range for sometime. Received this beautiful lens, did not disappoint, have used only few times, good results. Did not use it for Night photography did some cityscapes in the evening hours, happy with the results. B&H always great place for such items, arrive in time as promised, nicely packed.

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              5.0

              Nice Lens

              By Osiyo

              from Illinois

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

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

              I recently down-sized my stock of Nikon lenses. I needed to fill a wide-angle void as a result of the down-sizing.

              I read other reviews of this lens, on B&H website and other photo websites. The reviews seemed to indicate it was a good choice. I plan to use it in landscapes and waterscapes work.

              So far, it seems to perform well. I haven't noticed the "softness" one of the other reviewers had noticed.

              It has done a good job out in the brilliant snow landscapes I recently have been shooting.

              It is a heavy lens though.

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              4.0

              New favorite lens

              By Zoli

              from North Jersey

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

              • Slow Focus

              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 Nikon DX-Format DSLRs:

              Very good for photographing cityscapes, especially at night as it is a fast lens, and also for interior photograpyhy.Pictures made by this lens usually have very good colors.The only drawback is the focus, it is a little bit slow, and seeks a lot looking for the correct focal length.

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              5.0

              Buy it

              By Caleb

              from Dallas

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

              It's built like a tank. Very sturdy. Smooth control too. I can't wait to use this for some astro photography. The push pull manual/auto focus on the focus ring is really nice too. For the cost this is a very well built fast lens. The aperture gives beautiful star bursts when stopped down, and great bokeh wide open. The removable lens hood will help those shooting on FX bodies. This lens is a must have for anyone needing something wider than most normal wide angle or kit lenses. Great product!!! Make some room for it in your bag and go get one.

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              5.0

              Love my Tokina 11-16 mm f/2.8

              By Queen Reen Photography

              from Jacksonville Florida

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

              I was not sure which lens to get so this was the one that was most recommended by fellow photographers. I shoot a lot of sunsets and could not get the whole picture in my frame, no problem now with this lens. I love my new lens and would definitely recommend it to a friend or an enemy. I would give it a five star rating.

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              5.0

              Excellent choice

              By Crozental

              from Buenos Aires

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

              This unbelievable len worth every penny. It is a good choice for landscape pictures

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              5.0

              First Tokina for my Nikon!

              By Angie

              from Philadelphia

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

              This is the first time i took the plunge and ordered a lens for my Nikon D7000 that wasn't a Nikkor and I am glad i did! The lens feels sturdy, has great sharpness and an awesome dof. I really like it. The true test will be how it delivers on my forthcoming hiking trip in Oregon, but i have no doubts it'll be wonderful. Great investment, esp for the price.

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              4.0

              Excellent lens, solid build, good optics

              By Chris G

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • 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 Nikon DX-Format DSLRs:

                I bought this to use for nighttime cityscape shots, and I am not disappointed. It produces clean, crisp images in low light, and it does what I want when I use it. Flare is an issue in bright sunlight, so I use the hood during the occasional day use. It is build very well, and feels solid. I am happy with this one.

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                5.0

                Worth the Price

                By N8 from Hawaii

                from Honolulu, HI

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography
                • Wildlife Photos

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

                From a entry level experience photographer, this lens has good value. i like the versatility of the zoom. Great for landscape shots.

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                4.0

                Quality and modest price

                By Gerch

                from Binghamton, NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  Used in a wedding shoot, very large wedding party. Sharper than I had anticipated, so far very happy with purchase. Looking forward to some experimentation with this lens.

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                  4.0

                  Great ultra wide

                  By TommysG

                  from Massachusetts

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

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

                    Works great for landscapes and any outdoor photography. I am getting quite a bit of distortion when taking images inside in close quarters as the lens tries to 'take it all in'.

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