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TokinaAT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Lens for Canon
 
4.4

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (38)
  • Durable (32)
  • Consistent output (30)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (26)
  • Rugged (22)

Cons

  • Heavy (30)
  • Slow focus (8)
  • Blurry focus (3)
  • Weak casing (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (56)
  • Low light (36)
  • Weddings (30)
  • Night photography (22)
  • Video (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (22), Photo enthusiast (21), Semi-pro photographer (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (64)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Lens

I was Skeptical to stray from Canon L lenses based on reviews. I researched and researched for a wide angle Lens for my 60D that will also be compatible with the 6D when I...Read complete review

I was Skeptical to stray from Canon L lenses based on reviews. I researched and researched for a wide angle Lens for my 60D that will also be compatible with the 6D when I come up with the bread to buy it. I actually borrowed a friends 16-35mm f/2.8L II to go on a camping trip and was disappointed after I got home and found all my images soft compared to my 24-70 f/2.8 L. at first glance before buying this lens I was automatically put off for lack of filter compatibility.But later found there is a company that makes a 145mm filter adapter for it for $269.I think if I need a filter I will use one of my other lenses for now. But anyway I kept weighing choices until I decided to bite the bullet. I am both surprised and delighted in my choice. this lens is sharper than the canon 16-35 I had by far. My copy focuses fast and quiet on AF as well as my lens cap stays on tight. I did test it taking a few pictures of light to see if it flared, it did .but I bought this lens for landscape photography so that is not bothering me. I did notice while shooting landscape at dusk on aperture priority that the camera metering was under exposed between bright sky and the ground. I had to go up 2 stops to correct but no big deal to me. Also my test shots at 2.8 where a tad soft at the edges . none of this is a deal breaker based on my results with the 16-35. I think I can live with any downfalls that this lens has and use one of my other lenses in a situation that is critical for streetlamps or wanting to get that super crisp 2.8 shot..

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Very Happy With This Lens.

I pick up this lens hoping to save some money compared to the Canon ones but after owning it for a few months I'm not overly happy with it.

I've used...Read complete review

I pick up this lens hoping to save some money compared to the Canon ones but after owning it for a few months I'm not overly happy with it.

I've used this lens for landscape shots and night shots its a sharp lens well built but the big problem is the lens flare this lens gets and you do get little dots over your images from other lights. This is fine during the day but as soon as you point it at a light it flares badly.

The focus ring doesn't fully disengage when you go from auto to manual it takes a couple of attempts.

I wouldn't recommend buying this lens if your a canon user on a budget get the 17-40 f4 lens.

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4.0

Great lens at the right price.

By Eye on Photography

from Texas

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable

Cons

  • Slow Focus
  • Weak Casing

Best Uses

  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Macro Photography
  • Weddings/Events

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

Great for portraits, weddings, products...

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  • No

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5.0

L quality at a fraction of the price!

By Charles

from California

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

This is the Subaru to the 16-35L's Mercedes...the Merc is nice and beautiful but you're not gonna have any fun in it...you're not gonna push it...you can buy 3 of these for the price of the L which means if you push it too far you still have the $$ to buy another one or two!...if you want an ultra wide for your full frame stop reading reviews and hit add to cart!

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5.0

Very nice and sharp!

By Pat

from Lake Stevens, Wa.

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Nice Bokeh
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Shot some sunsets and got a little flare in shot, but very sharp. Canon 1DS 11.

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      • No

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      3.0

      Great Lens for the Price!!!

      By Rigo Davila

      from Brownsville, TX

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easily Interchangeable

      Cons

      • Slow Focus

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Weddings/Events

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

      Mostly for product photography...

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      • No

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      5.0

      lente perfecto

      By andysan08

      from Quito Ecuador

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excelente

      Cons

      • Poco Pesado

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Photography
      • Weddings/Events

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

      la mejor compra que hecho con respecto a lentes gran angulares. nitidez, calidad, rapidez. Es un lente maravilloso

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      • No

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      1.0

      Save your money!

      By ArtJr77

      from Anthony, NM

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

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

        Bought brand new for my Canon 6D and 2.5 months later, the lens stopped auto-focusing!

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        • No

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        5.0

        perfeita, o melhor custo benefício

        By Sergio Sanderson

        from Cascavel, Estado do Paraná, Brasil

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Blurry Focus

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Night Photography
        • Sports/Action
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

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

        Faço fotos de automobilismo, motovelocidade, ambientes e sociais. Está lente 16-28 da Tokina é a melhor do segmento, perfeita. Tenho a da Canon 16-35mm, triste falar, mas a Tokina é muito superior. Recomendo a todos os fotógrafos que querem ver um trabalho de qualidade mostrado a seus clientes. A Tokina está de parabéns pela qualidade... só temos a dizer que estamos grato pela qualidade técnica.

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        • Yes

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        4.0

        Love this lens!

        By Sjp75

        from 07047

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

        This lens is super sharp. Love it! The only downside is that the shape of the lens makes it difficult / not cheap to put filters on it.

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        5.0

        So much fun!

        By countitjoy

        from Huntsville, AL

        About Me Pro Photographer

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        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              Love this lens! It has been such a fun addition to my bag. Amazing quality, such a new dynamic to my typical portrait work, and has opened up new avenues of photography for me, too.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Quality lens

              By Chris

              from Brookdale, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Slow Focus

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery

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

                Four stars based on price. Auto-focus a bit slow / inaccurate in lower light. When focus is correct, however, lens is very sharp. Does all you want an ultra wide close to do without distortion etc.

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                1.0

                defective

                By kintariah

                from 20724

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

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

                  First one arrived backfocusing SOOB(straight out of the box). I had to do some micro adjustment to get the center focus to a happy place.
                  Did not feel comfortable with it after a while so I returned it.

                  Second lens arrive and was soft all around the edges.

                  Got fed up and still waiting for my refund up till now. Don't get me wrong, B&H is awesome and Tokina is definitely a competitive product. I am just saying...

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                  5.0

                  Spectacular and very good

                  By danielyafacb

                  from Lima, Peru

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Nice Bokeh

                  Cons

                  • Tough To Attach

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  Estye product is of very good quality marriage event type, or running events. It's fast, silecioso, very good sharpness in the optical. I recommend it. the price is right

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                  5.0

                  Excellent quality at a surprising price.

                  By Jason C

                  from Puyallup, WA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Sharp
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Heavy
                  • Tight zoom ring

                  Best Uses

                  • Architecture
                  • Landscape/Scenery

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

                  I purchased that primarily for real estate. I needed a good 16mm on my Canon 6D for small rooms, the 24-70 just wasn't cutting it. As most everyone else has noted, it's sharp out to the edges and has proven to be well up to the task of producing sharp photos for my real estate clients.

                  I unexpectedly found myself using it for portraits as well. I have had a few instances where the extra wide of it helped me avoid certain obstacles while yet still capturing my subject. This was especially useful on a recent senior shoot involving an airplane. I was able to capture more detail inside an *incredibly* tight cockpit.

                  The jury's still out on the unusual AF ring. Much handier when I need to switch to it, but not always a 100% smooth change over.

                  Color and contrast aren't the most *outstanding* thing I've ever seen, but it's been good enough for portraiture and architecture.

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                  4.0

                  Fantastic lens for the money

                  By Fotis

                  from Athens, Greece

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Rugged
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  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 Canon:

                  Bought this to replace my Canon 17-40 f4 L. IQ is visibly better especially in the corners. If you do not mind carrying a much heavier lens that does not take screw on filters you won't be dissapointed.

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                  5.0

                  Great product, excellent quality

                  By Jose

                  from Spain

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Durable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Photography

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

                  For landscape and urban pictures is just perfect. Sharpness is great specially at 20mm from f4 to f8

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                  5.0

                  Purchased to Shoot Real Estate Marketing

                  By HomeRentalPro

                  from Marietta, GA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  For the PRICE, you can't beat this lens for a full frame camera. Using it on a 5DMIII. Small amount of light dropoff vignetting at the wide end. Sharp as a tack, great looks. Weather sealed-tight to put on and take off. Heavy lens, but worth the weight.

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                  5.0

                  Loving This Lens!

                  By Suzanne623

                  from Houston, Texas

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery

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

                  I have only had this lens a little over a week, but so far I am VERY impressed with it! Even wide open it is still very sharp all the way through the image, with just the slightest softness at the edges. At smaller apertures it's razor sharp all the way through. I tried out several lenses before deciding on this lens, including the Canon 16-35 2.8 L, Sigma 12-24, but decided on this lens not because of price, but because of the great reviews it received. The fact that it's about one third the price of the Canon is nice, but I'd have paid the extra if it meant sharp images. I'll admit I'm a bit of an OCD pixel peeper, and this lens dazzles me with it's performance. Definitely my new best friend. It's a heavy lens, but not as heavy as my 70-200 2.8 IS. Besides, my flabby arms could use the workout.

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                  5.0

                  More than awesome!!

                  By Arturo

                  from Anthony, NM

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

                  I could not be happy with this lens. As a real estate broker, this lens is perfect for interior shots. The fast lens combined with sharp edges is remarkable.

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                  5.0

                  First Wide Angle Lens.

                  By Tim

                  from Philly

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Nice Bokeh

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery

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

                    Being that this is my entry into the wide angle end of lenses, I'm finding myself using this lens as often as possible, at the moment, to get myself as familiar with it's functionality as possible.

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                    4.0

                    Loving It

                    By S. Wass

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Blurry Focus
                    • Heavy
                    • Slow Focus

                    Best Uses

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

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

                    Awesome wide angle for my 5D mk ii. Most people think it's a fisheye because it can sometimes have that effect but otherwise photos are very clear and make people look great. It focuses quickly most of the time. The only downside is the heavy weight.

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