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

(based on 77 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (39)
  • Durable (35)
  • Consistent output (31)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (28)
  • Rugged (22)

Cons

  • Heavy (32)
  • Slow focus (9)
  • Blurry focus (3)
  • Weak casing (3)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (59)
  • Low light (37)
  • Weddings (30)
  • Night photography (24)
  • Video (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (23), Semi-pro photographer (23), Photo enthusiast (21)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (67)

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

Good Choice Good Price

By Desmond

from New Jersey

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

I recently purchased a 3 axis gimbal from CAME TV and needed a wide angle lens. I choose the Tokina for various reasons but mostly for sharpness and cost. This is an intelligent buy for anyone shooting video or pictures. As filmmakers we have so much other pieces of equipment to buy that each choose has to be a smart one. And this lens performs just as good or better than the L Series from Canon. You won't regret it

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4.0

Great wide lens!

By Jaybird

from Colorado

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

I got this lens to shoot real estate photography and I use it for everything else too! It's a great wide with little distortion and a little bit of zoom. For the price, this lens is quality without spending 3k

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4.0

Good Lens for the Money

By TN Photo Girl

from Tennessee

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Durable
  • Easily Interchangeable

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Slow Focus

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery

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

Good Lens for the money. Obviously some distortion when close to the subject. Image clarity is crisp. Color is vibrant. It is pretty slow to focus on auto-focus. Overall pleased with purchase

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  • No

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4.0

Lente que me surpreendeu pela nitidez

By Nilton Novaes

from Fortaleza / Brasil

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Tough To Attach

Best Uses

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

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

Muito nitida,pesada porém bem equlibrada,robusta e resistente.

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  • No

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5.0

Great wide!

By lucsim

from Recife, PE. Brazil

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Night Photography

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

That's the best and cheaper wide lens for full frame cameras. I totally recommend!

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  • No

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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 3623

        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

        Verified Buyer

        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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                • No

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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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                  • No

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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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                  • No

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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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                  • No

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