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Tokina opera 16-28mm f/2.8 FF Lens for Nikon F

BH #TO162828N • MFR #OPR-AF168FXN
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Tokina opera 16-28mm f/2.8 FF Lens for Nikon F
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Three Low Dispersion Elements
Distinguished by its bright design, the Nikon F-mount Tokina opera 16-28mm f/2.8 FF is a flexible wide-angle zoom well-suited to landscape, architectural, and astrophotography applications. The f/2.8 constant maximum aperture pairs with the broad field of view range to realize an ideal lens for working in available light conditions and for using shallow depth of field techniques. The optical design incorporates aspherical and low dispersion glass elements, which help to control distortion and color fringing throughout the zoom range in order to produce sharp, clear, and color-accurate imagery. A multi-coating has also been applied to individual elements in order to suppress flare and ghosting for improved contrast when working in bright and backlit conditions. Complementing the optical design is a sophisticated focusing system, which uses a DC motor, Silent Drive module, GMR magnetic sensor, and an internal focusing design in order to provide especially quiet and quick focusing performance to suit stills and video needs. A One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism also allows for fast switching between autofocus and manual focus settings. Additionally, this 16-28mm f/2.8 sports a nine-blade diaphragm to produce a pleasing bokeh quality and it has a built-in lens hood to shield the bulbous front element from stray light.
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Tokina opera 16-28mm f/2.8 Overview

Distinguished by its bright design, the Nikon F-mount Tokina opera 16-28mm f/2.8 FF is a flexible wide-angle zoom well-suited to landscape, architectural, and astrophotography applications. The f/2.8 constant maximum aperture pairs with the broad field of view range to realize an ideal lens for working in available light conditions and for using shallow depth of field techniques. The optical design incorporates aspherical and low dispersion glass elements, which help to control distortion and color fringing throughout the zoom range in order to produce sharp, clear, and color-accurate imagery. A multi-coating has also been applied to individual elements in order to suppress flare and ghosting for improved contrast when working in bright and backlit conditions. Complementing the optical design is a sophisticated focusing system, which uses a DC motor, Silent Drive module, GMR magnetic sensor, and an internal focusing design in order to provide especially quiet and quick focusing performance to suit stills and video needs. A One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism also allows for fast switching between autofocus and manual focus settings. Additionally, this 16-28mm f/2.8 sports a nine-blade diaphragm to produce a pleasing bokeh quality and it has a built-in lens hood to shield the bulbous front element from stray light.

Wide-angle zoom is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount cameras, however can also be used with DX models where it provides a 24-42mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/2.8 maximum aperture offers consistent performance and excellent light transmission throughout the zoom range.
Three aspherical elements are used to reduce spherical aberrations and distortion in order to realize sharp imagery with accurate rendering.
Three glass-molded low dispersion elements greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to produce greater clarity and color accuracy.
Bulbous front element contributes to realizing low distortion and even illumination across the frame.
Multi-coating has been applied to individual elements to suppress flare and ghosting in order to achieve greater contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
A DC motor, along with a Silent Drive module, GMR magnetic AF sensor, and internal focusing design, affords especially quiet, precise, and fast autofocus performance. Additionally, a One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism permits switching between AF and MF modes by simply snapping the focus ring back and forth.
Built-in petal-shaped lens hood helps to prevent stray light from causing flare and also offers some protection to the front lens element.
Nine-blade diaphragm promotes a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field techniques.

Tokina opera 16-28mm f/2.8 Specs

Focal Length16 to 28mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View107.1° to 76.87°
Minimum Focus Distance11.02" / 28 cm
Maximum Magnification0.19x
Optical Design15 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter SizeNone
Dimensions (ø x L)3.5 x 5.26" / 89 x 133.5 mm
Length at Maximum Extension5.26" / 133.7 mm
Weight33.16 oz / 940 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.015 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10 x 6.2 x 5.8"

Tokina opera 16-28mm f/2.8 Reviews

Great lens for real estate photography

By Robert
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-11

This lens has been paired to a Z6 camera with an FTZ adapter. My intended use is for commercial real estate pictures presentations. According to my testing on approximately 200 pictures taken - I am now satisfied that it is the right tool for the job. The picture distortion although present is not excessive, it allows one to take pictures in dark places due to its low light capabilities which turns out of good quality after post-processing.

Excellent Lens for the Price and performance

By Mauricio
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-18

I am very happy with the result of Tokina Lens, I got for a wonderful price and quality of Item well made in Japan. Using to shot landscaping infrared and the result are beyond expectation. I will rated 10+. See attached Photo

This may be the worst lens I've ever bought.

By Frank
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-29

This is the softest I have ever seen at f2.8. I bought this after seeing great reviews from a few that use a d750. I shoot mainly real estate and need a decently sharp lens. even stopped down to 7.1,8,9 its just not tack sharp. I attempted to calibrate using FOCAL pro and it wouldn't even attempt it. End result was always too far out of AF adj. range. I sent it back to be replaced and had the same exact issues with it again. I of course thought it may be my body, and grabbed another d750 brand new out of the box and same issues. Soft Soft Soft and not able to calibrate. Im very displeased. I hope it works better for someone else. The shot I included in this review was on the New D750 24mm ISO 100 1/160. Focus point was on the tip of the top centered leaf. No bueno!

Will NOT auto focus with Sony FX-6

By B
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-30

Tried to save some money . . . I already had a Sigma 50-100 Art Lens (Canon FD mount) I purchased the Tokina 16-28 and the Sigma MC-11 Mount Converter. Will NOT auto focus on the Sony FX-6. Camera says Cannot perform (autofocus) because of the condition of the lens. So either the lens is malfunctioning or it's not compatible. I think it's the latter. BUT, since I purchased the lens, then had to wait for months for the FX-6, I can no longer return the lens. :(

Excellent Quality

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-14

For my money this is just as good as the Nikon equivalent for half the price. I have used it on a couple of architectural jobs and the color and sharpness are fantastic. There is some barrel distortion but my old Nikon wide zoom also had barrel distortion. I am very happy with this purchase!

Seems well made

By Robert
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-10

Beautiful glass and great images. This is heavy but I actually like that

Great Lens

By Connor
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-15

Very happy with my Tokina Opera 16-28mm lens. My images have been sharp and clear and it's just what I needed to improve my images for Real Estate.

Great lens

By Mauricio
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-19

I am very happy with this product and the price is right, very excellent lens made in Japan. I used for my Nikon D5000 for infrared pictures and for my Nikon 610 This lens is beyond oustanding and the result is amazing.

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