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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • For Canon APS-C Format Compact DSLRs
  • f/2.8 Aperture throughout Zoom Range
  • Ultra Wide Angle Zoom
  • One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism
  • 9-Blade Aperture Diaphragm
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Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 overview

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The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Lens is an ultra wide angle, short zoom range lens specifically designed for use with Canon APS-C digital SLR cameras. The slightly shorter zoom range of this lens over the popular and award winning 12-24mm lens makes it possible to maintain optical quality even at wide-open apertures. This lens features a fast constant aperture of f/2.8, and provides a focal length equivalent to 17-25mm in 35mm format.

As part of the AT-X line, this lens is designed to provide excellent optical quality, and offers advanced features like the WR (Water Repellent) front element, its One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism, that allows the photographer to switch between AF and MF simply by snapping the focus ring forward for AF and back toward the camera to focus manually (there is no second AF/MF switch on the lens for Canon, everything is accomplished by the focus ring), and a 9-bladed aperture. This is an excellent lens for short closeup photography.

WR Coating
WR (Water Repellent) coating made of a special compound has been applied to the front surface of the lens through the use of a unique evaporation process. As a result, the lens offers excellent water- and oil-repellent performance and makes for easier cleaning should the lens be accidentally smeared with fingerprints or cosmetics.
One Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism
The One Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism allows for fast and easy switching between manual and auto focus from any position. This improvement means that it is not necessary to change the AF/MF switch (on the body with Nikon or the lens with Canon) every time the lens is changed from auto focus to manual focus mode.
9-Blade Aperture
The rounded diaphragm opening (9 blades) makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural.
In the Box
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs
  • Front & Rear Caps
  • BH-77B Lens Hood
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 specs

    Focal Length 11 to 16mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Canon EF-S
    Format Compatibility Canon (APS-C)
    Angle of View 108° to 82°
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.81" / 30 cm
    Magnification 0.08x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:12
    Optical Design 13 Elements in 11 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 9
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar No
    Filter Thread 77 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 3.3 x 3.5" / 8.38 x 8.89 cm
    Weight 1.23 lb / 560 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.6 x 5.4 x 5.2"

    Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 reviews

    11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Canon APS-C DSLRs is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 475.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This lens has made me a believer For many years I have been a die hard canon lens person. I considered getting the canon 10-22 but was concerned about the softening of the corners. My friend recommended getting the Tokina 11-16 and said that the optics were razor sharp. After reading all about it on DP Review and other publications, I decided to take a chance. When I went to order it online I couldnt find it anywhere, it was either on back order or sold out. Confirming even more that the quality of this lens wasnt all hype. When I finally got my lens, I couldnt believe how sharp the images were though out the whole photograph. I have to say, am very glad that I went with this decision.
    Date published: 2008-09-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first non-Canon lens is a winner I had to decide between this Tokina 11-16 and the Canon 10-22 for my 50D so I tried out both. The Tokina has a better build, fixed 2.8, but more limited range. Since I have the Canon 17-55 f2.8 IS, I was looking to extend my lower range so this fit the bill. I found that at medium range and aperature, both performed very well. But at the lower zoom range wide open, the Tokina had better corner sharpness on the copies I tried. Plus I like having f2.8 across the zoom range, even if the zoom range is more limited. Tokina built this lens for optimum performance. Plus, unlike Canon, they include a lens hood with the lens. This is my first non-Canon lens, and I'm very happy with the build and performance of this lens.
    Date published: 2008-11-26
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2012-07-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Decent ultra wide use this with 40D for landscape and tight corner indoor shots. This is a compact lens with a constant 2.8. There simply is no other lens like it right now. It flairs but is more contrasty when not flairing. The build and handling are top notch. Internal focusing without extending tube is great. This lens is sharp, a bit sharper than my Sigma 10-20 but not by much. The zoom is not that useful. So think it as a prime instead and you'll do just fine. I have a Sigma 20mm prime, but I love 11mm much better. The results from this lens are more consistent and contrasty than my Sigma 10-20. Over all a great ultra wide angle.
    Date published: 2009-02-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Limited Use, but Really Really Awesome Although you can't or shouldn't shoot TOO much stuff with such a wide angle lens (because it becomes a tiresome gimmick), this is an Amazing lens for when you do need it. I am very glad I waited to get it, as it's quite hard to find. Great price for the quality. And FAST! The picture quality is on par with Canon L series lenses, from what I have seen. It's sharp. And pretty sharp still at f/2.8 - very little distortion, some flaring but thats normal for such a wide angle. The build is excellent. Robust, but not super heavy. The manual/Auto-focus clutch is nice. Free lens hood. If you have a crop sensor (APS-C) Canon camera, buy this over the Canon ultra-wide for sure. The picture is way better, it's way faster, the build is way better.
    Date published: 2010-03-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Built, Sharp, Wide I wanted a wide angle lens for general use. I opted for this over the other Canon-mounts based on price and that F2.8 Although the F2.8 might not be that important now that I am using the lens, I was pleasantly surprised by the built quality and touch of the lens. It feels solid and smooth. I even took back my new 50mm F1.4 USM Canon lens because I felt something must surely be wrong with it based on the difference in feel. Overall it suits my wide angle needs well, but I do feel a 2 - 4 mm on the long end would have been nice, but then again, its a wide angle and I new the focal length from the start Auto-focus to Manual switching is nice, quality great, images sharp.
    Date published: 2011-01-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Picked the Winner! I was looking for a wide angle lens and like everyone else, started searching reviews on the web. The Tokina got consistent positive reviews for being sharp, and for the fast aperture. The Sigma 10-20 and the Canon 10-22 were the other choices. I have other fast lenses and appreciate the advantage in low light and/or no flash conditions. In the end I felt that a faster lens would be better for me than the extra zoom range. Just got the lens today. All I can say is wow! The images at f2.8 are very sharp. Better than expected. Stopped down outside the images were even more crisp. The wide field of view is incredible. You get everything in. Close focus lets you get some cool foreground/background shots that you cannot get without a wide angle. Less than Canon and comes with a hood. If you are on the fence about which lens to buy, this is it. I kept checking daily for weeks until I found it in stock. It was out in hours. The demand for this lens is great for a reason. B&H had the best price and was the only one that had it in stock. ...
    Date published: 2010-07-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I'm Amazed! I usually only buy Canon lenses. I was thinking about the 10-22 mm for my XT to get wider than my 17-40 mm, and read about this ultra wide angle lens. The focal length is a bit shorter than the Canon, but then again I have the 17-40, so I decided to give it a try to gain up to 1 1/2 stops. I think it's worth it. It's sharp, fast and light weight. The IQ is excellent. I use it for landscapes, travel, interiors, indoor group shots...the list goes on. It is a bit snug to attach in comparison to Canon. I guess I'm not used to third party lenses. If you need a flash for close up shots, I would recommend using an external flash since the lens blocks part of the pop-up flash. BTW, I actually used a non-slim/wide angle Kaesemann C-POL filter without the appearance of vignetting.
    Date published: 2008-08-04
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    Designed for use with:

    • Canon EOS 50D
    • Canon EOS 60D
    • Canon EOS 60Da
    • Canon EOS 70D
    • Canon EOS 7D
    • Canon EOS Rebel SL1
    • Canon EOS Rebel T1i
    • Canon EOS Rebel T2i
    • Canon EOS Rebel T3
    • Canon EOS Rebel T3i
    • Canon EOS Rebel T4i
    • Canon EOS Rebel T5i
    • Canon EOS Rebel XS
    • Canon EOS Rebel T3
    • Sony Alpha SLT-A33
    • Sony Alpha SLT-A35
    • Sony Alpha SLT-A55
    • Sony Alpha SLT-A55V
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