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

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

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

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Product Highlights

  • For Select Nikon DX-Format (APS-C) 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 Autofocus Lens for Nikon DX-Format DSLRs is an ultra wide angle, short zoom range lens specifically designed for use with select Nikon DX-format 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 16.5-24mm 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 Resistant) 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. Also, it has a 9-bladed aperture for smooth out of focus areas.

Camera Compatibility
Not suitable for 35mm film SLR cameras or digital cameras with image sensor larger than APS-C size (e.g. D4, D700, D800).

Autofocus not supported on cameras that lack a drive motor, including the D40, D60, D3000, D3100, D3200, D3300, D5000, D5100, D5200, and D5300.
WR Coating
WR (Water Resistant) 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 Nikon DX-Format DSLRs
  • Front & Rear Caps
  • MH777 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 Nikon F
    Format Compatibility Nikon DX
    FX in DX Crop Mode
    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
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    Package Weight 1.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.6 x 5.2 x 5.1"

    Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 reviews

    11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Lens for Nikon DX-Format DSLRs is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 552.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Super Wide for Nikon DX I am a stickler for sharpness and must admit to pixel peeping when testing a new lens. Well, this offering from Tokina more than met my expectations! You can believe all the glowing reviews. And this is from a photographer with 40 yeas field experience, professional industrial, and widely published. Hair splitting sharp in the center even at f/2.8 (after tweaking my d300 AF Fine Tune). Stop down a little and the edges improve markedly. Trust me, this is a much better performer all the way through its range than the Nikon 12-24mm. And Nikon should strive for the Tokina's construction quality throughout its lens line. This is the first off-brand Nikon lens I have bought, and I am not disappointed. It is a true gem.
    Date published: 2011-11-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Addition to My Lens Arsenal Bought this lens to replace my Tokina 12-24,f4 and in use it fits well with the Nikon 16-85, f3.5-5.6, on my D300. I owned the 12-24 for a year before I got the 16-85. During that year I used it frequently, but with the 16-85 the 12-24 more often than not stayed home when I was traveling light. Even though the 11-16 is almost the same size and weight as the 12-24 (less than 1oz. difference) it just seems to fit my landscape work better. The 2.8 aperture was not a big factor because I'm almost always using a tripod and trying to shoot at f8-f11. However, I'm looking forward to trying the 11-16 as my street lens soon. Build quality is good. No focussing problems.
    Date published: 2010-02-16
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great lens if you can find one in stock! I was trying to decide between the Nikon 12-24mm f/4 lens and this lens. Both are great lenses, but my decision was based on a combination of cost and the fact the Tokina was slightly faster and was ever so slightly wider. This is my first Tokina lens...I had a horrible experience with a Sigma lens and vowed at that point to only buy Nikkor, but after reading so many good reviews of this lens I strayed once more. My only downside about this lens (if I could have given it 4.5/5 stars I would have) is the non-existent 11-16 it pretty much acts like a prime lens. Maybe it's just me being lazy, but I sure would have liked 11-20mm or at least 11-18mm.
    Date published: 2008-07-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great lens for the money! Very pleased with the lens and it truly is nice to have a bright, wide lens on my D-300! I was really impressed by the color and the edge-to-edge sharpness. I am using a B&W UV lens, which is not the thin wide angle type, and it works perfectly even at 11 MM. Overall, the quality of this lens feels great. I must say that the focus ring has a real nice feel to it, but the zoom function ring is fairly stiff and does not have the quality feel that a Nikon lens has. The voom is pretty limited, but I bought this lens to shoot wide, not as an all around lens. Very happy with the lens performance and would definitely recommend it for those wide angle shots for not a lot of money.
    Date published: 2008-11-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ultrawide angle lens, great price! Great ultrawide angle lens and at f2.8 great for indoor/lower light situations too. You hear all the bad reviews of soft edges wide open at 11mm, and bad chromatic aberrations in high contrast shots. I took a bunch of pictures when I first got the lens to look for the flaws to make sure I got a good copy. Luckily I did. I get great results from this lens and I'm very happy with it's performance. ... I think a lot of people expect unrealistic results, tack sharp at the edges, at 11mm at f2.8 is unrealistic. Know the limitations of this lens and you will be very happy.
    Date published: 2008-09-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Over and over again I bought this lens for indoor, low light, and landscape imaging. I have tested it indoor low natural light, indoor bright natural light, close up in sunlight, and all tests have produced very sharp images, with great color. I did experience distortion in some shots (to be expected with ultra wide angle lenses)which I controled mostly by tilting the camera slightly. I used my Nikon D7000 body for all my tests, and it fit easily and snugly as it should. It was a perfect balance to hold in my hand, I enjoyed the combination. Yes, I would buy again, over and over, and recommend to my friends.
    Date published: 2013-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 Lens I am extremely pleased with my Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 lens. I did a lot of reading & research about it on line before I made this purchase. I have always just bought Nikon lenses and was a bit hesitant to buy a lens from a different manufacturer but am really glad I did. It's amazing how much of your subject you can capture with this lens attached to your camera. My husband and I recently visited Newfoundland and I now wish when we were in St. John's with all the beautiful coloured row houses that I had had this lens at the time. Would certainly not hesitate to recommend this lens to anyone.
    Date published: 2010-10-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Third Party Lens for DX I am a photojournalist still using Nikon DX Bodies, and this is the best buy for an ultra-wide angle lens. This lens is sharp in the corners at 2.8 for photojournalism. There is slight distortion, but easily correctable in PS CS2. The only lens without any distortion and close to that wide is the Nikon 13m 5.6. It's a rare collectors item and its perfect, but you can't get it, and you won't get it. My only complaint- Tokina could have made this a prime 11 2.8 lens. It may have focused on that distortion thing a little. The zoom range 11-16 is pretty pointless. I find myself shooting at 11mm 99% of the time. Tokina builds their lenses like tanks, and you can't go wrong with this awesome lens.
    Date published: 2009-01-14
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    Designed for use with:

    • Nikon D3000
    • Nikon D3100
    • Nikon D5000
    • Nikon D5100
    • Nikon D7000
    • Nikon D7100
    • Nikon D90
    • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH1
    • Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH2
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