Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 Pro DX AF Review

Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 Pro DX

Here's a fantastic piece of glass from Tokina. The reviews plentiful and good on the B&H photo site (4.5 stars). In August 2009 both B&H and Adorama are sold out.

When the giants are sold out you know there are a lot of people trying to get their hands on this lens.

This lens is for cameras with the APS-C Sensor that don't need a motor built into the lens to auto focus. It will work on the D50, D70, D80, D90, D300 and the soon to be released D300s. It's a DX lens so it will not work on the D700 or the other full frame Nikon cameras. It also will not work on the D40, D60, D5000 because they all need the focusing motor built into the lens.

So if you own a compatible camera (D50, D70, D80, D90, D300) and are in need of an ultra wide angle zoom this lens is definitely worth careful consideration.

What's Cool
Price (about $600)
Fast Constant 2.8 Aperture
Heavy Duty Build Quality
Quick Focus
Sharp Focus

Nikon does not have an exact match in this range. The Nikon 14-24 F/2.8 is about $1,800 and next closest Nikon lens is a 10-24mm F3.5-4.5 variable aperture and it's a little over $800.

It's a high quality lens that's well tested and has received many great reviews and it's under $600.

Want to see some cool pics taken with this lens?
Check out this Flickr group.

Check the price at buy it from B&H photo. They have been in business since 1973. They sell quality products at good prices and treat their customer right.
Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 at

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Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX (


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