APS-C shooters will tell you just how difficult it can be to find good ultra-wide lenses. Tokina knows this, and they have been making wide lenses for crop cameras for some time now. According to Tokina, the new 11-16mm f2.8 is one of their best ultra-wides yet. Designed with landscape, architecture, documentary, and astrophotography in mind, this Tokina lens for Canon and Nikon APS-C DSLR’s might be the one you’ve been waiting for.
The new Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 CF lens has been completed re-designed so that users receive vastly improved image quality. The constant f2.8 aperture means this ultra-wide lens will be great to use in any low light situation you may find yourself in. The new optics should provide excellent edge-to-edge sharpness and resolution while also reducing flare and ghosting. According to Tokina, you will also see excellent contrast and color reproduction. The front element also has a new waterproof topcoat, which should make it easier to clean.
The Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 features 13 elements in 11 groups and nine aperture blades. The angle of view ranges from 104 degrees to 82 degrees, it has an aperture range from f2.8 to f22, and a filter thread size of 77mm. The lens weighs 1.2lbs (555 grams) with a length of 3.3-inches (84mm) and a diameter of 3.6-inches (91.7mm) for Canon, and 3.5-inches (89.2mm) for Nikon. On Canon DSLR APS-C cameras, this new Tokina lens will be the equivalent of a 17.6-25.6mm lens, and on Nikon DSLR crop cameras, it will act like a 16.5-24mm lens. This will give plenty of width to those who want to shoot landscapes. It sounds like it might be a great lens to adapt to the Nikon Z 50.
The One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism featured on the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 CF lens should make switching from autofocus to manual focus nice and easy. While in autofocus mode, all you’ll need to do is snap the focus ring back toward the camera to engage manual focus control. You’ll also find hard stops on either side of the focus range. The new Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 will cost just $449 when it hits store shelves on November 8th, 2019. If you’d like to place a pre-order, you can do so starting on October 17th, 2019. For more information about this new lens, head to the official Tokina website.