Is Tokina 11/16 A good lens?

Is Tokina 11/16 A good lens?

This Tokina 11-16mm is the world’s fastest and sharpest ultrawide lens for small format digital cameras (Nikon DX and Canon 1.6x). Considering its bargain price of under $600, its the world’s best ultrawide lens for digital SLRs. It is very well made. Its distortion is much easier to correct than the Nikkor’s.

How good are Tokina lenses?

Tokina lens built is top notch, as good as Nikon pro line. The lens work with all Nikon AF bodies up to the newest digital bodies. Tokina lens is a little soft wide open compared to Nikon but still very acceptable.

Does the Tokina 11-16mm work on full-frame?

The Tokina is equally sharp throughout almost the entire frame, and only in the most extreme corners does the image begin to stretch and blur slightly. In fact, the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 is the ONLY way a Nikon user can get 16mm, f/2.8, and filter threads all in the same lens, on both full-frame and DX!

What is a 11-16mm lens used for?

Focal Length top 11-16mm. When used on a DX camera, it gives angles of view similar to what a 17-24mm lens gives when used on an FX or 35mm camera. When used on a 1.6x camera, it gives angles of view similar to what an 18-25mm lens gives when used on a full-frame or 35mm camera.

What’s considered wide angle lens?

A wide-angle lens has a focal length of 35mm or shorter, which gives you a wide field of view. The wider your field of view, the more of the scene you’ll be able to see in the frame.

Are Tokina lenses weather sealed?

None of these lenses are weather sealed – don’t be confused when you see “WR” (Water Repellent) listed as a spec for the Tokina 11-16. A “coating made of a special compound has been applied to the front surface of the lens through the use of a unique evaporation process.

Are vintage Tokina lenses good?

Old Tokina lenses are pretty good stuff usually. It should say what mount it is somewhere. If it’s Nikon, it will still work on most Nikon cameras without an adaptor with no problem. Take it to a camera shop to ID the mount if you can’t figure it out.

What happens if I use a crop sensor lens on a full frame camera?

Crop frame sensor lenses are designed specifically to match the smaller size of crop sensors. The image coverage on these lenses is designed for a sensor smaller than full frame. If you try to pair a lens built for crop sensors onto a full frame camera then your images will have black edges around them.

What does 16mm lens mean?

Any lens with a focal length lower than 24mm may be referred to as an ultra wide-angle lens. On a crop sensor camera, wide-angle lenses start at a focal length of around 24mm and go down from there. Ultra wide-angle lenses start at around 16mm.

What focal length is best for wide angle?

Lenses for Landscape Photography

  • Selecting the Best Focal Length.
  • General Characteristics of Wide-angle Lenses.
  • Zoom or Prime?
  • Focal Length Analysis.
  • 50mm (33mm) is the focal length that best replicates the normal human field of view.
  • 35mm (24mm) is usually the longest focal length that can be seen as a ‘wide angle’ lens.

Where are Tokina lens made?

This year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of Tokina brand. In May, 1950 Tokyo Koki Manufacturing company (President, Mr. Denkichi KAWAGUCHI) was established in Shinjuku District, Tokyo as an optical products manufacturer and started designing and manufacturing Tokina brand lenses.

What is the Tokina 11-16mm at-X Pro DX lens review?

The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Lens review is one of a group of ultra-wide angle lens reviews I am creating and directly follows the Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM Lens Review . Thus, you are going to see many of the same comparisons and information in each of these reviews.

What is the difference between the Tokina 11-16mm and 14-24mm?

The huge 14-24mm f/2.8 is for film and FX cameras. Used on a DX camera, the 14-24mm’s zoom range is wasted. The 14-24mm f/2.8’s zoom range starts about where the Tokina 11-16mm’s zoom range ends! Not only is the Tokina much smaller, it covers a far better zoom range for DX cameras and can take filters compared to the 14-24mm f/2.8.

Is the Tokina 11-16 the fastest autofocusing lens?

The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Lens is not the fastest autofocusing lens – nor is it the quietest. The 11-16’s micro-motor AF drive focuses reasonably fast, but most of the time (perhaps 90% of the time), the 11-16 will make a second focus adjustment immediately after the first.

Is the Tokina 11-16mm good enough for the Nikon D3?

Here’s a secret: take off the filter and hood and and this Tokina 11-16mm works reasonably well as wide as 15mm, if you don’t mind softer corners wide-open, on film and FX. Shoot in the Nikon D3’s 5:4 mode and you’re good as wide as 13mm!