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Tokina AT-X Pro DX 11-16mm F/2.8 Asph for Sony/ Minolta

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  • All metallic moving parts are coated with a special lubricant to improve durability.
  • PRO models have a hardened Alumite (Armalite) finish to increase durability and give a top-quality feel and finish.
  • Use of our special alloy Duralumin for metal parts provides excellent durability, stabilizes torque and provides better handling. It also maintains smoother operation under all conditions.
  • Resistance to flare and ghosting, plus faithful color reproduction are all achieved by a unique coating technique - yet another reason for Tokina's reputation for incredibly sharp and clean images.
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 8 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B00385YI9I
  • Item model number: AT-X 116 PRO DX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 29, 2010

Product Description

The Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX is an ultra-wide angle lens with a fast f/2.8 aperture for better photography in low-light situations. Many photojournalists consider having an f/2.8 aperture a must for any lens in their camera bag. Based on the award-winning optical design of the AT-X 124 PRO DX (12-24mm f/4) lens, the AT-X 116 PRO DX has a slightly shorter zoom range to maintain optical quality at wide apertures. Tokina?s exclusive One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism 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 need to change the AF-MF switch on Nikon cameras*** and there is no second AF/MF switch on the lens for Canon, everything is accomplished by the focus ring. * The lens is designed for Digital cameras with APS-C sized CMOS and CCD sensors, not designed for cameras with Full Frame sensors. ** Please note, the Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX lens itself is not waterproof or water resistant. *** Will not AF when used on Nikon D40 SLR camera body. ? 13 Elements in 11 Groups ? Minimum Focus Distance: 30cm ? Angle of view: 104?~82? ? Filter size: °77mm Ultra-Wide, Ultra-Speed Lens Hood

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A little soft at 11mm but that's acceptable.
Dr. S. Tejesh
It's a great lens and I use it for low light, landscape and recently star photography and it's really sharp.
Rudi
This is a very high quality lens, in terms of image quality and build quality.
Philip

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey Foss on February 1, 2011
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The Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 AT-X Pro DX (Sony fit) is a top notch super-wide lens for APS-C. It has amazing command of distortion keeping straight lines straight. It is bright, clear and sharp with vivid true color. Detail is staggering edge to edge. Beautiful bokah. Solid and desirable build quality.

Once you realize Everything Beyond Eight Feet Is Infinity, you can relax and enjoy the ride. When shooting distant landscapes, use manual focus and pin it all the way to infinity and a little Past it where you can No Longer Turn the focus ring. Use AF for most everything else inside 8'. To increase its light gathering performance above its already lofty bar, I use maximum Dynamic Range Optimization (DRO+) and low contrast settings. You can still use standard filters instead of the pricy ultra thins by simply zooming to 12mm. At 11mm, standard filters will create a slight vignette (in this case, minute but annoying enough high contrast corner shadows).

For months, I researched wide primes and zooms searching for the perfect pro Sony fit that was not exorbitantly priced. Current pricing of preferred Sony G and Zeiss wide aperture lenses is, well, in need of evaluation. I am profoundly picky artistically as I am extremely enthralled with this lens which has proven itself a perfect mate for my Sony Alpha 350. I hope Tokina will create an array of pro wide aperture lenses at friendlier prices for the Sony Alpha line. You are going to love this prize jewel.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Alejandro J Ceppi on January 27, 2013
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This is not the kind of lens that most people will buy to begin their collection of interchangeable lenses, especially if they bought their camera with an 18-55 mm kit zoom lens. They will probably prefer to buy first a better 17-50 mm zoom and/or a zoom with a longer focal distance range or maybe a nice prime lens of whatever focal distance might suit the kind of photos they take. A focal distance range going from 11 to 16 mm is, even for an APS-C sensor, quite wide and although some photos of landscapes taken with such short focal distances might look outstanding, a zoom like this is far from being an all-terrain lens and one has to be careful and prudent when using it, especially if preferring to avoid odd looking images. But once you decide you want or need an ultra-wide zoom, I think that the Tokina 11-16 mm f/2.8 is a great choice.

I bought this super-wide mainly to use with my Sony A580 to take photos of interiors (indoors) of buildings (for architectural photography) for which focal distances in between 14 and 16 mm (for APS-C sensors) work great. I also found out while trying this zoom that a 16 mm focal distance also works great to take pictures of the buildings themselves and that shorter focal distances come very handy when you need afterwards to correct perspective and straighten vertical lines while editing, as you would have been able to leave some space around the photographed object that you will be able to crop out later as needed. A super-wide lens turned out to be for me a must when I decided to get serious about architectural photography.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By I Live in 91607 on March 6, 2012
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I read so many glowing reviews about this lens I decided to sell the Sigma 10-20 and purchase this one because of the f/2.8 aperture. The first copy I received had SEVERE purple and green fringing. I returned it for another copy and it had the same issues but not as bad. I read where this is just characteristic of Tokina lenses. It's somewhat correctable in PS but still a hassle to go through when you've got 100+ photos to "auto correct." The green fringing is harder to get rid of than the purple fringing. But on the plus side, I do like being able to shoot at 2.8 and get decent results. I shoot a lot of twilights and shooting at 2.8-4.0 with a lo-ISO really helps shutter speed compared to the Sigma 4.0. With the Sigma, anything below 8.0 was completely unacceptable. The Tokina is OK sharp - not razor sharp but good enough for my needs. I'm shooting with a Sony A77 and unfortunately, I've been through the Sigma, the Sony and have settled on the Tokina for my wide angle needs. When I have time, I will eventually send the Tokina to a repair center for calibration to see if they can calibrate the lens.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ynotw84me2day on October 28, 2010
This is a PHENOMENAL LENS. Solid build. Great aperture, and consistent sharp snapshots with my Sony a55. I highly recommend this for anyone who loves to take indoor shots (natural lighting) & wide scenes.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dr. S. Tejesh on April 7, 2011
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Have owned it for six months now. Crystal clear pictures! I think I've clicked over 2000 exposures and the lens performs like a dream. A little soft at 11mm but that's acceptable. The lens is very well made. Excellent value for money.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Philip on December 5, 2011
This is a very high quality lens, in terms of image quality and build quality. The only other ultrawide I've used is a friend's Sigma 10-20 F4-F5.6. This lens is much sharper, in my opinion. If this is your first ultrawide, be aware that they take some getting used to; 11mm is more different from 16 or 18mm than you might think. But if you need to go that wide, this is a really good choice. I use it mostly for nature landscapes, and it's usually set around F8. I really only use it at F2.8 indoors. It's also very good for cityscapes.

The hood is pretty darn big; that's the nature of this ultrawide beast. It's not that big a deal, though, really. I can store it in my full size camera backpack and in my Lowepro 102AW with the hood reversed, so don't worry about the big hood. You don't want to leave it behind, though. I've read that it really does help control flare in this lens. The only time I shoot without the hood is when the lens is pressed up against a window pane. And you can safely do that with this lens, because the front element doesn't extend beyond the end of the lens barrel.

I heartily recommend this lens, in case I haven't made that clear enough.
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