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Tokina AT-X Pro FX 16-28mm f/2.8 For Canon

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  • Maximum Aperture: F2.8
  • Construction: 13 Groups / 15 Elements
  • Angle of View: 107.11" - 76.87°
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 11" / 0.28 m
  • Reproduction Ratio: 1:5.26
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.5 x 5.2 inches ; 2.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B003V1YGT6
  • Item model number: AT-X 16 - 28 PRO FX
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 27, 2010

Product Description

This Tokina lens is the first in a new generation of full frame (FX) lenses designed for professional digital SLR cameras like the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the Nikon D700 and D3x. The 16-28 zoom range gives the professional photographer a super-wide angle of view to get close to subject for dramatic effect or to take in entire scenes.

  • Silent DC Motor with GMR senor - The 16-28 f/2.8 uses a newly developed silent DC motor that allows the lens to focus faster and more quietly then previous generations. The DC motor coupled with a new GMR magnetic AF sensor work together to increase AF Speed.
  • Ashperical and Super-low Dispersion glass elements - 56mm in diameter, large sizes aspherical glass element is incorporated into the front lens group, while there are 2 more aspherical elements in the rear group. 3 SD super-low dispersion glass elements are also incorporated through-out the optical design to reduce chromatic aberration, give maximum resolution, more even brightness and distortion correction.
  • One-Touch Focus Clutch - Tokinas 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 camera bodies and there is no second AF/MF switch on the lens for Canon, everything is accomplished by the focus ring.

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Customer Reviews

Wrapping this review, I have to re-emphasize the great enjoyment I had from this Tokina.
M. Stanley Bubien
Lack of filters is inconvenient, minor flaring and CA are present and minor distortion is evident at 16mm, but this is to be expected in this type of lens.
Jamie E Paris
Only issue I have with this lens is that the optical element sticks out quite a bit, and because of that there is no way to put a filter on this lens.
Sager Patel

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By RL on April 26, 2012
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There are a lot of positive reviews on this lens so I won't elaborate here other than state I purchased the Canon 16 - 35 2.8 L lens initially but was disappointed with the distortion and edge resolution. At the price, the Canon should be much better than what it is. I took a chance with this Tokina based on the many positive reviews and validated that all those great reviews are true! Yes, the lens is heavy but so much better than the Canon optically. Mechanically the lens feels well made although I understand it isn't weather sealed as with the Canon. Factoring-in the price, this is a great value. My sample has excellent resolution wide-open with hardly any distortion. The lens cap has been improved and is now a pinch-type thick plastic cover that encloses the len's integrated lens hood. I use this with my Canon 5d MKII and also have a 24-105 L Lens.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Jay Adeff on April 22, 2011
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I got this lens to replace my Canon 16-35mm 2.8L which is not such a great lens on a full frame body. The Tokina is outstanding. Very sharp at f/2.8 at all focal lengths. The lack of distortion compared to the Canon is amazing, and its definitely sharper than the Canon. It's also built like a tank; very solid and heavy, and it has the smoothest zoom ring I've ever felt on a modern AF lens. I highly recommend this lens to anyone with a full frame camera.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By M. Stanley Bubien on August 12, 2012
I'm not technical enough to write a good optics review at this point, I will stick to a "functional" review.

I rented this lens and the new Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens. To put it plainly, I haven't seen great results from any Canon wide-zoom, even the 16-35 L II, a lens I came to hate due to softness issues. Since the 24mm IS is brand new, and in the focal length I'm looking for, that was a good choice. And since the Tokina here had rave reviews, and was a wide zoom (which I'd prefer over a prime), AND had to be better than that waste-of-money Canon 16-35 L II... well here I am!

I used both lenses on a trip to Yosemite and Hearst Castle. Mostly outdoor with some very dark no-flash indoor shots.

After a day of flipping lenses, I found myself choosing the Tokina over the Canon almost reflexively, and not just beacuse of my near-childish love of ultra-wide 16mm shots! The variable zoom ranges made this the "right" lens for any (outdoor) situation I would find myself in. I could shoot at 24mm, step *really* close and fire again at 16mm... often with more pleasing results at the wider end. It's also fairly fast, so I had some success indoors, but not nearly as much as with the Canon 24 IS. I still don't quite have knack for human photography in the wide areas, but because this Tokina goes to 28mm (which felt telephoto-ish after shooting at 16mm!) allowing me to score some decent shots of people, as long as they were not too close.

One drawback for me was indoor shooting in comparison to the Canon 24mm IS. Just a month after purchasing a Canon 70-200mm f/4 IS, I am now a total sucker for Image Stabilization.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By JesselSummers on June 20, 2013
I loved this lens and used it lightly for two months; I bought it new from Adorama with warranty. I kept it in a dedicated sleeve in my backpack, only taking it out when shooting. The AF mechanism quit working in the middle of a shoot after 2 months of ownership. I mailed the lens into Tokina with receipt. When I followed up a week later, the gentleman in repairs quoted me a $203 Out-of-Warranty repair due to internal sand damage. The lens hasn't been dropped in sand, taken into antelope canyon, shot with in sand dunes- nothing. However, I have put my Canon 17-40 through h*ll and back over the last four years without so much as an operational hiccup. I'll be returning to Canon's 16-35Lii shortly. The sharpness of this lens is outstanding- Better than canon's 16-35L. However, I cannot recommend it to serious photographers due to it's apparent frailty.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Khiem Do on February 12, 2011
I have had this lens for a couple weeks now but have not had the opportunity to use it in a real world situation yet. I'm chiefly interested in 2.8 and 16mm to 20mm and bought this over the Zeiss 18mm 3.5 and the Canon 17-40mm/4. So far, at these focal lengths and at 2.8, the Tokina is very good for the price, about half of a Canon 16-35mm/2.8 ii. It does not take filters and if you use it for video, may be with the price difference you can get 1 the Lee filter adapters for the ND's. I do my filter effects otherwise more conveniently on PS :-D. It is also heavy and cumbersome and the lens cap is an issue, you'll have to make your own. I use a lenscoat cover which fits but not very convenient and have yet to find an appropriate replacement cap from tupperware or from the plumbing dpt of my hardware store. AF is positive and fast, just not nearly silent as with a Canon USM.
Optically it does not disappoint however. It is as good as my Canon FD 24mm 1.4 at 2.8, noticeably better than my (excellent) Sigma 24-60mm/ 2.8, only to concede to the Canon EF 24mm/1.4 ii. At the wide end it easily beats my Sigma 14mm/2.8 and Canon 17-35mm/2.8 (older version). I would recommend it if your photography is leisurely paced (i.e. landscapes vs press). I bought mine early at $850 and Vs the Canon 16-35mm ii (which I do not have and cannot compare with), $800 buy you a ticket to Europe or to Japan to shoot something else than your own backyard.


I've been using this lens lately in working conditions, people photography, fast paced, up close, sometimes with only one hand in contortionist position, guess focus and 'blind' focus.
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