The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Lens review is the first Tokina lens review I’ve had the pleasure of creating. And it has been a very positive experience. This is a well-built, ultra-wide angle lens that has very good overall image quality and, at review time, has the widest max aperture available in a zoom lens wider than 14mm.
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.
Getting the proper focal length or focal length range is a very important criteria when selecting a lens. And the first attraction to any ultra-wide zoom lens is in fact the ultra-wide focal length range, so let’s review what this focal length range looks like. Being a Tokina “DX” (Digital Format) lens, the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Lens has a smaller-than-full-frame image circle designed to work only on APS-C/1.6x/1.5x FOVCF DSLRs. All of the ultra-wide angle lenses compared in this review are the same in regards to this smaller image circle. Thus, the focal lengths shown for all of the lenses below are similar to 1.6x longer focal lengths on a full frame SLR or DSLR. The Tokina’s 11-16mm frames like a 17.6-25.6mm lens on a full frame DSLR.