Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 PRO II DX Lens

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Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Wide Angle Zoom LensTokina has launched a new version of its well thought-of 11-16mm f/2.8 zoom wide-angle that fits APS-C DSLRs. They have added a SD-M (Silent Drive-Module) focus motor to the The 116 PRO DX II that lets it autofocus on every Nikon SLR. The newest edition also features updated surface coatings (which particularly help wide-angle lenses) while they have added a 'GMR' sensor for finding the current position of the focus element, in speeding up autofocus - which is a technology initially announced on the Tokina 16-28 f/2.8 PRO full-frame FX wide-angle. THK Photo.the US distributor says the Nikon edition should be delivering around April plus a Canon version shipping around August. In contrast with the version 1 lens, A Sony version is not mentioned.

One of the finest wide-angle lens available for cameras with APS-C sized sensors. The Tokina AF 11-16mm f/2.8 lens has a maximum aperture of f/2.8, terrific optical quality, and is way faster than the competion's wide-angle lenses. Even though the Tokina lens is sturdier than a tank, Tokina's lens caps are nothing to e-mail home about. Now, that's the assumption I made when the lens cap on the Tokina broke when my camera fell a few inches onto a very soft mat. My impression of the construction of this cap with its fragile appearing, plastic clips is not good. If you buy this lens, I'd suggest you protect your and and install a Nikon 77mm lens cap and lose the Tokina lens cap that ships with the lens.

The Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX 11-16mm f/2.8 is an ultra-wide angle lens with a fast f/2.8 aperture designed for great images in poor-light environments. A majority of photojournalists regard having an f/2.8 aperture a must have lens for their camera bag.  The new AT-X 116 PRO DX has a somewhat shorter zoom range than the award-winning optical design of the AT-X 124 PRO DX (12-24mm f/4) lens, to sustain optical quality when using wide apertures.

The exclusive One-touch Focus Clutch on the Tokina lens permits the user to change AF and MF by clicking the focus ring to the forward position for AF and toward the camera for manual focusy. The AF-MF switch does not have to be moved on Nikon cameras** and for Canon, this is the only AF/MF switch on the lens, it is all is achieved by using the focus ring. Dec 17, 2010 ✓

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Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX Autofocus Wide Angle Zoom Lens

* 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.

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Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens Reviewed by Gene Wright on . Rating: 5