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Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX for Sony

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NOTE: this is for crop sensor (DX) Alpha cameras only.

The 11-16mm gives a true f/2.8 aperture in an ultra-wide angle lens, something not available from anyone else. This lens is made for crop sensor cameras only. Reviews are excellent, although most do note that it’s not quite as sharp at f/2.8 as it is when stopped down a bit.

Only Works With: Sony crop sensor cameras such as the A58, A77, A65.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

Comparing the ultra-wide, crop sensor camera lenses is an extremely difficult task, so I’ll put the summary first: they all deliver excellent image quality and you can’t go wrong with any of them. To my “just taking pictures” assessment, they are all excellent. There are some differences though, so I’ll try to point those out (that way you can better choose the one that’s best for you.)

  • The Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 is the widest (and remember, 8mm is 20% wider than 10mm, so it’s a very real difference). Not quite as sharp in the corners as the others, and lower maximum aperture, but it’s really pretty good, especially considering it’s the widest of the wide.
  • The Sigma 10-20mm f/3.5 has a bit more distortion than the others but delivers very nice images. It has a great build quality, and does pretty much everything well.
  • The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 gives you the widest aperture if you’ll be working in low light (with ultra wides, depth of field is rarely an important point), but it’s a bit soft at f/2.8, so the aperture advantage isn’t huge (I usually shoot it at f/3.5 if I can to get it sharper). It has very little vignetting and distortion, probably the least of the group. Unfortunately, it does show quite a bit of chromatic aberration at times. Overall it may be the best image quality of the group.

But like I said above: they’re all excellent. We hardly ever get anything but happy comments about any of them.

Filter Size
77mm (nonrotating front element)
Aperture
f2.8-22
Length
3.5”
Diameter
3.1”
Weight
1.1 lb (without tripod collar)
Hood
BH-777
Minimum Focusing Distance
1 foot
Maximum Magnification
0.09x
Angle of view: (crop frame)
104 to 82 degrees
Zoom method
Internal
Image Stabilization
None
Focusing System
Internal, AF-MF Clutch
Aperture Blades
9, circular
Groups/Elements
11/13
Low Dispersion Elements
2
Fluorite Elements
0
Aspherical Elements
2
Weather Resistant
No
System
Sony Alpha
Autofocus
Yes

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60 days $27.00 $185.00 $212.00 $3.53
90 days $35.00 $238.00 $273.00 $3.03
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4 days $31.00 $7.75
7 days $41.00 $5.86
10 days $55.00 $5.50
14 days $72.00 $5.14
21 days $96.00 $4.57
30 days $121.00 $4.03
45 days $158.00 $3.51
60 days $185.00 $3.08
90 days $238.00 $2.64

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