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Tokina 11-16 for Canon: http://amzn.to/2fDSoiY
Tokina 11-16 for Nikon: http://amzn.to/2fE0bx6
I’m going to get my first look at the Tokina 11-16mm DX II wide angle lens. I’ll do a quick overview of the lens and then at the end I’ll show you some test shots with photos and video so be sure to stick around for that.
This was shipped from B&H Photo and I got free expedited shipping on this so it arrived pretty quick. The DX indicates that this lens is for use on crop sensor cameras. The model I have here is for Canon APS-C cameras and later I’ll mount this on my EOS M using a Fotodiox EF to EOS-M adapter. I can tell that the Tokina has some good weight to it. The body feels good in my hand and actually feels better than my Canon 28-135mm kit lens. The zoom ring has a nice tactile rubber ring on it. This Tokina comes with a lens hood which most lenses don’t.
One thing that is different about the Tokina is the switch for auto and manual focus. The Tokina uses a plunger type action to switch between the modes on the focus ring. When it’s switched to manual focus, the ring turns very smoothly. I’ve been wanting to add a wide angle lens to my collection and the Tokina 11-16mm has always been at the top of my list. The combination of price and the constant f2.8 aperture were the top selling points for me.