Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro lens review with samples (APS-C & Full-frame)

Today I’m looking at the newest, and most expensive, ultra-wide angle lens for APS-C cameras, and the successor to Tokina’s rather popular, original 11-16mm f/2.8 lens. It’s designed for APS-C but it can also physically fit on a full-frame camera – so I’ve tested it on a Canon 6D, too. Have Tokina pulled a new masterpiece of a lens out of the bag? Or, in adding extra focal range, have they bitten off more than they can chew?

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SatsueiSuki says:

make the review of 14-20mm please !!

Lewis Kennedy says:

Do you plan on doing a review on the new Tokina 14-20mm F2.
Also your videos are amazing man. Thanks Please keep them coming!

xye razon says:

will this work with eos m5?

Jimmy Au says:


rich Mck says:

I actually wanted to see them side by side in a video of yours, and with images to show the CA and colours when wide open…
Still, I will d my homework. Thanks once again sir!

Ankit Banerjee says:

Hi Chris,
Would you recommend spending twice as much on this lens over the canon 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 for landscapes and architecture?

I also plan on starting on astrophotography sometime in the future (probably get the samyang 14mm f2.8 for that). Given that this lens is faster and built better, is the more than double price over the 10 18 worth?


rich Mck says:

…Thought carefully about what your cons are with this lens!
And I agree, to part with so much money especially when I will eventually go fullframe makes me think again…
For video this would be better, me thinks…

So then, what would you suggest as an alternative? I have considered a prime lens, but all the L glass seems to be a tad costly 🙁
Taking into account wide angle and lots of light are the key factors which I want from a lens.
Manyt thanks once again for your expert advice in all your videos 🙂

joroBGsf says:

Dear Chris, please say something about Tokina atx pro 28-70 2.8 for Canon 60d. Thanks

sammy francis Q. II diaz says:

u didnt try the lens on 17mm or 20mm on test shots… can i have ur thoughts on it? does the softness on corners lessen if u zoom more from 16 going to 17 and 20mm

Bony bones nogara says:

hey Christ, i have one question,.. how fast and good is the Auto focus and does it focus fast and as good as my canon kit lens???

S Gain says:

Thank you for the review. I already have the Tokina 11-16 and was thinking of going for this 11-20 only for more useful zoom range. Seeing your review made me realize that it would be a mistake to go for the more expensive 11-20. Thank you for saving my money 🙂

Ken Tanaka says:

Please review the 14-20 f2 Tokina!

Hrvoje Bazina says:

Is the difference between 10mm and 11mm actually big?

dibyaroop roy says:

So what super wide angle lens do you suggest that I can use on my D3300 but with a lower aperture value like 2.8 at the reasonable budget?

gusferde says:

that bokeh is not bad, just seems different

Adamski says:

Hi, I just got this lens but all my pictures (day & night) seem to be very grainy? Can anyone help?

Johnny CincoCero says:

Will this work on an Fx camera?

Bahman Sahab says:

Hi Chris, Please review Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro FX Lens

savnac Music says:

what do you prefer?? the 11-16, or the 11-20? for sharpness and performance?

Mayur Gijam says:

does it has image stabilisation?

Paul Lehman says:

Correct where I may be off base but a lens this wide would likely be used a lot for landscape shots…which are usually done with a tripod….which usually warrants turning off any image stabilization. If that is correct and the reason I would be buying this lens for landscape shots, then should there be any worry about it not having IS?

huicong zhang says:

I want to buy a wide angle lens. I considered to buy Tokina 11-16 or 11-20. Can you give me some suggestions? Does is it worth to buy 11-20?

Ken Tanaka says:

Please do a video of the best wide angle zooms for APSC cameras

Luciano Angioni says:

What is the Best Best version? 11-16 or 11-20?

Patrick Bateman says:

Would this lens be good for the Nikon D500?

tattotoro says:

On the 16mm mark on Full Frame is it the same perspective with a normal 16mm design for FF?

Gianna Giavelli says:

cwowmatic abewattion? just teasing. love u chris


I’ve seen your review of the Tokina 11-16 mm as well. It was a good review. Looking at the review of this lens however, it would seem that you prefer the 11-16 mm over the longer and more recently produced 11-20 The 11-16 is great for photographic and video application. The 11-20 mm more for video.

steve blow says:

Ahahaha tokina AF shame on you

Connor Gurr says:

How different is this to the 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 in relation to image quality

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