I like to field test each and every lens I pick up for resale. It adds a layer of comfort for me, as well as the person who ends up purchasing the lens down the road.
This specific lens was designed for wide angle, landscape photography and astrophotography. It features low dispersion glass elements which are one of the most important features found on this lens, or any similar lens for that matter. ED lens elements give the Tokina 16-28mm the ability to capture super sharp, chromatic aberration free images. ED glass is especially critical to shooting appealing astro photos and astro landscapes!
All of the following photographs were captured with an aperture of f22, this lenses minimum aperture setting. Diffraction becomes a problem with most lenses when shooting at or above f/16 or so. The ED, or SD lens elements in the Tokina AT-X Pro help remedy this situation, but will not eliminate it completely.
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So without delving into a bunch of technical jargon let’s take a look at a few of the photographs I captured using this lens.
I was not able to spend as much time as I had wanted with this lens. Though I did spend just enough time with it to get a good feel for it’s capabilities. Although it is a very good lens, one that I would definitely recommend, it is far from perfect!
This lens is heavy due to it’s gigantic 500lb front element. I should also add that I didn’t feel the same level of confidence when shooting with the Tokina 16-28mm as I do with say the Sigma 18-36mm Art lens. Partially because of the massive front element which I was constantly aware of the entire time It was attached to my camera body. With that much weight hanging off the front of the lens, it just feels unbalanced a bit.
I also felt like Tokina could have paid more attention to the fluidity of the focus throw. It too feels a little sloppy, or maybe not sloppy but not quite as silky smooth and effortless as other lenses within similar specs.
Other than a few details I was very impressed with it. Beyond landscape photography the Tokina 16-28mm f2.8 has a very short minimum focus distance, allowing you to get right up on your subjects.
As Ive already mentioned though, I don’t want to get to much into the details of this lens. I would rather you appreciate the photographs Ive captured with it. Then come to your own conclusions after all pictures speak louder than words!
If you made it this far here is something a little extra for you. This time lapse of rolling clouds was captured using the Tokina 16-28mm f2.8 lens. All of the photography on this page was captured using a Canon 7D Mark I! Yep I love it and I still use it for almost all of my work!
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