Hot Deal: Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 ATX Pro Fx for just $699

Hold on out there! Adorama is offering the Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 ATX for just $699 (click here). Regular price is $849. Offer lasts until March 3oth. This is a lens designed for full-frame cameras, and it is rarely available at this price tag.

This new Tokina lens is the first in a new generation of full frame (FX) lenses designed for professional digital SLR cameras like the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the Nikon D700 and D3x. The 16-28 zoom range gives the professional photographera super-wide angle of view to get close to subject for dramatic effect or to take in entire scenes.NEW Silent DC Motor with GMR senor 
The 16-28 f/2.8 uses a newly developed silent DC motor that allows the lens to focus faster and more quietly then previous generations. The DC motor coupled with a new GMR magnetic AF sensor work together to increase AF Speed.Ashperical and Super-low Dispersion glass elements 
A new, 56mm in diameter, large sizes aspherical glass element is incorporated into the front lens group, while there are 2 more aspherical elements in the rear group. 3 SD super-low dispersion glass elements are also incorporated through-out the optical design to reduce chromatic aberration, give maximum resolution, more even brightness and distortion correction.

One-Touch Focus Clutch 
Tokina’s exclusive One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism allows the photographer to switch between AF and MF simply by snapping the focusring forward for AF and back toward the camera to focus manually. There is no need to change the AF/MF switch on Nikon camera bodies* and there is no second AF/MF switch on the lens for Canon, everything is accomplished by the focus ring.

The lens is designed for digital cameras with full frame (FX= 24mmX36mm) sized CMOS and CCD sensors. It can be used on digital cameras with APS-C (DX) sizes sensors as well.


Maximum Aperture F2.8
Construction 13 Groups / 15 Elements
Angle of View 107.11″ – 76.87°
Closest Focusing Distance 11″ / 0.28 m
Reproduction Ratio 1:5.26
Focusing Mode Internal Focusing
Zoom Mode Rottary Zoom
Aperture Blades 8
Filter Size None
Dimensions Diameter x Length 3.54″ / 90mm x 5.25″ / 133.3mm
Weight 33.51 oz. (950g)
Accessories None

Great Deals for the EOS 5 D Mark II


There are great deals out there for the EOS 5D Mark II. The Canon store has a refurbished 5D Mark II for just  $1,759.20 (click here). May be out of stock when you read this.

To see all Canon’s refurbished gear click here.

We also have a dedicated EOS 5D Mark II page with the latest pictures on Flickr, an eBay live-ticker listing selected 5D Mark II deals, and  more (some is still work in progress, so stay tuned). For more in depth coverage check DPreviews comments and analyses.

EOS 5D Mark II price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

To see all my EOS Mark II coverage click here.

And have a look at the box below, EOS 5D Mark II deals are closer than you ay think.


Deal: Rebel T3i/600D with 18-55 IS for $709 (€540)

Found this deal on eBay. $708.84 (€540) with the 18-55mm IS kit lens.  To know more about the Rebel T3i (600D in Europe) a good start is DPreview’s review.

The specification of the T3i/600D (click here for sample pics):

  • 18 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 4 processor with ISO 100-6400 (Expansion to 12800)
  • Fully articulated 7.7cm (3.0”) 3:2 Clear View LCD with 1,040k dots
  • Full HD movie recording with manual control and selectable frame rates
  • Digital zoom in movie mode (3x – 10x)
  • New ‘Scene Intelligent Auto’ exposure mode (replacing full auto)
  • ‘Basic+’ and ‘Creative Filters’
  • Integrated wireless flash control
  • ‘Video Snapshot’ mode for the creation of multi-take movies


Automatic EOS T3i/600D price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA


Instant Rebates at B&H for Canon Gear

We just got this info. B&H is extending the instant rebates on the Digital Rebels, the 60D, the 7D and the 5D Mark II until March 31.

  • Digital Rebel/EOS xxxD (click here)
  • 60D, 7D and 5D Mark II (click here)
  • Available Instant Rebates on all Canon DSLR cameras and lenses (body only and with kit, click here)
  • Available Instant Rebates on Canon Lenses (click here)
  • Available Instant Rebates on Canon Point&Shot cameras (click here)

HOT! Adorama EOS 5D Mark II Price Drop and Freebies starting at 2pm EST (for 24h)

This is a 24 hour (starting at 2pm EST) promotion to celebrate the 5D Mark II Price Drop. A lot of great accessories are included for free

  • Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body Kit with 8GB CF Memory Card, Spare Canon LP-E6 Battery, Slinger Camera Bag, Flashpoint Professional Battery Grip + FREE: Red Giant Adorama Production Bundle for PC/Mac ($599.00 Retail Value) – All for $2,199 if you click here
Check also:
  • Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body $300 price drop $2199 (click here)
  • Canon EOS-5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body Kit with Canon EF 24-105L Image Stabilized Lens $2999 (click here)

More 5D Mark II deals: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA