Tokina Opera 16-28mm F/2.8 Review (Photography Blog)

Tokina Opera 16-28mm F/2.8

Tokina Opera 16-28mm f/2.8 at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Three Low Dispersion Elements
  • Multi-Coating
  • Silent Drive DC Motor Autofocus System
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Built-In Lens Hood

Photography Blog reviewed the Tokina Opera 16-28mm F/2.8 lens for full frame DSLRs.

From their conclusion:

Sporting a more modern design that made its debut on the Opera 50mm f/1.4, this lens is well-suited to Canon and Nikon’s high-end full-frame DSLRs in both styling and size. 

Less appealing is the slightly sluggish, audible AF system, the inability to fit a traditional filter system, and the lack of any weather-sealing, whilst the push/pull focal clutch mechanism is satisfyingly retro but less convenient than automatic manual focus over-ride.

Image quality is very good. Chromatic aberrations are well controlled and bokeh is surprisingly appealing when shooting at 28mm. 

The only real optical issues are obvious vignetting and some barrel distortion at at the 16mm wide-angle focal length, a slight lack of centre sharpness when shooting wide-open at f/2.8 throughout the zoom range, and rather poor corner sharpness between f/2.8-5.6.

Read the review…

Tokina Opera 16-28mm f/2.8:

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Deal: Tokina AT-X PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens – $329 (reg. $499, today only)

Token At-x

Token AT-X 11-16mm at a glance:

  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Designed for Cameras with APS-C Sensors
  • Internal Focusing AF Motor
  • One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism
  • Two Aspheric Lens Elements
  • Two Super-Low Dispersion Lens Elements
  • Multi-Layer Coating
  • 77mm Filter Thread

Only for today (5/20/19) B&H Photo has the Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 lens (Canon mount) on sale at $329. Compare at $499. Frees shipping.

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Likes
– Image quality
– Bokeh
Dislikes
– It feels like Tokina isn’t trying as hard as they can despite this being a very good lens


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Certainly, we wouldn’t hold the limitations of its 4K mode against the little EOS M50 too much, because there’s still a lot of camera here for the money. For less than US$800 street, you can get both the M50 body and a kit lens, and have yourself a very capable still shooter with good image quality out of the box, and the potential for even more from raw or C-RAW.
And you’ll also find great performance and handling in the M50’s relatively lightweight, compact body that pairs beautifully with Canon’s EF-M lenses, and can also accept the company’s many, many years of EF lenses via the optionally-available (and rather pricey) EOS M mount adapter, or more affordable third-party equivalents.


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Tokina Announces New opera 16-28mm F2.8 Lens For Full Frame Cameras

Tokina Opera 16-28mm

Tokina opera 16-28mm F2.8 at a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Three Low Dispersion Elements
  • Multi-Coating
  • Silent Drive DC Motor Autofocus System
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Built-In Lens Hood

The Tokina opera 16-28mm F2.8 can be pre-ordered for $699 at B&H Photo | Adorama

Press release:

New Tokina opera 16-28mm F2.8 FF

Inspired by the focal length and aperture of the widely acknowledged Tokina AT-X 16-28mm F2.8 PRO FX lens, Tokina opera 16-28mm F2.8 FF has been developed with the same concept as the already released opera 50mm F1.4 FF, to offer the photographers another contemporary tool for professional photography. Super wide angle, superior resolving ability coupled with high contrast and beautiful bokeh rendering, fast f/2.8 constant aperture throughout the zoom range and accurate AF drive system make this lens attractive for photographers who specialize in landscape, interior architect, documentary, environmental style portrait and night sky/time lapse photography genres.

Sales start date worldwide: March 15th, 2019

EAN code: 4961607 634660 (for Canon EF mount full frame)
EAN code: 4961607 634677 (for Nikon F mount full frame)

Deal: Tokina AT-X PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 – $329 (reg. $499, today only)

Tokina AT-X PRO DX-II 11-16mm

Tokina AT-X PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 at a glance:

  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Designed for Cameras with APS-C Sensors
  • Internal Focusing AF Motor
  • One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism
  • Two Aspheric Lens Elements
  • Two Super-Low Dispersion Lens Elements
  • Multi-Layer Coating
  • 77mm Filter Thread

Only for today (1/6/19) B&H Photo has the Tokina AT-X PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 lens on sale at $329. Compare at $499. Free shipping. Nikon version also available at same price.

More selected and exclusive deals:

Pre Black Friday Deal: Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 Lens – $369 (reg. $499)

Black Friday

Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 at a glance:

  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Designed for Cameras with APS-C Sensors
  • Internal Focusing AF Motor
  • One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism
  • Two Aspheric Lens Elements
  • Two Super-Low Dispersion Lens Elements
  • Multi-Layer Coating
  • 77mm Filter Thread

B&H Photo has the Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8 lens (Canon EF mount) on sale at $369 as a pre Black Friday deal. Compare at $499.