Tokina has been known to be a maker of the world’s finest lens for SLR and DSLR cameras and this year they have reached another level with this Tokina 16-28 lens. This lens is available for use on Nikon and Canon cameras.
First off, the Tokina 16-28 is cost effective compared to both Canon or Nikon lens in the same league. The Nikon 14-24mm model cost nearly double than that of the 16-28mm. The Canon 16-35mm also follows the same patter here.
Not many other lens exceed the quality of the Tokina 16-28mm. The lens is made for for the Full Frame DSLR user, mainly aimed to compete with both Canon’s and Nikon’s camera lens.
The 16-28mm is also Tokina’s first wide-angle lens produced for the Full Frame DSLR at the time of this writing. They also make a dedicated one called the Tokina 11-16 lens.
Nearly every aspect of photography is encompassed in this lens. Sharpness, contrast, distortion, vignetting, and chromatic aberration are all controlled extraordinarily by the lens, giving the user complete control of photography.
It is also made well, feels solid and professional, as a professional grade lens should feel. This lens will stand extreme weather and environment condition. Many professional photographers who are on assignment will surely benefit from this feature.
Very few downsides exist with the 16-28mm lens. First off, there is no filter, which can be argued to be the greatest flaw of the lens, but even so, users can live without filters.
There is also no image stabilization, which again, is not a huge issue. Because this is a wide angle lens with wide aperture, the lack of an image stabilization feature is not a problem. Lastly, it is heavy, which is contributed to it being well made and feeling solid.
Price is the main factor that should be considered when purchasing this lens, which only cost around half for both the Nikon and the Canon equivalent. You can easily get the same quality as the Nikon or Canon equivalent for just half the cost of this lens.
Overall though, this is a fantastic lens that can be used by any user, and it will satisfy any landscape photographer. Although this is a solidly well made lens, do remember to always take care of your lens.
By doing so, you will get more years out of your lens and will be able to enjoy photography more with it.