Exploring Super Wide Perspective

atx-i 11-16mm
F2.8 CF
WIDE ZOOM

11-16mm f/2.8 AF

Mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F

About atx-i Series

Leaving the honorable AT-X abbreviation, the letter "i" was newly added. "i" stands for "interactive", implying mutual communication between photographer and the lens. This is our believe that this series will provide a tight bond between photographer and the lens in order to capture in the image that the photographer sees around.

Exterior, specifications and performance of Tokina's popular and well acknowledged so far AT-X PRO lenses are reconsidered with the contemporary cameras in mind and launched under atx-i brand.

Product Overview

The Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF is designed as an ultra wide angle zoom lens for APS-C sensor DLSR cameras. It is the only f/2.8 fast ultra wide angle zoom lens for APS-C sized DSLR cameras in the current market (according to internal survey September, 2019).

The useful 11-16mm focal length is chosen in order to position this lens as an easy demanded gear after standard zoom lenses or initial wide angle zoom lens to start with.

A constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout the entire zoom range is realized to achieve great results in low light environments, for depth of field control and easy manual shooting, while maintaining a reasonable size and weight of the lens.

Optical Performance

To achieve an exceptional optical performance demanded for ultra wide angle zoom lens in still and video shooting purposes, two aspherical glass elements and two Super-Low Dispersion glass elements were used in order to minimize distortion, manage spherical aberration and astigmatism while achieving excellent edge-to edge resolution and contrast of the entire image. Great efforts were done to control light fall-off at all focal lengths.

Anti-reflective multi-layer coating improves light transmission and minimizes reflections while water-repellent coating makes wiping and cleaning the surface of the front glass element easier.

Build Quality & Exterior Design

True to traditions, Tokina incorporated a lot of metal parts inside the lens for a reassuring built quality and long time utilization in different shooting conditions.

The sophisticated exterior design is specifically developed to match the design of contemporary DSLR cameras.

Mechanics & Electronics

Precise attention was also payed to zoom and focus ring rotation which has convenient amount with no play and made just enough tightly damped.

The Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF for Nikon F mount incorporates internal silent focusing motor in combination with precise GMR sensor to allow the lens to AF on Nikon bodies that do not have an AF drive gear and motor.

Highly valued One-touch focus Clutch mechanism allows to switch between autofocus and manual focus easy.

The overall length of the Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF does not change when focusing and zooming thanks to internal type of the focus construction.

High-Light Features

  • Ultra-wide 11-16mm focal length
    Ideal for shooting landscapes, interiors, nightscapes, and group shots.
  • Constant maximum aperture of f/2.8
    Great performance in low light shooting, exceptional depth of field control and easy manual management.
  • Excellent optical performance
    Edge-to-edge sharpness, reduced flares and ghosting, excellent contrast.
  • Internal Focus
    No problems with lens balancing and using graduated or polarizing filters.
  • Water-repellent coating
    Easy to wipe and maintain the front element clean.
  • One-touch Focus Clutch mechanism
    Easy AF/MF switching without interruption of the shooting process.
  • Greatly balanced cost performance
    Reasonable pricing compared to high level of performance.


For Still Photography

Ultra-wide 11-16mm focal length, constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 makes this lens an essential tool for the following genres of photography: landscape, group photos and environmental portraits, architecture (especially interiors) automobile photography, street photography and night sky photography.

For Video Content Production

The Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF is designed with videographers and film makers in mind who shoot both stills and video professionally, featuring the following advantages for such a kind of users:

  • Wide cinematic angle enough to feel confident in small places
  • Minimized focus breathing – the subject framing does not show any change with focus adjustment
  • Natural footage - the image is not distorted while panning due to almost zero distortion performance
  • Constant aperture to use zoom while you are filming.

​The Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF is a perfect match to use with gimbal.

  • Ideal wide angle fitting cinematic standards
  • Light weight
  • Zooming abilities that allow user to shoot in different angles using the same lens
  • Since the overall length does not change thanks to internal type of focusing, there is no need to do gimbal calibration every time the angle of view was changed
  • Great color rendering and resolution abilities
  • Affordable price and high quality compared to really expensive cinema lenses

 

Focal Length

11-16mm

Maximum Aperture

f/2.8

Minimum Aperture

f/22

Automatic Aperture

Yes

Angle of View

104°-82°

Minimum Focusing Distance

0.3m

Macro Ratio

1:11.6

Focusing Mode

Automatic

Manual Focusing Ring

Yes

Autofocus Switch

Clutch Ring

Focusing Type

Internal Focus

Sensor Size

APS-C

Filter Size

77mm

Multi-Coating

Yes

Construction E/G

13 Elements in 11 Groups

Aperture Blades

9

Electrical Contacts

Yes

Dimensions

84x89 mm (Nikon F)
84x92 mm (Canon EF)

Lens Hood

BH-77B

Package

Carton Box, Front Lens Cap, Instructions Manual, Lens Hood,
Rear Lens Cap, Warranty Sheet

Warranty

2 Year Limited Warranty

Coatings

Multi-coating

Mounts

Canon EF, Nikon F

Weight

555g

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