For the record, I shoot a Nikon D7000 and am an amateur photographer - so take this review as you wish. I've been thinking about buying a wide-angle lens for a bit and wanted to test a number of options, including non-Nikon branded lenses. I read some reviews that Tokina was a solid alternative to Nikon. For the most part, I can understand the reviews and would agree. That said, there is a critical issue I wanted to share. I am not entirely sure why this happens, but when stacking a circular polarizer on the lens, you get automatic vignetting from the edges of the polarizer when at the lower end of the zoom - 11mm in the case of this lens.To get rid of the issue, the lens had to be at the top end of its zoom capabilities - 16mm. But the problem doesn't stop there. To top things off, when using a Cokin P-series filter holder, the edges of the holder would show in the image - even at the 16mm. To sum this up - if you don't plan on using any filters, I'd recommend the lens. But if you plan to do a lot of landscapes (like myself), I wouldn't recommend it. Cheers.
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X 116 Pro DX-II for Nikon
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Notes: This lens is intended for Nikon DX crop-frame cameras. Mountable with FX full-frame cameras, but the sensor area will not be covered. Reduced image resolution or vignetting can occur dependent on what mode your shooting.
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Lens rental package includes: Front cap, rear cap and UV filter.
Well worth the rental! I took this lens along for a recent Mediterranean cruise and I'm so glad I did. With all the architecture and landscapes available to shoot, this lens did not let me down. I was also able to grab some nice shots inside some beautiful cathedrals in which the lighting was slim to none except for the sunlight coming through the stained glass. I highly recommend this lens if you're looking for an ultra-wide. I would have missed out on a great deal of photos if this was not in the bag for the trip!
I wanted to check out a really wide lense..so I took this one and got some amazing landscape shots..this lense has fast and silent focus..no issues on my d7000 like some claim..i recommend this lense to anyone looking to take good sharp landscape photos. in fact im looking into buying a used one because of excellent image quality.
Excellent lens! Highly recommend renting it. I will likely end up buying it. One warning though... I rented the suggested graduated filter listed on the same page and it made very large vignette's at 11mm. I ended up having to do significant crops on several of my images. I recommend not using the filter listed.