Tokina 11-16mm Lens

July 24, 2008 | Mark Goldstein | Lenses | 2 Comments | |

Tokina ATX 11-16mm F2.8 PRO DXThe Tokina ATX 11-16mm F2.8 PRO DX lens has just been launched in the UK. Tokina’ 11-16mm lens creates super-wide images without ‘fish-eye’ distortion, and is compatible with DSLR cameras with APS-C sized sensors. The AT-X 116 PRO DX features Tokina’s exclusive One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism, which switches between Auto Focus and Manual Focus by simply snapping the focus ring forward for Auto and back towards the camera to focus manually. The Tokina ATX 11-16mm F2.8 PRO DX lens is available in either a Canon or Nikon mount for £489.99 Inc VAT.

Kenro Press Release

Release Date: 21 July 2008

New ultra-wide angle lens from Tokina

Kenro has announced the UK release of a new ultra-wide angle lens from Tokina, the ATX 11-16mm F2.8 PRO DX (AT-X 116 PRO DX) - providing super-wide images without ‘fish-eye’ distortion.

This Tokina 11-16mm lens is compatible with DSLR’s which feature APS-C sized sensors and really sets a new standard for speed and sharpness in digital SLR lenses, featuring a fast f/2.8 aperture for better photography in low-light situations.

The lens is based on the highly rated AT-X 124 PRO DX and it shares many of its predecessor’s qualities, such as superb build quality. The AT-X 116 PRO DX has a slightly shorter zoom range than the AT-X 124 PRO DX to maintain optical quality at wide apertures.

The AT-X 116 PRO DX boasts Tokina’s exclusive One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism. This groundbreaking feature allows the photographer to switch between Auto Focus and Manual Focus by simply snapping the focus ring forward for Auto and back towards the camera to focus manually.

Kenro Managing Director, Paul Kench says, “We are really excited about this new lens as it allows the photographer to achieve all the impact of really wide angle images without the usual bending at the edges that a fish-eye lens gives. Those looking for a lens that will add something special to their photos, even in low lighting conditions, will be impressed with the image and build quality, especially at this price point.”

The lens is available with either a Canon (TOK120) or a Nikon (TOK119) mount with the RRP of £489.99 Inc VAT.

Technical data for AT-X 116 PRO DX:

Mount availability: Canon and Nikon APS-C
Focal length: 11 - 16mm
Maximum aperture: f/2.8
Minimum aperture: f/22
Optical construction: 13 elements in 11 groups.
Coatings: Multi-layer
Angle of view: 104°~82°
Minimum focus distance: 0.3m
Reproduction Ratio: 1:11.6
Focusing Mode: Internal Focusing
Zoom Mode: Rotary Zoom
No. Aperture blades: 9
Filter Size: 77mm
Lens length : 89.2mm
Lens Hood: BH-777
Weight: 560g
Accessories: Flower design Bayonet lens hood (BH77A)

A new Forum for Tokina users has been set-up at, This free-to-use online community allows all Tokina lens users to share their experience using the lenses and offer tips to their peers. There is also the facility for users to upload their photographs taken with Tokina lenses.

Kenro are the official UK distributors for Tokina lenses. See for details of your nearest stockist, or call Kenro on 01793 615836 for more details.

Tokina ATX 11-16mm F2.8 PRO DX

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#1 Tokina Lens User

firstly i'd like to say this is a great little lens. the build quality is superb, the sharpness of images is top notch.

the only downside if you are a relative beginener like me is that it is so wide it takes some getting used to. to get the best from it you really need to fill the frame well.

all in all a great lens.

4:36 pm - Friday, May 1, 2009

#2 Md.Ariful Islam S'uhas

Its a superb ultra wide lens and too sharp even in 2.8 wide open. I love the high class image quality and the true colors it produce with a nice contrast.

Its a common thing that people need more practice to get used to with a special lens like this.

I truly love my TOKINA ATX 116 PRO.

8:09 pm - Monday, August 3, 2009