Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 FF Opera

 
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(From Tokina lens literature) Tokina opera 16-28mm F2.8 FF is a super wide zoom lens featuring super wide angle at 16mm and traditional wide angle at 28mm that stands at the border where the standard zoom angle range begins, thus providing the photographer practically full wide angle coverage with only one lens.

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 architecture, street snap, documentary, environmental style portrait and night sky/time lapse photography genres.

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opera 16-28mm F2.8 FF is available for Nikon F and Canon EF mounts.

Optical performance

The new Tokina opera 16-28mm F2.8 FF incorporates a complex optical design with 15 elements in 13 groups, 3 of which are of aspherical type including large aspherical P-MO element and 3 are glass molded Low-Dispersion (SD) elements for effective suppression of chromatic and spherical aberrations.

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This optical design performs just optimal resolution at the aperture wide open that greatly increases by stepping down to f/4 and narrower. To make the lens suitable for landscape shooting and BW photography, engineers made maximum efforts to realize high level of contrast and rich color gradation in the image.

Tokina Opera 16-28mm F2.8 FF Review -- Product Image

Tokina Opera 16-28mm F2.8 FF Review -- Product Image

The "bulb-like" shape front element cannot allow to attach photographic filter, but greatly contributes to low distortion and low light falloff. Superior color rendering will allow the photographer to capture the nature scenery in rich blue colors without using C-PL filter, and the in-built hood petals will serve as a protection from accidental damage of the front element.

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Due to well handled spherical aberration, Tokina opera 16-28mm F2.8 FF creates gentle bokeh rendering at 28mm tele side, making this lens standing apart from other super wide angle lenses.

Ergonomics and exterior design

The new Tokina opera 16-28mm F2.8 FF has been designed to provide the photographer comfort and confidence during the shooting. The lens comes in a sophisticated, gorgeous but yet simple and slim housing with well balanced zoom and focus ring arrangement. opera 16-28mm F2.8 FF is designed to fit top class DSLR cameras and by no means meant to be light-weight and compact. It is the lens that, once hold in hand, makes the photographer realize himself involved into the shooting process and is suggested for those who are serious about photography.

The directional rotation of the focus ring matches the direction of proprietary Nikon and Canon lenses.

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Fast and accurate AF

The lens uses Silent Drive module that allows the lens to focus speedy and quietly. This DC motor, coupled with a new GMR magnetic AF sensor, works together to increase AF speed and accuracy.

One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism

Tokina's exclusive One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism allows the photographer to switch between AF and MF simply by snapping the focus ring forward for AF and back toward the lens mount for manual focusing.

Sales start date worldwide: March 15th, 2019

 

Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 FF Opera

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