In this review, we will be comparing the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX for the EF Mount and the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX II for the EF Mount, two Wideangle Zoom lenses by Tokina. Both lenses have the same focal length and max apertures of 11-16mm and F2.8 so they are very comparable in this regard.
We will start by looking briefly at the main specs of these two lenses, and in the next section, we will start analyzing them in more detail and listing the pros and cons of each lens.
What type of photography are the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX and Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX II lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX and the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX II for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
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|Vlogging||Very Good||Very Good|
|Landscape||Very Good||Very Good|
Size and Weight Comparison
The weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Wideangle Zoom Lenses in Canon EF Mount for size comparison purposes.
Wideangle Zoom Lenses in Canon EF Mount for Size Comparison
Both the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX and the Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX II has the same Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon T8i, Canon 90D and Canon SL3.
Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX is also available in Nikon F (DX) and Sony Alpha mounts.
Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX II is also available in Nikon F (DX) and Sony Alpha mounts.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 11-16mm and the fastest aperture of F2.8.