Tokina 16.5-135mm f3.5-5.6 DX is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Superzoom Zoom
lens with APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with F(DX) Mount
What type of photography is the Tokina 16.5-135mm f3.5-5.6 DX lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Tokina 16.5-135mm f3.5-5.6 DX is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Tokina AT-X 16.5-135mm f3.5-5.6 DX Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Tokina AT-X 16.5-135mm f3.5-5.6 DX lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Distance Scale
| Hood supplied
| Versatile Lens with a Zoom Ratio of 7x
| 9 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
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| Lens Extents while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Tokina 16.5-135mm f3.5-5.6 DX is compatible with cameras that have a Nikon F (DX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Nikon F (DX) lenses are Nikon D3500, Nikon D7500 and Nikon D5600.
Tokina 16.5-135mm f3.5-5.6 DX is also available in Canon EF mount.
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Tokina 16.5-135mm f3.5-5.6 DX has a maximum diameter of 84mm and total length of 78mm when not extended. It weighs 610g / 21.5 oz.
Tokina 16.5-135mm f3.5-5.6 DX has a filter thread of 77mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Tokina 16.5-135mm f3.5-5.6 DX:
Tokina 16.5-135mm f3.5-5.6 DX has a focal range of 17-135mm and 7.9X zoom ratio which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 25.5-202.5mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Optical Image Stabilization
Tokina 16.5-135mm f3.5-5.6 DX doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Alternatively, you can check the Sigma 18-125mm F3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM. in Nikon F (DX) mount that have similar focal range but features Optical Image Stabilization.
Lenses Similar to Tokina 16.5-135mm f3.5-5.6 DX With Optical Image Stabilization
Tokina 16.5-135mm f3.5-5.6 DX features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Tokina 16.5-135mm f3.5-5.6 DX has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.18x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.5m. 0.18x means that the max magnification ratio is very low and not suitable even for modest close-up shots.
Below are the 3 Superzoom Zoom type Nikon F mount lens alternatives with highest max magnification ratios:
Tokina 16.5-135mm f3.5-5.6 DX is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f3.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 17mm, and a max aperture of f5.6 and minimum aperture of f36 at 135mm .
Tokina 16.5-135mm f3.5-5.6 DX's optical formula consists of 15 elements in 9 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 3 aspherical elements
- 2 Super-low Dispersion (SD) glass elements
Tokina 16.5-135mm f3.5-5.6 DX comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is BH-777.
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