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Tokina just announced a new APS-C lens that is compatible with both Canon and Nikon DSLRs, and it’s beautiful.
This lens, an ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, is an incredible lens for landscape photographers because it’s affordable, and fast, which is something you rarely see with landscape photography lenses.
All the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 Specs
This lens includes 2 aspherical lenses and 2 all-glass molded Low-Dispersion elements, alongside an additional 9 optical formula elements, to create beautiful shots with minimal chromatic and spherical aberration.
It features a One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism that acts as a manual focus with hard stops that are more traditional to manual lenses.
Plus, the focus ring matches your other Canon and Nikon lenses.
Tokina is selling this lens as a lens that is “ideal for photographers and video content creators who specialize in landscape, architecture, documentary, environmental portraits, and night sky imagery.”
But, I’m biased and think it’s beautiful for those searching for affordable landscape photography lenses.
Why This Tokina is the Perfect Lens for Landscape Photographers
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If you’re looking for affordable landscape photography lenses, you have found the ones.
If you’re shooting with a Nikon APS-C camera, the focal length of this lens is essentially 17-24mm, and if you’re shooting with a Canon APS-C camera, the focal length is 18-26mm.
So, the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 allows you to get large side-to-side views while still including incredible details in the foreground of your shots.
I know my landscape photography gear is also lacking something as quick as f/2.8 because typically wide-angle lenses that are also fast are so expensive.
Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 Pricing
You can pick this ultra-wide angle lens up for only $450, but it won’t ship out until November 8th.
But, if you are like me and prefer to buy the used version of new equipment because of how quickly it drops in value, then head over to Lensfinder.
Lensfinder is my go-to for used lenses for a ton of reasons, but “used” lenses end up on this website so fast after the original release date so I wouldn’t be shocked if we saw the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 pop up here in a few weeks.
Lensfinder is also run by and for actual photographers, so you can ask questions about the used photography gear on their website without fear of being lied to, or not getting a response at all.
Lensfinder also doesn’t charge buyers any fees, so there aren’t going to be any hidden costs to you when you decide to pick up one of the many lenses for landscapes on their site.
If you’re ready to upgrade your kit with a pre-owned lens, visit Lensfinder and see what you can find!