Tokina 16-28 2.8 vs Canon 16-35 2.8 II

Started Feb 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
Jay Adeff Senior Member • Posts: 1,276
My experience

I currently use the Tokina 16-28 f/2.8 on a 5D-MkII and a 5D. I bought it to replace the Canon 16-35 2.8L MK1 because of the exact same reviews you read. I figured if it performed equal to or better than the Canon 16-35 2.8L MkII, it would certainly be better than the first Canon 16-35. I don't use wide angle lenses very often so I didn't want to pay for the 16-35 MkII, but I did want a really sharp, low distortion, fast wide angle zoom. The lack of USM didn't bother me, and the inability to use filters didn't really bother me so much either since I primarily shoot people and not landscapes.

In my experience, the Tokina is a superb lens. Extremely sharp and low distortion, even wide open at f/2.8. Focusing has not been an issue on either camera, and the build quality is really top notch. If this lens fits in with your needs and budget, don't hesitate.

Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow