Tokina AT-X 16-28mm F2.8 Pro FX or Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L?

Started Nov 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
lighthunter80 Contributing Member • Posts: 684
Re: Tokina AT-X 16-28mm F2.8 Pro FX or Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L?

I use a few L primes and the 16-35L II is my only zoom. Its center sharpness, fast Af and low distortion are just amazing. I thought about getting the Tokina as well but it is just not a as good designed in terms of compactness and filter usage. It is not even much cheaper. With the L you have weather sealing as well.

I think compared to my other lenses the 16-35L looks pretty good. The only minor con I see is the not 100% perfect corner sharpness. Unfortunately even most primes are not better (at least not Canon). The only alternative I figured out was the 17T-SE or the new Zeiss 15 2.8 which are both significantly better in corner sharpness but also much more expensive and without AF.

So I ended up with the 16-35L and am very happy with the package.

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