Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX II Canon and Nikon mount lens reviews: popular high-speed zoom revised

By Kevin Carter - Friday July 12 2013

Lens Review
Introduction | Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11-16 F2.8 IF DX II Nikon mounted on Nikon D7000 | Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11-16 F2.8 IF DX II Canon mounted on Canon EOS 7D | Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX II versus competition | Conclusion

With a DxOMark Score of 15 the Tokina AT-X PRO 116 DX II is a solid performer but, it scores one point less than its predecessor when measured on a Nikon D7000. While the new model has slightly lower vignetting (measured at -1.1EV previously) the new model has slightly worse transmission and CA (up from 22 microns). Fortunately, the sharpness score remains unchanged and, perhaps more importantly, the image quality is now more consistent throughout the zoom range.

Best wide angle zooms for D7000:

 
Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED200017
Tokina AT-X 11-16 PRO DX Nikon65916
Tokina AT-X 12-24 AF PRO DX Nikon40015
Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11-16 F2.8 IF DX II Nikon65515
Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM Nikon64914
Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5G ED80013
Tamron SP 10-24MM F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD Aspherical IF Nikon49912
Tamron SP AF11-18mm F/4.5-5.6 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] Nikon49912
Sigma 8-16mm F4.5-5.6 DC HSM Nikon69911
Sigma 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG HSM II Nikon140010
Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 EX DG Nikon84010
Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM Nikon4799