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Tokina is releasing an updated version of its long-running and well-regarded 11-16mm F2.8 CF super-wide lens for Nikon and Canon crop-sensor DSLRs early next month. Tokina has always been a popular option for APS-C shooters due to the excellent quality and reasonable pricing. This new lens appears that it will follow suit, retailing at $449 when it hits the market next month.

Here is what else we know about it:

  • 13 elements in 11 groups, including 2 aspherical lenses
  • Two all-glass Low-Dispersion elements to suppress chromatic and spherical aberrations
  • Super-low distortion front element to minimize vignetting
  • 9 aperture blades
  • New waterproof topcoat on front element for easier cleaning
  • Minimum focusing distance of 11 inches
  • 104° ~ 82° field of view
  • Weighs approximately 1.22 lbs
  • 3.3 inches long
  • Available for Canon and Nikon mounts
This super-wide zoom is a great option for landscape photographers and architecture photographers. Tokina

The ultra-wide specs of this lens will make it a good choice for photographers and video shooters. Although the ultra wide field of view might seem outlandish for everyday use, this focal length can be a very nice option for photographers looking to capture landscapes, astrophotography, or architecture especially since the cropped sensor makes getting true super-wide angles more difficult. The lens will be available starting November 8.