Why buy the Tokina Opera 16-28mm F2.8 FF Lens?
The Opera 16-28mm F2.8 FF is a super wide zoom lens from Tokina. Offering up super-wide angles of 16mm plus a more standard wide angle at 28mm which stands at the border where the standard zoom angle range begins; this is a very practical wide-zoom lens for any photographer to have in their arsenal.
The lens is perfect for any photographers working with a speciality in interior architecture, documentary, street, landscape, environmental portraits plus this is a great lens for night skies and time lapses. This is due to its super wide angles, excellent resolving ability plus high-contrast and beautiful bokeh rendering - combined with fast f2.8 consistent aperture across the full range of zoom with a speedy and accurate autofocus system.
Why choose Tokina opera Lenses?
Opera, in Italian means work of art. Built for DSLR Cameras, Tokina opera lenses is a range of high end, next-gen full-frame art lenses. The Opera series is designed to match today's standards in full frame high res DSLR which require the best when it comes to optical performance. Based on Tokinas champion range of AT-X line lenses, Opera lenses give photographers a new and growing assortment of full frame high spec lenses and aim to keep up with the constantly improving standards on the DSLR market.
How well does the opera 16-28mm f 2.8 perform optically?
An intricate optical design of 15 elements in 13 groups - 3 aspherical type lenses are included with a large aspherical P-MO element, plus 3 glass mould SD Low Dispersion elements give your images suppressed levels of chromatic and special aberrations.
Performing at the highest resolution with the aperture wide open, the performance greatly increases by stepping down to f/4 and narrower. The lens was designed to be suited for landscapes plus black and white photography - Tokina's engineers worked to reach the highest contrast levels and rich colour grades in the resulting images.
Excellent spherical aberration handling gives this lens a gentle bokeh rendering at its 28mm tele side, standing out from the competition.
A bulb shaped front element gives the lens superb levels of low distortion and low light falloff. Excellent colour rendering allows photographers to capture realistic, blue-rich, natural colours without the need for attaching a CP-L filter.
The built in petals on the hood give protection from damaging the protruding elemement at the end of the lens.
How ergonomic is this lens?
With comfort at the heart of its design, the lens has a refined and attractive yet simplistic and compact design plus a well-placed zoom and focus ring arrangement. The rotation of the focus ring matches direction with standard Nikon and Canon lenses.
A speedy and precise Autofocus system
Using a Silent Drive module, the lens can focus quickly and quietly. A DC motor, combined with new GMR magnetic AF sensor design increases AF speed and accuracy.
One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism
The One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism by Tokina, will allow you to smoothly flip from AF to MF with ease. This is done by clicking the focus ring forwards for auto and backwards for manual focus.
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