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Quick Review Hands-on by Jayden: Tokina Opera 16-28mm f / 2.8 FF Super Wide-Angle Lens

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Today I have the opportunity to quickly get Tokina Opera 16-28mm f / 2.8 FF super wide-angle zoom lens for Nikon fullframe DSLR cameras. This ultra-wide-angle lens will be sold in two versions: one for the Canon fullframe EF mount and one for the Nikon fullframe F mount and the second for the Opera series that Tokina for the market, behind the lens Opera 50mm f / 1.4FF is highly appreciated by users for its image quality as well as its optical quality.


Main parameters of Tokina Opera lens 16-28mm f / 2.8 FF

  • Focus: 16-28 mm
  • Largest open mouth: F 2.8
  • The smallest opening: F22
  • Optical structure: 15 layers included in 13 groups, with multi-layer coating
  • Viewing angle: 107.1 ° to 76.87
  • Do not use filter because there is a seamless hood.
  • The closest focusing distance: 28cm
  • Macro magnification ratio: 1: 5.26
  • There are 9 cards
  • Maximum diameter: 89mm
  • Length: Canon: 136.5 m – Nikon: 133.5 mm (from the mount to the surface edge)
  • Weight: Canon: 950 g – Nikon: 940 g
  • Mount: Nikon F and Canon EF

Tokina Opera 16-28mm f / 2.8 FF lens first Nikon F mount in Vietnam


About external design

When opening the box holding the Tokina Opera 16-28mm f / 2.8FF lens on hand, my first feeling about it is its simplicity and little functional buttons designed by Tokina on the body. The next feeling is the weight of the medium lens when combined with the Nikon D850 body.

Tokina Opera 16-28mm f / 2.8 FF lens mounted on Nikon D850 body


The whole body of the tube is designed in a black color. On the lens body, there are only 2 manual rings: focus ring and zoom ring. According to the manufacturer, the Opera 16-28mm f / 2.8 FF lens is a re-visualization of the lens image Tokina AT-X 16-28mm F2.8 PRO FX for different types of images: landscape, Interior architecture, private, time-lapse, astronomical … very successful before.

Opera 16-28mm f / 2.8 tubes do not have a switch between two AF-MF modes like Opera 50mm f / 1.4 FF lenses, but they re-use how to switch between 2 AF-MF modes like the Tokina AT- lens. X 16-28mm F2.8 PRO FX: when pushing the focus ring to use AF mode, and when pulling the focus ring down, use MF mode.

The lens is designed with a hood attached and does not attach a filter similar to the Nikon AFS 14-24mm f / 2.8 lens. When leaving the Nikon 14-24mm f / 2.8 lens next to Tokina Opera 16-28mm f / 2.8FF lens, I saw two tubes when the same length and the difference came from the design. If the Nikon lens is 14-24mm f / 2.8 af-s, the lower part and the largest diameter is 98mm, the Opera 16-28m f / 2.8mm lens looks more symmetrical with the largest section diameter of 89mm only. One point worth noting for me is that the lid is designed to add 2 blocking buttons to prevent the fall of the Nikon 14-24mm f / 2.8 lens.


Focus system is fast and accurate

I briefly experienced Opera 26-28mm f / 2.8 FF lens with Nikon D850 body and found that the focusing system of this lens is very fast, does not make noise and accuracy even in the light conditions. weak light. According to the manufacturer, they have mounted SD-M (Silent Drive-Module) combining a DC motor and a reducer with a GMR (high precision magnetic) sensor that controls focus, helps to catch sharp strokes. and more accurately than previous generation lenses.

Lens quality

I took a quick snapshot with the lens in the afternoon weather which was not very nice at the largest aperture of f / 2.8 and found that the lens for the image is very good, sharp, detailed and has good contrast. When shooting at 16mm focal length, image distortion is less common than other super wide angle tubes. Tokina has attached a P-MO aspherical lens with a diameter of up to 56mm right at the top layer to reduce this distortion.


At a price of about 18.5 million dong in Vietnam, the Ti-Xi-Ai distributor of this ultra-wide-angle zoom lens (Nikon AF-S lens 14-24mm f / 2.8 costs approximately 35tr. ), Tokina Opera 16-28mm f / 2.8 FF lens can be an option for landscape and architectural photographers … don’t want to invest much but still can get quality images thanks to the Good technology that Tokina designed on it.

Some pictures on hand


Source: tinhte