DxOMark published their test results for the Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX lens (Aspherical, IF, APS-C) wide-angle lens for Nikon DX mount which is currently priced for $599.95.
Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX test results shows the lens score of 20 points and becomes highest-ranked wide-angle zoom for Nikon DX models.
The wide-angle zoom lens tested by using the entry-level Nikon D5300 digital SLR camera.
Tokina AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX Lens Gets DxOMarked : Top-ranking DX wide
From DxOMark conclusion :
A useful lens in restricted space that’s also capable of creating some dramatic images, a wide-angle lens is a great addition to any photographers’ kit bag. It is a “must have” for landscape and architectural photo enthusiasts. The new Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8’s increase in focal length over its 11-16mm predecessor. It makes it a more versatile option that puts it more in line with the wide-angle competition from Nikon and Sigma.
Tested on the Nikon D5300, it’s also the highest-ranking DX-format wide-angle we’ve tested to date, with good transmission and well-controlled distortion and vignetting. For sharpness, it’s just out cored by the Sigma 10-20mm, but the Tokina 11-20mm still offers excellent center resolution at focal lengths using the wider apertures up to f/11. Resolution at 16mm using apertures f/8 and f/11 is the strongest . Boasting uniform sharpness results for landscape shots, but for maximum depth-of-field shots, resolution at the minimum apertures f/16 and f/22 is just a little softer.
The AT-X 11-20mm f/2.8 PRO DX Lens from Tokina offers a 16.5-30mm equivalent focal length. It features a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture for maintained brightness throughout the zoom range.
Price and Availablity
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- 16.5-30mm (35mm Equivalent)
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
- P-MO & Glass-Molded Aspherical Elements
- Three SD Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
- Multi-Layer Lens Coatings
- Internal Focus; One-Touch Focus Clutch
- Nine-Blade Diaphragm