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Tokina Opera 16-28mm f/2.8 FF Lens Announced for DSLR Cameras, Price : $699

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Tokina has announced the Opera 16-28mm f/2.8 FF lens for Canon EF mount and Nikon F mount full frame DSLR cameras. The US price for the Tokina Opera 16-28mm f/2.8 FF is $699, now available for pre-order at B&H Photo Video/Adorama. Shipping will start from March 15th, 2019.

Inspired by the focal length and aperture of the widely acknowledged Tokina AT-X 16-28mm F2.8 PRO FX lens, Tokina opera 16-28mm F2.8 FF has been developed with the same concept as the already released opera 50mm F1.4 FF, to offer the photographers another contemporary tool for professional photography.

Super wide angle, superior resolving ability coupled with high contrast and beautiful bokeh rendering, fast f/2.8 constant aperture throughout the zoom range and accurate AF drive system make this lens attractive for photographers who specialize in landscape, interior architect, documentary, environmental style portrait and night sky/time-lapse photography genres.

Tokina Opera 16-28mm f/2.8 FF Lens Announced for DSLR Cameras, Price : $699

Tokina Opera 16-28mm f/2.8 FF Lens Key Features

  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical Elements
  • Three Low Dispersion Elements
  • Multi-Coating
  • Silent Drive DC Motor Autofocus System
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Built-In Lens Hood

The Tokina 16-28mm f2.8 Opera has a silent drive motor that works in tandem with what Tokina is stating are new GMR magnetic autofocus sensors. To go to manual focus, the photographer just has to use the focus ring clutch. The company is also promising improvements in distortion control in addition to chromatic and spherical aberrations over the current ATX version. To do this, the Tokina 16-28mm f2.8 Opera has 15 elements in 13 groups with three aspherical elements, three low-dispersion glass elements, and a large front element.

With 11 inches of close focusing coupled with 9 aperture blades, photographers will also be able to focus on objects at a pretty close range. That makes this lens really nice for photowalking.

Still though, the Tokina 16-28mm f2.8 Opera are sort of an odd focal length choice. There are 16-35mm lenses are add even more versatility but at a much higher price point. Canon announced a new 15-35mm f2.8 IS II lens. But perhaps it isn’t all that odd–28mm is pretty close to how the human eye sees and photographers could use it at that focal length when they want to capture something close to what their eyes see.

Tokina Opera 16-28mm f/2.8 FF Lens Specifications

Focal Distance 16-28mm
Minimum Aperture f/2.8
Maximum Aperture f/22
Sensor Coverage Full-Frame DSLR
Lens Coatings Multi-Coated
Lens Configuration 15 elements in 13 groups
Angle of View 107.1° ~ 76.87°
Minimum Focus Distance 0.28m / 11 inches
Macro Ratio 1:5.26
Focus Method Front Inner Focus
Diaphragm Blades 9
Filter Size No Filter Threads
Overall Length Nikon – 133.5mm
Canon – 136.0mm
Measured from flange mount side
Maximum Diameter 89mm
Weight Nikon: 940g / Canon: 950g
Hood Fixed
Warranty period Exclusive 3-year USA warranty

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