Tokina 16-50/2.8 DX

Tokina 16-50/2.8 DX

The Tokina 16-50/2.8 DX is an APS-C lens for designed for DSLRs with a 1.5x/1.6x sensor crop like the Canon EOS 30D and the Nikon D70s. The zoom translates to a 28-80mm range for traditional film cameras, a range widely used in almost all types of photography.

This lens from Tokina is expected to compete against the Canon EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM, the Tamron SP AF17-50MM F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical IF, and the Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC.

It would be a long shot to expect this lens to be better than the Canon and Tamron offerings; comparably this should be at par with the popular Sigma zoom. But let’s hope Tokina proves us otherwise.

3 Responses to “Tokina 16-50/2.8 DX”

  1. […] … Weiterhin scheint Tokina in der Zwischenzeit ebenfalls mit neuen Objektiven in den Startlöchern zu stehen. Die Fotocommunity munkelt ja schon seit geraumer Zeit über das Tokina 10-17/3.5-4.5 DX, dass 16-50/2.8 DX, dass 17-135/3.5-5.6 DX und last not least das 50-135/2.8 DX. Preise stehen leider noch nicht fest. Die offizielle Vorstellung der Objektive wird pünktlich zur Photokina erwartet. Näheres an dieser Stelle unmittelbar nach Erscheinen! (Bildquelle: […]

  2. Ar says:

    when will it be released?

  3. markku says:

    Ar, they say it’s coming before the end of the year. I hope it makes it to our Christmas shopping lists. :)