Tokina Opera 16-28mm f/2.8 FF Lens for Canon & Nikon DSLRs Announced

The new Tokina Opera 16-28mm f/2.8 FF Lens for Canon & Nikon full-frame DSLRs is now officially announced. The US price is $699 and pre-orders are now open at B&H Photo Video/Adorama. Shipping is scheduled to start on March 15th, 2019.

Distinguished by its bright design, the Tokina opera 16-28mm f/2.8 FF is a flexible wide-angle zoom well-suited to landscape, architectural, and astrophotography applications. The f/2.8 constant maximum aperture pairs with the broad field of view range to realize an ideal lens for working in available light conditions and for using shallow depth of field techniques. The optical design incorporates aspherical and low dispersion glass elements, which help to control distortion and color fringing throughout the zoom range in order to produce sharp, clear, and color-accurate imagery.

Product Highlights

  • Full-Frame Format
  • 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

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.

Sales start date worldwide: March 15th, 2019

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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