Here is my first impression out of the box experience with the new Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 DX Nikon lens. The ultra-wide angle lens from Tokina after they quit the production of its predecessor Tokina 11-16mm. I assume the quality and performance of this Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 lens is equally satisfying for its respective models for other leading camera makes as well.
The Tokina 11-20mm F2.8 DX lens felt really good right after I took it out of the box. Well, there are few reasons for it though. First of all, I’ve done my research prior to going to buy this lens; so I pretty much knew what I was getting. Not only that, like I mentioned in the video when you give your money out to buy something (especially expensive), it feels good when it shows the worth somehow.
This lens weighs 1.23lb (560g). That is quite a bit to carry around. But like I said, it feels good to feel the worth. Ok, moving on.
Secondly, the built quality. Even though it is made out of plastic material, it feels and looks like high quality plastic. Personally, I don’t really get too bothered about the built quality as long as it performs as it is supposed to.
Thirdly, and most importantly the result quality. I bought this lens primarily for producing videos. And it did not let me down. You can see in the unboxing video @ TIME I put the lens right on to the camera and works perfectly. I am pretty optimistic about shooting pictures with it too.
So those are the few reasons why am impressed with the Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 nikon lens. The only thing I really don’t quite approve is the focus clutch mechanism which you have to push/pull to toggle between focus modes (Auto/Manual). I feel like I would accidently exert more force and break it. Well, I am not complaining about it because there should be a reason for Tokina to put such a kind of mechanism in there in the first place. So I hope it is a failsafe mechanism in there (it better be 🙂).
Other than that, the new Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 DX lens for Nikon looks quite impressive to me right out of the box and I hope to produce quality results with it.
Look out for my review for the Tokina 11-20 f2.8 pretty soon. Subscribe to Epic Aperture on YouTube so that you won’t miss my video when it comes out.
Feel free to leave comments/questions if you have any either here in this blog post or on the YouTube video on YouTube. I’d try to reply as well as I can.