This will be the last of the APS-C super wide zoom reviews for a long time; I’ve done all that are worthy of doing unless Sony comes out with something new, like the rumored Sony 10-24mm, hopefully that won’t be a rebadged Tamron!
The Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 is a spectacular performer in certain areas, an average performer in others, and a total failure in one big area. What’s important to you?
See the complete Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 review for details, especially the conclusion!! A suggestion for Tokina; increase your corporate espionage budget and try to get Sigma’s AF protocol for Sony “α” mount lenses, that’s probably what Sigma did to get Sony’s. If you think I’m joking, check this page out; same type of deal; Sigma is being sued ($154m) by Nikon for stealing their Vibration reduction system. Don’t worry about the future of Sigma products in the event they lose a huge lawsuit, they should have professional indemnity insurance, which covers damages from ripping off other people’s ideas and property. Sigma’s insurance carrier will likely negotiate a settlement with Nikon, and everyone will be happy.