Tokina has officially announced the Opera 16-28mm F/2.8 FX zoom lens for Canon and Nikon full-frame DSLRs.
- EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
- Three Aspherical Elements
- Three Low Dispersion Elements
- Silent Drive DC Motor Autofocus System
- 9-Blade Diaphragm
- Built-In Lens Hood
Preorder the Tokina Opera 16-28mm F/2.8 FX Zoom
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
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I predict that there will be significant amount of negative reviews simply because the zoom stop in the ~middle of 24mm and 35mm, at 28mm. Given that it's $600 cheaper than the 14-24mm f/2.8 Art and $1300 cheaper than the 16-35mm f/2.8L, the overall review will be positive. Therefore, it's a safe bet to preorder w/o any reviews.
This Tokina opera 16-28mm f/2.8 FF is basically a revamped Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX (announced in July 2010) with a slightly different appearance, a focus ring matching the directional turn of the mount it's meant for and, may be, new coatings and a quieter autofocus (DC motor and reduction gear supposedly 'encapsulated' -like a Diesel engine!).
It makes me wonder how much the Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX will drop in price. It is a little under $600 new.