Exploring Super Wide Perspective
Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF

atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF PLUS

Wide Zoom
11-16mm f/2.8 AF
Mounts: Canon EF, Nikon F
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Instruction Manual   PDF, 1.44 Mb
Sensor Size
Filter Size
Aspherical Optics Super Low Dispersion Glass Internal Focus System Multi-Coating One Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism
Instruction Manual   PDF, 1.44 Mb

About atx-i Series

Leaving the honorable AT-X abbreviation, the letter "i" was newly added. The "i" stands for "interactive", implying mutual communication between photographer and the lens. Our belief is that this series will equip photographers with the ability to substantially engage with capture capture the atmosphere around them.

Exterior, specifications and performance of Tokina's popular and well acknowledged so far AT-X PRO lenses are reconsidered with the contemporary cameras in mind and launched under atx-i brand.

"A high quality product at an affordable price. Great for underwater, landscapes and long exposures. My favourite features are the smooth rubber zoom ring, the tight fit lens hood and the sun-stars it produces at smaller apertures. A durable lens built for your everyday needs."

Shawn Miller

"This lens is one of my favorites for landscape photography. Its a wide angle lens, and this aloud you to can capture more landscape in just one shot. The sharpness of the lens is amazing, the colors provided by this lens are stunning and the quick focus capability that this lens provide make it one of the best on the market."

Jose Marques

"The best landscape lens for your crop body! An amazing Astro Lens!"

Andrew Leggett

Product Overview

The Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF (CF means cropped frame) is designed as an ultra wide angle zoom lens for APS-C sensor DLSR cameras. It is the only f/2.8 fast ultra wide angle zoom lens for APS-C sized DSLR cameras in the current market (according to internal survey September, 2019).

The useful 11-16mm focal length is chosen in order to position this lens as an easy demanded gear after standard zoom lenses or initial wide angle zoom lens to start with.

A constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout the entire zoom range is realized to achieve great results in low light environments, for depth of field control and easy manual shooting, while maintaining a reasonable size and weight of the lens.

Optical Performance

To achieve an exceptional optical performance demanded for ultra wide angle zoom lens in still and video shooting purposes, two aspherical glass elements and two Super-Low Dispersion glass elements were used in order to minimize distortion, manage spherical aberration and astigmatism while achieving excellent edge-to edge resolution and contrast of the entire image. Great efforts were done to control light fall-off at all focal lengths.


Anti-reflective multi-layer coating improves light transmission and minimizes reflections while water-repellent coating makes wiping and cleaning the surface of the front glass element easier.

Built Quality & Exterior Design

True to traditions, Tokina incorporated a lot of metal parts inside the lens for a reassuring built quality and long time utilization in different shooting conditions.

The sophisticated exterior design is specifically developed to match the design of contemporary DSLR cameras.

Mechanics & Electronics

Precise attention was also payed to zoom and focus ring rotation which has convenient amount with no play and made just enough tightly damped.

The Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF for Nikon F mount incorporates internal silent focusing motor in combination with precise GMR sensor to allow the lens to AF on Nikon bodies that do not have an AF drive gear and motor.

Highly valued One-touch focus Clutch mechanism allows to switch between autofocus and manual focus easy.

The overall length of the Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF does not change when focusing and zooming thanks to internal type of the focus construction.

High-Light Features

  • Ultra-wide 11-16mm focal length

    Ideal for shooting landscapes, interiors, nightscapes, and group shots.

  • Constant maximum aperture of f/2.8

    Great performance in low light shooting, exceptional depth of field control and easy manual management.

  • Excellent optical performance

    Edge-to-edge sharpness, reduced flares and ghosting, excellent contrast.

  • Internal focus

    No problems with lens balancing and using graduated or polarizing filters.

  • Water-repellent coating

    Easy to wipe and maintain the front element clean.

  • One-touch Focus Clutch mechanism

    Easy AF/MF switching without interruption of the shooting process.

  • Greatly balanced cost performance

    Reasonable pricing compared to high level of performance.

For Still Photography

Ultra-wide 11-16mm focal length, constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 makes this lens an essential tool for the following genres of photography: landscape, group photos and environmental portraits, architecture (especially interiors) automobile photography, street photography and night sky photography.

For Video Content Production

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K and Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF (Canon EF mount)

Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF on Blackmagic Pocket Camera 6K video sample

The Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF is designed with videographers and film makers in mind who shoot both stills and video professionally, featuring the following advantages for such a kind of users:

  • Wide cinematic angle enough to feel confident in small places.
  • Minimized focus breathing – the subject framing does not show any change with focus adjustment.
  • Natural footage - the image is not distorted while panning due to almost zero distortion performance.
  • Constant aperture to use zoom while you are filming.

ATTENTION: Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF lens is designed for compatibility with DSLR (APS-C size) cameras. When using with cinema cameras like BlackMagic, it is suggested to use the lens in Manual Focus mode. 

Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF focus breathing test

Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX II and Fuji X-T30 cinema combo footage
Created by Karim Yatrib

"Marrakesh" road trip video shot with Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX II lens
Created by Karim Yatrib

The Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF is a perfect match to use with gimbal.

  • Ideal wide angle fitting cinematic standards.
  • Light weight.
  • Zooming abilities that allow user to shoot in different angles using the same lens.
  • Since the overall length does not change thanks to internal type of focusing, there is no need to do gimbal calibration every time the angle of view was changed.
  • Great color rendering and resolution abilities.
  • Affordable price and high quality compared to really expensive cinema lenses.


Effective from June, 2022, Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF is discontinued and renewed to Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF PLUS.

The renewed model is marked with the "PLUS" sticker on the package on all 4 sides and comes with Tokina branded microfiber cleaning cloth. The technical specifications remain the same.

Tokina atx-i series package with "PLUS" seal.Tokina branded microfiber cleaning cloth included in the box.

Seal design and size can be changed without prior announcement. Seal position on the box can be slightly different from real product.

General info
atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF PLUS
Model Description
Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF PLUS
Wide Zoom
Sensor Size
Canon EF, Nikon F
Country of Origin
Main specifications
Focal Length
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Automatic Aperture
Angle of View
Minimum Focusing Distance
Macro Ratio
1 : 11.6
Focusing Mode
Manual Focusing Ring
Autofocus Switch
Clutch Ring
Focusing Type
Internal Focus
Filter Size
Construction E/G
13 Elements in 11 Groups
Aperture Blades
Lens Hood
Electrical Contacts
Additional info
JAN/EAN code
4961607640791 (Nikon F)
4961607640807 (Canon EF)
84x89 mm (Nikon F)
84x92 mm (Canon EF)
Carton Box, Cleaning Cloth, Front Lens Cap, Instructions Manual, Lens Hood, Rear Lens Cap, Warranty Sheet
2 Year Limited Warranty
"Paris is magic!" by Karim Yatrib with Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF.
"Los Angeles" by Karim Yatrib with Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF.
Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF on Blackmagic Pocket Camera 6K video sample.
Shooting real estate with Tokina atx-i 11-16mm F2.8 CF.