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Tokina Announces 16-28mm Opera Zoom Share This on LinkedIn   Share This on Google   Tweet This   Forward This

22 February 2019

Inspired by the focal length and aperture of the Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f2.8 Pro FX lens, Tokina has announced its Opera 16-28mm f2.8 FF will join the already released Opera 50mm f1.4 FF in the company's premier lens line.

"Super wide-angle, superior resolving ability coupled with high contrast and beautiful bokeh rendering, fast f2.8 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," the company said.

The fast f2.8 maximum aperture is constant throughout the zoom range. Three aspherical elements reduce spherical aberrations and distortion and three glass-molded low dispersion elements reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations.


Highlights of the 16-28mm zoom include:

  • Full frame format in Canon, Nikon mounts
  • Aperture range: f2.8 to f22
  • Three aspherical elements
  • Three low dispersion elements
  • Multi-coated lens elements
  • Silent drive DC motor autofocus system
  • 9-blade diaphragm
  • Built-in lens hood


Specifications for the Opera include:

Mount Canon, Nikon full frame
Focal Length 16mm to 28mm
Aperture f2.8 to f22
9 diaphragm blades
Angle of View 107.1° to 76.87°
Minimum Focus 11.02 inches
Magnification 0.19x
Optical Design 15 elements in 13 groups
3 aspherical elements, 3 low dispersion elements
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization No
Filter Thread None
Dimensions 3.5 x 5.26 inches
Weight 2.07 lbs.


Tokina said the new Opera zoom would be available March 15 for $699. Adorama and B&H are both now accepting pre-orders.

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