Tokina Announced the New Opera 16-28mm f/2.8 Full Frame Lens

Kenko Tokina announced the next addition in their premium “Opera” lens line, the super wide-angle zoom Tokina Opera 16-28mm f/2.8 FF for full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLRs.

This 16-28mm f/2.8 FF is a super-wide-angle zoom lens designed for landscape, architecture, documentary, environmental and, of course, street photographers as well.

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 street photographers.

Manual focusing with the Opera 16-28mm utilizes what Tokina calls a One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism. This means that users can physically snap back the focus ring to engage a manual focus mode that has true hard stops on both ends of the focus range like traditional lenses.

Minimum focusing distance is 11 inches (0.28 meters) which equates to a macro reproduction ratio of 1:5.26. The lens sports nine aperture blades.

The Tokina Opera 16-28mm f/2.8 FF lens will be available in Canon EF and Nikon F mounts and cost $699. Preorders will start today with lenses being shipped on March 15.

More info on Tokina’s website.

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