Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Lens Sample Pictures

Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X Pro DX Lens Sample Pictures
Self Portrait Self Portrait
With an 11mm lens on an APS-C body, you can include both the shaded side and the direct-light side of the grass in your frame. Notice the color gradient across this image. The viewer's eye will be drawn to the higher contrast area of the photo - the subject's head shadow.
 
11mm  f/5.6  1/60s  ISO 100
Dog Resting in Grass Dog Resting in Grass
Believe it or not, I didn't put the spiraling blade of dried grass in the dog's mouth. She found it herself. The focus distance is very short in this image, but the ultra wide angle focal length takes in an expansive view and keeps the background in reasonable focus even with an f/5.6 aperture.
 
11mm  f/5.6  1/500s  ISO 100
Hangin Out with the Dog Hangin Out with the Dog
girl sits on the floor with her Golden Retriever. Lighting is from ambient daylight coming in large windows. The f/2.8 aperture makes this lens well-suited for indoor photography.
 
11mm  f/2.8  1/60s  ISO 320
Clump of Tree Trunks Clump of Tree Trunks
An 11mm focal length gives you a unique perspective on a clump of tree trunks - the nearest trunks become very large in the picture while the distant trunks appear much smaller - with a small portion of sky showing between the trunks.
 
11mm  f/8.0  1/100s  ISO 100
11mm Sample Picture 11mm Sample Picture
Lens distortion (not to be confused with perspective distortion) is typically most visible in straight lines running long the edge of the frame. At 11mm, the Tokina 11-16mm Lens show just slight barrel distortion (most noticeable at the bottom of the windows) in this image.
 
11mm  f/8.0  1/50s  ISO 100
16mm Sample Picture 16mm Sample Picture
The Tokina 11-16mm Lens shows very little distortion at 16mm.
 
16mm  f/8.0  1/500s  ISO 100
Pin Oak Tree Picture Pin Oak Tree Picture
Aiming an ultra-wide angle lens straight up can often yield a pleasing image. In this case, I used the base of the Pink Oak trunk as my tripod and shot upward. The 60D's Vari-Angle LCD made framing easy even from this shooting location and direction.
 
11mm  f/8.0  1/60s  ISO 100
How To Keep A Dog Still How To Keep A Dog Still
With a wide angle lens, you can simply reach out and position your subjects as desired. In this case, the dog was not cooperating. So I grabbed her by the nose and took the shot. Actually, the dog was playing with me, but the story sounds good - and the technique indeed works - if you don't mind a hand in your frame of course.
 
11mm  f/5.6  1/500s  ISO 100
Weeping Norway Spruce Pine Cone Weeping Norway Spruce Pine Cone
Taken at about minimum focus distance and maximum focal length, the image above represents the Tokina 11-16's maximum magnification. Adding the fact that this picture was taken with a wide open f/2.8 aperture means that the image above also illustrates the extent of the background blur this lens is capable of. The distance from the subject could indeed be larger, but this is not a completely-blur-the-background-away lens.
 
16mm  f/2.8  1/250s  ISO 100
Cameras Strap Picture Cameras Strap Picture
A unique view of something you are often trying to keep out of the frame. No hiding the camera model used to take this shot.
 
12mm  f/5.6  1/100s  ISO 100
Whitespire Birch and House Whitespire Birch and House
Winter has set in, but the trunk of the Whitespire birch remains bright year-round. The Tokina 11-16mm Lens is a nice real estate lens.
 
13mm  f/8.0  1/160s  ISO 100
Light and a Kid Play On Stairs Light and a Kid Play On Stairs
Light adds another set of lines in addition to those of the hand rail to this picture of a kid playing on the stairs.
 
16mm  f/5.6  1/80s  ISO 400
Grass Seed Plumes Grass Seed Plumes
Wild grasses send their seed plumes high (relative to this low camera position).
 
11mm  f/8.0  1/125s  ISO 100
Oak and Hickory Trees Oak and Hickory Trees
The Tokina 11-16mm lens is an excellent landscape lens.
 
11mm  f/8.0  1/125s  ISO 100
Ferocious Dog Picture Ferocious Dog Picture
A perspective of a dog that you do not often see. Fortunately, the dog is just playing.
 
12mm  f/2.8  1/125s  ISO 800
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