Question - Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 DX, Help!

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28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
Apr 20, 2016
Hi guys and gals, I am looking to buy a wide angle lens for my Nikon D3200 which is a crop sensor, everything I have read up on in terms of best quality and value for money has led me to the Tokina 11-16mm lens. I read that the only difference in the DXII in comparison to the DX is that it has a coating on the lens to reduce flare. Yet the DXII is around £100 more expensive than the older model. Is the newer model worth the extra money or will the older one serve me just as well? Thanks. :thumb


Bajo Tierra
Regular User
Mar 9, 2013
The DX2 has a built in motor which you will need when using with the D3200, that camera doesnt have a internal motor so the DX1 will not work, both old and new lens are F2.8
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28DL Regular User
Regular User
Mar 18, 2015
You'll need the DX2 for that camera.. I made the same mistake and bought the DX1 for my Nikon D5200 and wouldn't autofocus, luckily a mate took it off me and I bought the DX2.. fantastic lens :)
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The Wombat

Mr Wombat
28DL Full Member
Oct 14, 2012
I have a Canon fit Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 (throughout the range) IF DX. I think they brought out a newer model for that.
Its not a Nikon fit, so I can't comment on the focus issue, but I can vouch for the quality of the lens in general
I use manual focus lots, and it's fairly sharp if you stop down
I asked for advise from here a few years back, and it came back highly reccomended