When it comes to lenses on the wide side of the spectrum, one brand that I have always personally really liked is Tokina. Their lenses are built like tanks, and have great performance across the board, which makes me really excited about their latest announcement, the new 11-20mm F/2.8 PRO DX lens.
11-16mm is the usual focal range for a good DX wide angle, but this takes it to another level, giving you some extra reach to 20mm, all while keeping the constant aperture of F/2.8. This will likely be a killer astro, landscape sort of lens thanks to its wide field of view and fast aperture.
Full Frame shooters look away; this is a crop body lens only, as indicated by the DX tag in the lens name. That is unfortunate, but if you want it and your camera has a 1.5x or 1.6x crop mode, you can turn one of those on and use this lens if you like.
The price on the lens is not bad at all either. You can currently get one pre-ordered for just $599 over at B&H. I don’t know about you, but I think that is a killer deal for a fast wide angle lens. It is expected to start shipping in early March, so still a bit of a wait, but it should be worth it if you use lenses like this.
What are your thoughts on this lens? Do you see one making it into your kit? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!