differences

Reasons to consider the Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Nikon F

Much narrower aperture f/22 vs f/5.6
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At its narrowest, the AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Nikon F goes 3.9 f-stops narrower
Has a constant aperture Yes vs No
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Constant aperture lenses offer the same maximum aperture at all focal lengths
Significantly wider aperture f/2.8 vs f/4.5
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At its widest, the AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Nikon F captures slightly more light (1.4 f-stops)
Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Nikon F Learn more about
the Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Nikon F

Reasons to consider the Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II

Slightly lighter 0.7 kg vs 0.9 kg
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Around 30% lighter
Slightly smaller diameter 84 mm vs 90 mm
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Around 10% smaller lens at the end
Slightly shorter 119 mm vs 133 mm
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More than 10% shorter
Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Learn more about
the Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Both are zoom lenses Help
Typically not as sharp as prime lenses
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Nikon F28 mm
12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II24 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Zoom range Poor zoom Help
AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Nikon F1.8x
12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II2x

competitors

Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX Nikon F Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 20mm f/1.8G ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 20mm f/1.8G ED

Low light lens

$797

Prime lens Is a prime lens
Aperture Wider aperture
Wide minimum Wider aperture
Placeholder

Tamron SP 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD Nikon-f

Wide angle lens

$948 - $1,099

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Focus motor Doesn't have a silent focus motor
Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Pentax K

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Pentax K

Low light lens

Aperture Wider aperture
Diameter Smaller diameter
Wide minimum Wider aperture

Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM II Competitors

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 16-35mm f/4G ED VR

Wide angle lens

$949 - $1,097

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide minimum Much narrower aperture
Lowest price Slightly more expensive

discussion Which do you think is better?

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