Why Are Wide Angle Lenses so Expensive

If you could’ve taken one more step back, your shot would’ve been perfect. But one more step would’ve sent you plummeting to the bottom of the canyon. You decide it’s time to add a wide angle lens to your collection. But how do you justify the expense? And why are wide angle lenses so expensive anyway?

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Manufacturers encounter a few problems when designing wide angle lenses.

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Tokina AT-X 11-16 Pro DX II Review: Best Value from Wide Angle

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Red Canyon - 2.5D parallax
Red Canyon - 2.5D parallax

Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 is an ultra wide angle lens for crop sensor camera bodies (DX) with a moderately fast constant aperture of f2.8. It is Tokina’s top of the line lens (AT-X) with an internal focusing (IF) and Super-low Dispersion glass (SD). It is available in Canon, Nikon and Sony A mounts.

Tokina AT-X 11-16 Pro DX II Review With Sample Images

Due to its focal length and fast aperture, it’s an ideal choice for landscape photographers and a must have for street and indoor photography. Among its competitors, it’s the most cost effective and value for money solution for ultra wide shooting needs.

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