Review Tokina AT-X 116 PRO SD 11-16mm F2.8 (IF) DX II

For the opportunity Tokina AT-X 116 PRO SD 11-16mm F2.8 (IF) DX II Aspherical Lens Review Many thanks to Nikon for Artyom Salekh who sent me a lens for viewing from another area.

Tokina AT-X 116 PRO SD 11-16mm F2.8 (IF) DX II Aspherical Review

Tokina AT-X 116 PRO SD 11-16mm F2.8 (IF) DX II Aspherical Review

Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11-16mm F2.8 (IF) Lens Dx ii and his younger brother Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11-16mm F2.8 (IF) DX Are unique wide-angle APS-C cameras. Why unique? Because neither Nikon nor Canon has such an ultra-wide angle for APS-C cameras with such aperture.

Main technical characteristics of Tokina AT-X 116 PRO SD 11-16mm F2.8 (IF) DX II Aspherical N / AIS:

The name of the instance from the review (as it is written on the lens itself) Tokina AT-X 116 PRO SD 11-16mm F2.8 (IF) DX II Aspherical N / AIS
Basic properties
  • lens designed for cropped cameras Nikon DX
  • built-in micro focus motor
  • low dispersion elements are used in the optical design Tokina sd (Super low Dispersion)
  • Aspherical - the optical design uses aspherical elements
  • special enlightenment of Tokina lenses MC (Multi-Coating)
  • the lens belongs to the professional Tokina line AT-X Pro (Advanced Technology - EXbetween PROfessional)
  • One-touch focus clutch
  • internal focus
  • actually internal zoom
  • lack of an aperture control ring, analog Nikon G
  • Maximum relative aperture 1: 2.8 over the entire range of focal lengths
Front Filter Diameter 77 mm
Focal length 11-16 mm, EGF for Nikon DX cameras is 16.5-24 mm
Zoom ratio 1.45 x
Designed by for Nikon APS-C digital cameras
Number of aperture blades 9 rounded petals
Labels window with focusing distance in meters and feet, focal lengths for 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 mm, bayonet mount mark. Hood Attachment Mark
Diaphragm from f / 2.8 over the entire range of focal lengths to f / 22
MDF (minimum focusing distance) 0.3 m, the maximum magnification ratio is reached by 16 mm and is 1: 11.6
The weight 550 g
Optical design 13 elements in 11 groups. The scheme includes 2 low dispersion elements (shown in blue on the optical diagram), as well as 2 aspherical element (shown in pink in the optical diagram). The presence of such elements is indicated on the body by the abbreviations 'SD' (Super Low Dispersion) and Aspherical.

Optical design Tokina 11-16

The image of the optical circuit is clickable. Optical design similar to lens Tokina 116 AT-X PRO SD 11-16mm F2.8 DX (first version, for Nikon cameras without inboard motor focusing). Also, the same optical scheme is used in the lens Tokina Cinema 11-16mm T3.0.

Lens hood BH-77B
Manufacturer country JAPAN
Period Issued since September 2008. Original non-motorized version Tokina 116 AT-X PRO SD 11-16mm F2.8 DX was introduced in 2007. Subsequently, a replacement / addition in the face Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11-20mm F2.8 (IF) DX.
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The Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11-16mm F2.8 (IF) DX II is a wide-angle (ultra-wide-angle) zoom lens that is perfect for anyone who wants to put more space in the frame. Tokina AT-X 116 DX II is very well made, it immediately feels pleasant in the hands japanese lens... The Tokina AT-X 116 DX II weighs about 560 grams. The optical design consists of 13 elements in 11 groups, 2 elements are aspherical and 2 elements are made of low dispersion glass (Super-low Dispersion - letters SD in the lens name). The Tokina AT-X 116 DX II lens for Nikon cameras is automatically AF-S, G and DX compatible.

Optical design Tokina AT-X 116 PRO SD 11-16mm F2.8 (IF) DX II

Optical design of the Tokina AT-X 116 PRO SD 11-16mm F2.8 (IF) DX II lens

The lens has built-in focus motortherefore Tokina AT-X 116 DX II will automatically focus with all Nikon central locking cameras. When focusing the motor is pretty noisybut auto focus on the lens fast enough. When focusing, the front lens does not move, as the lens has internal focusing system (denoted by 'IF' in the name). Tokina AT-X 116 DX II has very convenient focus mode switch ring (called One-touch Focus Clutch Mechanism - one-touch focus switching mechanism).

Tokina 11-16mm DX II - rear view

Tokina 11-16mm DX II - Back View

To set the manual focus method to 'MF', simply pull the focusing ring towards you. To enable automatic focusing 'AF', simply pull the focusing ring away from you. In manual focus mode, the focus ring rotates 90 degrees. The focusing ring is rubberized, and manual focusing on a wide-angle lens is a snap. In focus mode 'AF', the focus ring rotates freely and does not affect the focus itself. The lens has a focusing distance scale in meters and feet. On the focusing scale, infinity 'starts' at just 1.2m. The minimum focusing distance is 30 centimeters, you can forget about macro on a wide-angle lens. The Tokina AT-X 116 DX I gives an approximate maximum magnification of only 1:12. I wanted the lens to have an even smaller MDF.

It looks like a lens with a lens hood

It looks like a lens with a lens hood

When zooming, the front lens does not remain motionless, and performs light translational movements back and forth. Roughly speaking, when the filter is dressed and / or with a hood on, the lens does not change its physical size. The zoom ring is also rubberized.

Aperture has 9 rounded petals. It was very difficult for me to achieve star ray effect with this lens.

But the lens does not have a depth-of-field scale. When focusing, the lens often freezes in the extreme position, you need to press the focusing button several times for the lens to 'come to life'. The lens uses a 'professional' diameter at 77mm for the front light filter.

Difference between DX and DX II lens versions

  • DX II has a built-in focus motor
  • DX II has improved enlightenment, DX II is already on with such an icon
  • DX II has a different coloring of indicators on the lens
  • According to the description, the DX II has a slightly improved production quality, but I do not really believe in it
  • The weight of the lens differs by a few grams
  • DX II has more microprocessor pins
So different versions of DX and DX II

So different versions of DX and DX II

For Canon, in the new version of DX II, only the enlightenment and the color of the letters on the lens are changed. When used on Nikon DX cameras, the EGF of the lens will be 16,5-24mm, and for Canon APS-C, the EGF will be 17,6-25,6mm.

Canon Camera Ownersthat came to me to Radozhiv, where the second version of the Tokina AT-X 116 PRO SD 11-16mm F2.8 is described for Nikon cameras, it will be interesting to read the review and test of the Tokina AT-X 116 PRO SD 11-16mm F2.8 of the first version for Canon Systems Online vlador.com.

The lens comes with a BH-77B lens hood. The hood can be worn back-to-front, while losing access to the focus ring.

Sample Photos

All photos taken using protective filter Marumi DHG Super UV 77mm Made in Japan, photo without processing. The lens has a very well corrected distortion of 16 mm and a slightly noticeable distortion of 11 mm. For such an extreme wide angle distortion indicators are very good. Vignetting on Nikon DX cameras is no problem. The lens normally tolerates back and side light, but can catch hares. Lens very sharp, in the corners the sharpness is a little worse. In general, image quality on high.

Additional interesting and useful information (though everything is in English):

  1. Ken rocwell responds well to this lens
  2. Information on the official website
  3. Charts, MTF tables, but only for the first model on Photozone.de
  4. Video - boring lens comparison with Nikon's flagship 14-24mm full frame
  5. Kai wong can always have fun
Full-frame camera example

Full-screen camera example with a hood and filter

Lens may work well on full-frame camerasif used only at 16mm focal length. I used Tokina AT-X 116 DX II on a full-format camera Nikon D700, wherein:

  1. In the range 11-15, a strong darkening of the edges of the image is visible, as shown in the photo above.
  2. At 16mm and a minimum focusing distance, vignetting is noticeable and intensifies when the aperture is closed
  3. At 16mm and focusing on infinity, there is weak vignetting at F / 2.8, when the aperture is closed, the vignetting disappears completely

I was very pleased with the opportunity to shoot with this lens in full frame. True vignetting is enhanced by the use of filters and a hood.

Full-frame camera example

An example on a full-format camera. Left and right are strong sources of backlight. Visible glare bunnies.

Personal impressions

The Tokina AT-X 116 PRO SD 11-16mm F2.8 (IF) DX II is a great lens. Native alternatives for Nikon DX cameras can be Nikon 12-24mm f / 4 DX AF-S и Nikon 10-24 / 3.5-4.5 DX AF-S... In search of a good 'shirik', I advise you to look away Tokina AT-X 124 PRO DX II 12-24mm f4 и Tokina AT-X 128 PRO DX 12-28mm f4.

Real prices for the Tokina AT-X 116 DX / DXII lens can see here, or in the price block below:

All Tokina 11-16 prices

Sample photo on an FX camera

Sample photo on an FX camera. Corners are corrected in the editor.

Using Tokina AT-X 116 DX II is very easy take off, since the wide-angle lens does not require fast shutter speeds. You can even at night take off at 11mm focal length and f / 2.8 aperture. Working with such a wide-angle lens opens up a huge field of creativity - from playing with perspective for small objects to super landscapes.

The lens has everything 1,45x zoomWhen photographing with the Tokina AT-X 116 DX II, you hardly feel the ability to zoom. This is probably the lens with the smallest zoom ratio and this is one of the disadvantages of the Tokina AT-X 116 DX II. With such a lens, you always want to shoot at 11 mm, and sometimes this is not enough, so I do not recommend worrying about the low zoom ratio. A similar zoom ratio is available for the darker analog - Tamron Aspherical LD ​​DI II SP AF 11-18mm 1: 4.5-5.6 [IF] A13... Also, the Tokina AT-X 116 DX II does not have constant manual focus control, such as on Nikon lenses, which have a focus mode 'M / A' (not to be confused with 'M' - 'A').

Alternatives

Below is a list of all ultra-wide angle lenses with auto focus support for cameras with an APS-C sensor (crop Kf = 1.5-1.6X) whose focal length is less than or equal to 14 mm.

Tokina (for different mounts):

With moderate aperture:

  1. Tokina 124 AT-X PRO SD 12-24 mm F4 (IF) DX Aspherical, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  2. promaster Digital af 12 24 XR EDO F4 Aspherical, previous lens under the 'ProMaster' brand
  3. Tokina 124 AT-X PRO SD 12-24 mm F4 (IF) DX II Aspherical, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  4. Tokina 128 AT-X Pro SD 12-28 mm F4 (IF) DX Aspherical, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  5. Tokina AT-X PRO SD 12 28 F4 (IF) DX V, for Canon EFS only

Aperture:

  1. Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11 16 F2.8 (IF) DX ASPHERICAL, for Nikon F, Canon EFS, Sony A
  2. Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11 16 F2.8 (IF) DX II ASPHERICAL, for Nikon F, Canon EFS, Sony A
  3. Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11 16 F2.8 (IF) DX V, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  4. Tokina atx-i 11 16mm F2.8 CF, from 2019, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  5. Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11 20 F2.8 (IF) DX ASPHERICAL, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  6. Tokina atx-i 11 20mm F2.8 CF, from 2020, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  7. Tokina AT-X PRO SD 14 20mm F2 (IF) DX, for Nikon F, Canon EFS

Fisheye:

  1. Tokina 107 Fisheye 10-17 mm F3.5-4.5 DX AT-X, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  2. Tokina 107 Fisheye 10-17 mm F3.5-4.5 DX NH AT-X, for Nikon F, Canon EFS
  3. Tokina 107 Fisheye 10 17 F3.5-4.5 DX AT-X V NH, for Canon EFS only

Tamron (for different mounts):

  1. Tamron SP 10-24 mm 1: 3.5-4.5 Di II B001, from October 2008, for Nikon F, Canon EFS, Pentax K, Sony A. Japan / China / Vietnam
  2. Tamron 10-24 mm F / 3.5-4.5 Di ii VC HLD B023, from February 2017, for Nikon F and Canon EFS
  3. Tamron Aspherical LD ​​DI II SP AF 11-18 mm 1: 4.5-5.6 [IF] A13, from 2005, for Nikon F, Canon EFS, Sony A. Konica Minolta AF DT Zoom 11-18mm 1: 4.5 (22) -5.6 D and Sony 4.5-5.6 / 11-18 DT (SAL1118)
  4. Promaster Digital EDO AF Aspherical LD ​​(IF) 11-18 mm 1: 4.5-5.6, previous lens under the 'ProMaster' brand
  5. Tamron 11-20 mm F / 2.8 Di III-A RXD B060, from April 2021, only for Sony E

Sigma (for different mounts):

  1. Sigma 4.5 mm 1: 2.8 EX DC HSM CIRCULAR FISHEYE, since 2007 for Canon EFS, Sigma SA and Nikon F. Since 2008 for Pentax K and Sony / Minolta A
  2. Sigma 10 mm 1: 2.8 DC FISHEYE HSM, from 2007 for Canon EFS, Sigma SA and Nikon F. In 2008 a version for Pentax K and Sony / Minolta A was released
  3. Sigma 8-16 mm 1: 4.5-5.6 DC HSM, since 2010, Canon EFS, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sigma SA, Sony / Minolta A
  4. Sigma 10-20 mm 1: 4-5.6 DC EX [+ -HSM, + -D], since 2005 for Canon EFS, Sigma SA, Nikon F, Pentax K and Sony / Minolta A. Since 2008 for 4/3 SLR system. 'D' prefix for select Nikon and Sony / Minolta A only. HSM motor only available for Canon EFS, Sigma SA, Nikon F and 4/3. The Pentax K and Sony / Minolta A versions have a different appearance (there is no focusing distance window). There are two sub-versions: with a matte finish and with a velvet finish on the body.
  5. Sigma 10-20 mm 1: 3.5 DC HSM EX, since 2009, for Canon EFS, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sigma SA, Sony / Minolta A

Nikon DX (for Nikon F mount):

  1. Nikon DX AF Fisheye Nikkor 10.5 mm 1: 2.8G ED
  2. Nikon DX VR AF-P Nikkor 10-20 mm 1: 4.5-5.6G
  3. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 10-24 mm 1: 3.5-4.5G ED SWM IF Aspherical
  4. Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 12-24 mm 1: 4G ED SWM IF Aspherical

Canon EF-S / EF-M

EF-S (Mirror APS-C)

  1. Canon Zoome Lens EF-S 10-18 mm 1: 4.5-5.6 IS STM
  2. Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 10-22 mm 1: 3.5-4.5 USM

EF-M (Mirrorless APS-C)

  1. Canon Zoom Lens EF-M 11-22 mm 1: 4-5.6 IS STM

Pentax DA (+ Samsung / Schneider-Kreuznach, for Pentax K mount):

  1. SMC Pentax-DA 1: 2.8 (22) 14 mm ED [IF] (Pentax 14)
  2. SMC Pentax-DA FISH-EYE 1: 3.5-4.5 10-17 mm ED [IF] (Pentax 10-17) (FISHEYE, most likely optically identical Tokina Model 107)
  3. HD Pentax-DA FISH-EYE 1: 3.5-4.5 10-17 mm (FISHEYE, most likely optically similar to Tokina 107 NH)
  4. HD PENTAX-DA * 1: 2.8 11-18 mm ED DC AW
  5. SMC Pentax-DA 1: 4 12-24 mm ED AL [IF] (Pentax 12-24) (most likely optically identical Tokina Model 124)
  6. Samsung Zoom Lens Fisheye D-Xenon 10-17 mm 1: 3.5-4.5 AL, copy Pentax 10-17optical scheme from Tokina Model 107
  7. Samsung Zoom Lens D-Xenon 1: 4 12-24 mm ED ALcopy Pentax 12-24optical scheme from Tokina Model 124
  8. Schneider-Kreuznach D-Xenogon 1: 3.5-4.5 10-17 mm ED AL, copy Pentax 10-17optical scheme from Tokina Model 107
  9. Schneider-Kreuznach D-Xenon 1: 4 12-24 mm ED AL, copy Pentax 12-24optical scheme from Tokina Model 124

Sony / Minolta (A or E):

E-mount (E):

  1. Sony E 4 /10 18 U.S.S

A-mount:

  1. Sony 4.5-5.6 /11 18 DT (SAL1118) (most likely optically identical Tamron model a13)
  2. Konica Minolta AF DT Zoom 11-18 mm 1: 4.5 (22) -5.6 D (most likely optically identical Tamron model a13)

Samsung NX

  1. Samsung Lens 1: 3.5 10 mm Fisheye
  2. Samsung Lens 1: 4-5.6 12-24 mm ED i-Function

Fujifilm x

  1. FUJINON ASPHERICAL LENS SUPER EBC XF 14 mm 1: 2.8 R
  2. FUJINON ASPHERICAL LENS Nano-GI XF 8-16 mm 1: 2.8 R LM WR
  3. FUJINON ASPHERICAL LENS SUPER EBC XF 10-24 mm 1: 4 R OIS
  4. FUJINON ASPHERICAL LENS SUPER EBC XF 10-24 mm 1: 4 R OIS WR

Zeiss (E / X)

  1. ZEISS Distagon Touit 2.8 /12 T* (Sony E-mount, Fujifilm X-mount)

Leica CL / TL / T / TL

  1. Leica SUPER-VARIO-ELMAR-T 1: 3.5-4.5 /11 23 ASPH.
  2. Leica SUPER-VARIO-ELMAR-TL 1: 3.5-4.5 /11 23 ASPH.

Samyang (E)

  1. Samyang AF 12/2 E

Do you know more similar lenses? Or do you have experience with any of them? Then be sure to share your thoughts in the comments.

In the comments, you can ask a question on the topic and they will answer you, as well as you can express your opinion or describe your experience. For the selection of photographic equipment, I recommend large catalogs, for example E-Catalog. Many little things for the photo can be found on AliExpress.

Conclusions:

If you need good wide-angle aperture zoom for Nikon DX cameras - for these purposes Tokina AT-X 116 DX II fits like no other.

December 24, 2014 lens Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11-16 F2.8 (IF) DX II ASPHERICAL has been updated to version Tokina AT-X PRO SD 11-20 F2.8 (IF) DX ASPHERICAL.

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Comments: 131, on the topic: Tokina AT-X 116 PRO SD 11-16mm F2.8 (IF) DX II Aspherical review

  • Ed

    It turns out the viewing angle on the crop camera will decrease from 104 ° -82 ° to 78 ° by 16mm (approximately).
    11-16mm corresponds to 104 ° -82 ° (this is for FF).
    and for crop, the viewing angle will be approximately 78 ° -65 °. (which on the EF-S lens will correspond as the viewing angle at 18mm and 24mm.
    So this is not shirik.
    Does Tokina have shirik so that there would be an angle greater than 100 ° on the crop.
    And really, why is it written on DX cameras what does it mean for crop and do the corners serve as for FF?
    Or am I misunderstood something?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Does Tokina have shirik so that there would be an angle greater than 100 ° on the crop.

      Has, for example Tokina 107 Fisheye 10-17mm. It is customary to call lenses with EFR smaller than 35mm wide, because this is a classic wide (EFR 17.6-32mm).

      And really, why is it written on DX cameras what does it mean for crop and do the corners serve as for FF?

      This is the most frequently asked question on Radozhiv. The focal length is independent of the camera used. Focal length is a physical quantity that is indicated the same for all (ALL!) Lenses. The EF-S mark only indicates that this lens will not work on full frame cameras. At the same time, if you put Tokina 11-16 on a full-frame camera (in the case of Tokina, this can be, since this is a lens from a third-party manufacturer), then the EGF will be just the same 11-16 mm.
      It is easier to remember the following rule: on all cropped cameras, the EGF of the lens is recounted always and everywhere with any lens installed. Over time, everything becomes very logical and understandable.

  • Ed

    Thank you.
    So the angle will be approximately 78 ° -65 °.

    • Jury

      You misunderstood. The angle of view of this lens on the crop is from 83 (at 16 mm) to 104 (at 11 mm) degrees.

  • Dmitry Z.

    I took a test of such a B / U token, in a state close to a new one, but disappointed me in sharpness and detail. In the center there is something at the level of Nikon's amateur whale 18-55mm. At a focusing distance from 30cm to 1m - there is almost no sharpness, from two meters they are soft even at F5,6, branches from 8 meters are already normal, at the far distance from 40 meters - I would like a little sharper. All this is about the center of the frame. Yes, at 50cm - monstrous oberations, at 8 meters - normal. True, it was cloudy, but the shutter speed was no longer than 1/500. I have not had such wide lenses. So I'm thinking: is it a bad copy, or is this the norm for such a lens? But many people praise him precisely for his sharpness! Arkady, if you find the time, please answer.

    • Valentine

      Tighten the diaphragm when conditions allow (do not be shy, F8 will be just right), add sharpness by program methods. The picture is good.

      • Dmitry Z.

        Pulling is understandable, although according to tests in reviews the maximum sharpness of this lens is 5,6, i.e. at f8 only the depth of field will increase, but not the sharpness and detail. For a pro lens, f2,8 is not very good. The question is whether it is a normal sample or with a bad alignment? After reading the reviews, I realized that Tokin has the same problem as Tamrons and Sigma - bad factory alignment! Those. it is necessary to choose a “successful” sample, and not every buyer gets those. The drawing of this lens is really good.

        • Vitaly N

          I took such a lens the other day for $ 100, but after a blow. The outer case dangled - I fixed it by replacing 2 screws. But the lens felt soapy. It turned out to be a problem with autofocus - it jerks back and forth past the correct focus position. In manual mode, the camera accurately shows the moment of focusing. The lens is really sharp at 2.8. I read reviews about autofocusing - a common problem. Try to focus manually on the indicator.

          • Dmitry Z.

            Thanks for the answer! He shot at the target and so, if the trick escaped, I would have found it elsewhere. So a really bad instance.

            • Valentine

              And the frame can be seen, better in raw?

  • Vitaly N

    Regarding the frequent problem of fidgeting in both directions without getting into focus. In my case, pressing the Hall sensor located under the zoom ring closer to the magnetic ring helped. In the infe found in the internet, he was not called as soon as the diaphragm limit switch and something else. In fact, it reads information about the direction and movement of the helicoid. The yawing stopped, the focus is clear, refocusing is within the depth of field.

    • Vitaly N

      * Hall.

  • Andrei

    Hello.

    Besides the focus motor, are there any other differences between the DX I and DX II? And a more general question in relation to the combination of this lens with the Fuji S5Pro, for it it does not matter which DX I / II lens to take? This camera has a built-in motor, is there a difference in the focusing speed of the built-in and “objective” motor, which one will be used if there is both there and there (in the lens and in the camera)?

    Thanks in advance

    • Michael

      It seems that enlightenment is different. The motor in the lens will be used, if any.

    • Andrei

      I’ll clarify that the difference is interesting from the point of view of experience in use, since I found a difference in some characteristics (enlightenment, processor contacts) in the internet, but some reviews note this as a purely advertising move (with the exception of a screwdriver). Someone can compare ..

      • Michael

        The scheme is the same, so that a visible increase in optical qualities in practice will not be noticeable

  • Dmitriy

    About the blend to the subject. Suitable hood from Canon EF 24-105mm f / 4L IS USM. Marking the hood EW-83H. I bought not original but with a fleecy inner coating. She sits very well / tightly on the subject, but does not completely turn around about 5 mm. To eliminate this, you need to carefully cut the 5 lower guides (from the lens side) with these sharp knife into the places just under the latches. As a result, it sits very tight, without backlashes, there is no vignetting at 2 mm.

  • Basil

    Please tell me how convenient manual focusing on these lenses is. Limited in finances and looking at the first version for the non-motorized Nikon.

    • Michael

      Convenience is average, not ah! But there are no special problems, especially since it is super wide - you don't need to aim especially

    • Dmitriy

      I have a second version of the lens and 2 crop cameras: with and without a motor. I always take general plans / landscapes with 11 mm hyperfocal and f / 3.5-f / 4.5. It is on these settings
      This lens has maximum optical quality. Once I tested on my copy what focus position I have the most suitable picture for me and always set it manually before shooting. So for this type of shooting, autofocus is not needed at all. But if you need to take pictures with an interesting composition / camera angles and focus in the close-up or shoot a report, then of course you need autofocus. Moreover, finding a copy for your camera without the need for accurate auto-tuning is quite difficult. On my D3200, autofocus has a pronounced front or back focus (I don’t remember exactly which one, I use only contrast AF on this camera), but on the D7000 I managed to make an exact substitution of the AF so that I could use phase AF.

  • Kirill

    I shot on this, only under the canon - it does not hold backlight at all, in principle!

  • Alexey

    Arkady, hello! Do you think it makes sense to overpay for the second model for the sake of a different enlightenment in the presence of a “screwdriver”?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      It’s worth it, then it will be easier to sell. But if for yourself and for centuries, then you can get by with the first version.

      • Alexey

        Thank you very much for your reply!

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