Product Comparison: Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR vs Tokina AT-X PRO 17-35mm F4 FX

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General Specifications
AF-S FX NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR
AT-X PRO 17-35mm F4 FX
About the Product
The Nikkor 16-35mm f/4.0G AF-S ED VR Wide Angle Zoom Lens is sure to satisfy the needs of a broad range of shooters and, therefore, is poised to build sales and profits. Designed to meet the performance demands of the larger Nikon FX format image sensor. It is, however, fully compatible with Nikon DX-format digital SLR cameras.
Designed for full-frame cameras, the Tokina AT-X 17-35 mm F/4 gives photographers a wide-angle option. With a focal length of 17 mm at the wide side the lens yields a spectacular 103.9 degree field of view which is ideal for shooting in tight situations or for taking in wide expanses of space.
Key Specs
Mount Type
Nikon F-Bayonet
Canon EF, Nikon F
Maximum Aperture
4 /f
4 /f
Minimum Focal Length
16 millimeters
17 millimeters
Maximum Focal Length
35 millimeters
35 millimeters
Lens Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Wide Angle Zoom Lens
  • Excellent performing lens. The focal length and f/4 performance is excellent in all lighting conditions.
  • The pictures over all focal lengths are sharp, have very pleasing bokeh, and great color rendition.
  • Even at the longest and shortest ends of the focal range, the images are sharp.
  • I use this lens on a crop sensor and am quite satisfied with the focal range! 16mm is decently wide and 35mm is the perfect focal length to mimic what your eye sees.
  • It is VERY sharp, sharp enough that I will shoot it at any aperture, at any focal length, and not be at all concerned about whether the results will be satisfactory.
Tokina AT-X PRO 17-35mm F4 FX Lens - Nikon AF Mount
  • It's a nicely built lens. It has great center sharpness at all focal lengths at most apertures.
  • What a fantastic lens, Crystal clear throughout its focal length. Light and super quick autofocus.
  • Liked the lense well worth the price and good clear focal length and good quality.
  • I often fit this to my camera for low light shots where the short focal length and incredible depth of field allow me to go out and take photographs on a dull day without pushing the ASA very high.
  • There is no image stabalisation, but who needs it at these focal lengths!
Size & Weight
3.2 in.
3.5 in.
3.2 in.
3.5 in.
4.9 in.
3.7 in.
24 oz.
21.1 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Wide Angle Zoom Lens
  • I love this lens. Yes, it would be PERFECT if it was a little shorter, but I don't feel it is too heavy for the features included.
  • The lens is surprisingly large for a wide angle lens but it also weighs a lot less than you would think from it's size.
  • Minimal distortion and no color aberration. Not very big and not very heavy compared to other uga.
  • The FX 16-35 is not too heavy and has internal focusing and zooming. It's very sharp and great for architecture and people.
  • This lens is heavy, especially when fitted on a full-frame body. If you regularly use a tripod, this won't be an issue.
Tokina AT-X PRO 17-35mm F4 FX Lens - Nikon AF Mount
  • Excellent quality, light weight but feels very sturdy. The quality and definition of shots with this lens is very crisp, clear and detailed.
  • It is a quite chunky lens that is reassuringly heavy and despite its weight, seems to counter the weight of my camera very well and fits very well.
  • The build quality seems really good, it feels solid, and even the weight tells you that there is a lot that's gone into the constuction!
  • On the down side it is heavy but this is a price you have to pay for the superb build quality and top quality glass used.
  • My only slight criticism is that it is quite a heavy lens to add to the body of my DSLR Canon.
Minimum Focus Distance
11.4 in.
11.02 in.
Field Of View
107° - 63° / 83° - 44°
104° - 64°
Zoom Type
Manual/Auto Focus
Auto Focus
Optical Stabilization
What customers say about "Imaging"
Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Wide Angle Zoom Lens
  • Worth every penny! This lense is a must have. Takes beautiful images. Highly recommended.
  • The image quality is outstanding, and after extensive testing my copy of this lens has minuscule distortion only at extreme end of the short focus length.
  • Easily my favorite lens for shooting landscape photos. I'm pairing it with a Nikon D7200 and the image quality is pretty amazing.
  • It produces the most sharpest images I've ever seen. Hands down one of the greatest lens i've ever used.
  • This lens is so amazingly sharp I was blown away by the images it produces.
Tokina AT-X PRO 17-35mm F4 FX Lens - Nikon AF Mount
  • The focus is noisy but quite accurate. The material that is made off is excellent.
  • The autofocus is very fast, and very quiet, and the lens has a good quality feel to it.
  • I haven't been dissapointed, the lens produces absolutely superb images and I can not really see how Canon could do any better.
  • Some of my best images have been captured with this lens, a must purchase!
  • Image quality is top. You dont have to worry about focus or sharpness @ wide open, this lens is good at all possible settings.
Brand Compatibility
Canon / Nikon
Sensor Type Compatibility
FX Format / DX Format
Lens Groups and Elements
17 elements in 12 groups
13 Elements in 12 Groups
Number of Aperture Blades
Filter Diameter
77 millimeters
82 millimeters
Vibration Reduction, AF-S (Silent Wave Motor), Nano Crystal Coat, ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass, AS stands for Aspherical lens elements, IF Lens
Moisture protection, One-Touch Focus Clutch, Super-low Dispersion glass, Aspheric glass
What customers say about "Features"
Nikon AF-S FX NIKKOR 16-35mm f/4G ED VR Wide Angle Zoom Lens
  • My images came out sharp, and the AF worked flawlessly for me. The color rendition was great!
  • Very very good at preventing sun flares on wide shots when the sun is off center. The lens coatings are excellent.
  • The lens hood is smaller than I expected. I will be able to use the same 77mm filters I have on my other lenses. I am pleased.
  • This lens is heavy, solid built, VR works great, focus is smooth and crisp.
  • Fairly sharp, the VR is great, it takes filters, and it has a very good range.
Tokina AT-X PRO 17-35mm F4 FX Lens - Nikon AF Mount
  • I don't know what to say about this has great features, is brilliant for beginner photographers.
  • The build quality seems to be fine. No significant vignetting, which is good news.
  • The build quality is excellent and it handles really well. Recommended for all.
  • Excellent build quality and really capable lens producing very good pictures. Nice contrast and overall good sharpness, really happy with the purchase.
  • I have to say the build quality is great on the outside, a really nice robust feeling lens with a great weight to it that makes it feel like pro level lens.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
1099.95 $

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