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Tokina 11-16 vs Tokina 11-20 sun flares comparison

Is it worth investing more money or upgrading to Tokina 11-20 F2.8?

Jaro Kurimsky

Jaro Kurimsky

Self-taught photographer specialised in landscape and travel photography.
Jaro Kurimsky

I owned both lenses but I had no chance to make side by side comparison. I offer you here real world pictures made on Nikon D7200.

Update photo:

After processing one set of pictures of sunset I made in Spain I noticed one more aspect of this lens. It occurs when you shoot against the sun, and you position the sun almost in perfect centre. On your photo then will appear greenish looking circle.

Round sun flare appears after taking picture with the sun in the centre of the image
Round sun flare

As you can notice, it’s not too bad but still appears on the picture. This however doesn’t represent for me enough reason to look for something else. I consider Tokina 11-20 F2.8 the best landscape lens for APS-C sensors camera. And if you pair it with the best APS-C sensor body, the Nikon D7200, results are stunning! Good luck, I hope this review helped!


  1. CS November 22, 2018

    Hi there

    I know this may be counter-intuitive I’d like to see some flare in my photos. Can you take a shot of the 11-20 at smallest aperture (f22) and simulate the scene as in in the video thumbnail of the lens comparison?

    I know you have made one fro 11-20 at Bournemouth, UK, but I am looking for the worst, worst case scenario.. Thanks!!

    • Admin December 10, 2018

      Having flares is usually very nice, but on 11-16 was just too much. I’m not really sure what you mean by worst-case scenario. Do you want to take a picture on midday and the sun would be on the top centre of the image? Let me know, please.

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