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Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS vs Tokina AF-X Pro 16-50mm f2.8 DX

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS vs Tokina AF-X Pro 16-50mm f2.8 DXto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS Top Features

  • 18-55mm Focal Range
  • F3.5 – F5.6 Max Aperture
  • Image Stabilization
  • Filter Thread: 58mm
  • Max Format: APS-C / DX
  • Canon EF-S Mount
  • Weight: 200g.
  • Diameter: 69mm
  • Length: 70mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.25m
  • Max Magnification:0.34x

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS

Tokina 16-50mm f2.8 DX Top Features

  • 16-50mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Weather Sealed
  • Filter Thread: 77mm
  • Max Format:
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Weight: 610g.
  • Diameter: 84mm
  • Length: 97mm
  • Min Focus Distance:0.3m

Tokina AF-X Pro 16-50mm f2.8 DX

Our Winner: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS over Tokina AF-X Pro 16-50mm f2.8 DX

Focal Length – Tele 55mm vs 50mm
Image Stabilization Yes vs No
Weight 200g vs 610g
Diameter 69mm vs 84mm
Length 70mm vs 97mm
Filter Thread 58mm vs 77mm
Minimum Focus Distance 0.25m vs 0.3m
Max Magnification 0.34x vs x

Pros Of Tokina AF-X Pro 16-50mm f2.8 DX over Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS
Focal Length – Wide 16mm vs 18mm
Max Aperture – Wide 2.8 vs 3.5
Max Aperture – Tele 2.8 vs 5.6
Diaphgragm Blades 9 vs 6
Focus Type Internal Focusing vs Extending front
Distance Scale Yes vs No
Depth-of-Field Scale Yes vs No
Weather Sealing Yes vs No

Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS vs Tokina 16-50mm f2.8 DX Specs Table

General Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS Tokina 16-50mm f2.8 DX
Brand Canon Tokina
Lens Type Zoom Zoom
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Lens Type Standard Zoom Standard Zoom
Lens Mount Canon EF-S Canon EF
Max Format APS-C / DX APS-C / DX
Focal Range 18-55mm 16-50mm
Image Stabilization Yes No
Colour Black Black
Zoom Method Rotary (extending) Rotary (extending)
Power Zoom
Zoom Lock
Zoom Ratio 3.1X 3.1X
Aperture
Max Aperture F3.5 – F5.6 F2.8
Min Aperture F22.0 – F38.0 F22.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 6 9
Optics
Optical Elements 11 15
Optical Groups 9 12
Special Elements 1 Aspherical element SD element
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 0.25m 0.3m
Max Magnification 0.34X unknown
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Micromotor Screw drive from camera
Full Time Manual Yes
Focus Method Extending front Internal
Distance Scale No Yes
DoF Scale No Yes
Distance Scale No Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 200g 610g
Diameter 69mm 84mm
Length 70mm 97mm
Materials Unknown Unknown
Weather Sealing Unknown Yes
Filter Thread 58mm 77mm
Filter Notes rotates on focus
Hood Supplied No Yes
Hood Code EW-60C BH-777
Tripod Collar No No
Optional Accessories
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