Is Nikon D3500 and Tokina AT-X Pro 11-16mm F2.8 DX compatible?

Below you will find your chosen camera and lens. Click on the product name for more information.

Nikon D3500

Nikon D3500
Released: 2018
Type: Digital SLR
Sensor: DX / APS-C (1.5x)
24 Megapixels
6000 x 4000 pixels

Tokina AT-X Pro 11-16mm F2.8 DX

Tokina AT-X Pro 11-16mm F2.8 DX
Released: 2008
Wide Angle Zoom Lens
Suited for cameras with APS-C sensors
Focal Length: 11-16 mm
Aperture: f/2,8

Can you combine these two?

Last updated: June 2024

This is the short answer:

The camera and lens you have chosen can be used together but you will only have manual focus.

Lack of Autofocus

The lens supports autofocus but neither the camera nor the lens has a built-in autofocus (AF) motor. You as a photographer will not have the possibility to use autofocus to obtain a sharp image. Focusing manually will then be the only way to obtain sharpness.

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Focal Length

The Nikon camera has a sensor of type DX, a smaller version compared to a Full frame sensor, which means that your experienced Focal length will be multiplied by 1.5x.

This lens has focal length:
11-16 mm

Since Nikon D3500 does not have a Full Frame sensor the experience focal length you will experience will be:
16-24 mm

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Total weight

When you are looking at a combination of a camera and a lens you must always consider the total weight. Each product weighs in at:

Nikon D3500
365 gram

Tokina AT-X Pro 11-16mm F2.8 DX
560 gram

Together they have a total weight of 925 gram (equal to 2.04 lb).

Compatibility Check ID: 9999

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