Tokina has launched their new atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE lens for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras.
This is one of the first lenses of Tokina’s new ‘atx-m’ mirrorless lens series, which will offer various lens designs for different mounts and sensor formats.
The 85mm F1.8 FE lens is constructed of ten elements in seven groups and features one low-dispersion (SD) element. Tokina has also used its Super Low Reflection Multi-coating throughout the lens, which Tokina claims ‘provides natural color and excellent contrast along with superior water, oil and dust repellant properties.’
Autofocus is driven by Tokina’s new ST-M motor technology that according to Tokina is quiet, fast, and accurate in still and video modes and thanks to an all-metal focus unit and high-quality lubricants; manual focus is tactile, smooth and precise.
The lens has been designed in accordance with Sony’s licensed specifications, this means that it will work with Sony’s in-body image stabilization (IBIS), Face/Eye Priority AF, Real-time Eye AF, MF assist, and electronic distance scale.
Tokina 85mm F1.8 FE Specs
- Focal Length: 85MM
- Maximum Aperture: F/1.8
- Minimum Aperture: F/16
- Construction E/G: 10 ELEMENTS IN 7 GROUPS
- Angle of View: 28.50°
- Filter Size: 72 MM
- Weight: 1.4 LBS
- Minimum Focus Distance: 31 IN
- Zoom Mode: NONE
- Aperture Blades: 9
- Magnification: 1:8
- Focusing Type: Internal
- Lens Length: 91.5mm
Worldwide sales of the Tokina atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE lens will begin on February 7, 2020 with authorized Tokina USA retailers taking pre-orders from January 17, 2020. Estimated USA Price of $499.00
The lens will however be facing very stiff competition in the form of Sony’s own FE 85mm F1.8 E-Mount lens.
Priced at only around $100 more than the Tokina the Sony FE 85mm F1.8 is one of the most popular lenses for Alpha Shooters looking for an 85mm lens, it’s also a lens that I own myself and don’t see myself letting go of anytime soon.
Further details and sample images can be found on Tokina’s website.
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