Tokina has released a new lens for Sony E-mount cameras: the Tokina atx-m 85mm F/1.8 FE. This latest addition to the Tokina lineup covers Full-Frame sensors. Let’s take a closer look at this perfect portrait lens for photographers and filmmakers!
Tokina atx-m Lineup
The Tokina ATX line of lenses is out for a couple of years now, and the most famous one is probably the AT-X 11-16mm F/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens for Super35 cameras. Today, Tokina has just announced the launch of a new lineup of lenses for mirrorless cameras with the Tokina atx-m 85mm F/1.8 FE. According to Tokina, the atx-m series of glasses will be available in various mounts – probably Nikon Z and Canon RF mounts – and new lenses will be announced this year.
Tokina atx-m 85mm F/1.8 FE Features
The Tokina atx-m 85mm F/1.8 is an all-metal lens that features an ST-M autofocus motor for quiet and fast AF performance.
Also, like an autofocus lens, it communicates with your Sony camera. Indeed, you get access to all your camera functions, including 5-axis image stabilization, Face/Eye Priority AF, Real-time Eye AF, MF assist, and electronic distance scale. If you want to go the manual focus way, the large focus ring should greatly help you to get smooth and pin-sharp footage.
The lens design consists of 10 elements in 7 groups with one low dispersion element to reduce chromatic aberrations. On top of that, a Super Low Reflection Multi-coating is applied to the elements, and it should help repeal water/oil/dust out of your lens.
The aperture mechanism consists of nine aperture blades. This 85mm lens is pretty lightweight at just 1.4 lbs/450 grams and is only 91.5mm. The front filter size is 72mm, and the minimum focus distance is 31inches/78cm.
Price and Availability
The Tokina atx-m 85mm F/1.8 FE should start shipping on February 7th of this year. It retails for $499.00. As a comparison, the Sony FE 85mm f/1.8 lens is $99.00 more expensive at $598.00.
What do you think of this new Tokina atx-m 85mm F/1.8 FE lens? Do you already own an 85mm lens for your Sony camera? Let us know in the comments below!