Tokina unveils affordable E-Mount portrait lens
The atx-m 85 mm f/1.8 FE is first in a new line of lenses for mirrorless mounts
Tokina has launched its new Prime Lens atx-m lens line, which it says are high-quality but affordable lenses for mirrorless cameras, with the announcement of a portrait optic for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras, the Tokina atx-m 85 mm f/1.8 FE.
While the new lens is designed for Sony cameras, Tokina says the atx-m range will eventually include lenses “for multiple mounts and sensor formats”, likely including Canon’s RF and Nikon’s Z mounts, as well as the L-mount used by Leica, Sigma and Panasonic cameras.
5-Axis Image Stabilization
Tokina is keen to point out that the atx-m 85 mm f/1.8 FE is designed to Sony‘s specifications, and so like native E-mount Lenses will support camera functions such as autofocus including Sony’s Eye AF-in-body, image stabilisation and manual focus assist.
The lens features an optical design made up of 10 glass elements in seven groups, including one SD Low dispersion element, and Tokina’s Super Low Reflection Multicoating, which is designed to minimise ghosting and flare and repel oil and moisture. Tokina says the atx-m 85 mm f/1.8 FE delivers “natural color and excellent contrast” and “corner-to-corner resolution”.
An all-metal focusing unit and ST-M motor are said to ensure smooth, fast and quite autofocus. While the lens is ideal for portraiture – Tokina calls it a “bokeh monster”, it’s also suitable for street and landscape photography. The lens weights 645 g and has a 72 mm filter thread
The Tokina atx-m 85 mm f/1.8 FE will be available worldwide from February 7, priced at € 450 / $499.
- Superior resolving ability from corner to corner, smooth and beautiful bokeh thanks to fast aperture f/1.8.
- Effective ghost and flares care thanks to Tokina‘s exclusive Super Low Reflection Coating with water, oil&dust repellent abilities.
- Complete data correspondence with camera body that provides full advantage of the latest features of the Sony A7 series.