Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE Lens Announced, Priced $499, Available for Pre-Order

Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE

 

Tokina has just officially announced the new Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE lens for full-frame Sony mirrorless cameras. It is a medium telephoto lens, featuring 10 elements, one of which is ‘SD’ low-dispersion, an STM motor for ‘quite and speedy’ autofocus and with all autofocus functions of Sony cameras, a minimum focus distance of 0.8m and a max magnification of 0.13x. This new lens costs $499, first available for pre-order at B&HAdorama.

Tokina atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE Overview

  • Portrait-length prime is designed for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras but can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 127.5mm equivalent focal length.
  • Bright f/1.8 design strikes an ideal balance between portability and a fast design and maintains a sleek profile while benefitting depth of field and low-light shooting needs.
  • One SD low dispersion element is featured in the optical design and helps to control chromatic aberrations and color fringing for improved clarity and color accuracy.
  • Super Low Reflection Multi-Coating reduces ghosting and flare for increased contrast and color fidelity and also helps to repel water, oil, and dust from the front lens element.
  • ST-M stepping motor achieves fast and especially quiet autofocus performance and the all-metal focus unit also contributes to a dampened manual focus feel for improved control. Additionally, this system uses an internal focusing mechanism to limit the overall length of the lens and to promote faster focusing speeds.
  • Nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
  • The lens mount is fitted with an electronic interface that conveys all lens Exif data to the camera and is also fully compatible with in-camera functions, such as image stabilization, Eye AF, MF assist, and other functions.

Below are the detailed specifications:

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 85 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Sony FE
Aperture
Maximum aperture F1.8
Minimum aperture F16
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Optics
Elements 10
Groups 7
Special elements / coatings 1 SD element + Multi-coating
Focus
Minimum focus 0.80 m (31.5)
Maximum magnification 0.13×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual No
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Focus distance limiter No
Physical
Weight 645 g (1.42 lb)
Diameter 93 mm (3.66)
Length 80 mm (3.15)
Sealing No
Filter thread 72 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar No

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