January 17, 2020

Tokina Introduces New 85mm F/1.8 FE Prime for Sony Mirrorless Cameras

Tokina kicks off its new mirrorless lens line with an 85mm f/1.8 for Sony E-mount.

Meet the debut lens for Tokina's mirrorless atx-m series, the atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE for full-frame Sony E-mount cameras.

This prime lens has some pretty impressive features, including a new fast and quiet ST-M autofocus motor, a smooth manual focus ring, and great low-light performance and beautiful bokeh thanks to its fast f/1.8 aperture.

It'll also allow users to capture high-res images that are sharp from edge to edge with "well-controlled" chromatic aberrations. Its optical design includes ten glass elements in seven groups, one SD (Low Dispersion) lens, and Super Low Reflection Multi-Coating, which is exclusive to Tokina, to produce natural color, good contrast, as well as protection from water, oil, and dust.

And because this lens meets Sony’s licensed specifications, it'll work just fine with Sony's 5-axis image stabilization, Face/Eye Priority AF, Real-time Eye AF, MF assist, and electronic distance scale.

Tech Specs

  • Focal Length: 85mm
  • Max. Aperture: F1.8
  • Min. Aperture: F/16
  • Construction E/G: 10 elements in 7 groups
  • Angle of View: 28.50°
  • Filter Size: 72mm
  • Weight: 1.4 lbs.
  • Min. Focus Distance: 31"
  • Zoom Mode: None
  • Aperture Blades: 9
  • Magnification: 1:8
  • Focusing Type: Internal

Pricing and Availability

The Tokina atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE lens retails at $499 and will go on sale worldwide on February 7, 2020. Pre-orders begin today.     

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