Kenko Tokina is releasing the $499 Tokina atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE lens for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. The lens is the debut lens for Tokina’s atx-m series of mirrorless lenses for multiple mounts and sensor formats. The atx-m 85mm f1.8 FE lens features a clean design with high-quality optics housed in a beautifully anodized, semi-satin black metal lens barrel, the company says.
The optical design has 10 glass elements in 7 groups including 1 SD (Low Dispersion) lens that offers excellent resolution, sharp edge-to-edge results, and well-controlled chromatic aberrations, according to Tokina. The lens has exclusive Super Low Reflection Multi-coating provides natural color and excellent contrast along with superior water, oil, and dust repellant properties.
The atx-m 85mm FE is developed and manufactured in accordance with Sony-licensed specifications and communicates all required data to the camera to take full advantage of the latest Sony features including 5-axis image stabilization, Face/Eye Priority AF, Real-time Eye AF, MF assist, and electronic distance scale.
“This is a very exciting new lens series for Tokina” says Yuji Matsumoto, president, Kenko Tokina USA. “The mirrorless camera market continues to expand and the atx-m series will address the needs of photographers using different camera mounts and sensor sizes.”
Worldwide sales of the Tokina atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE lens will begin on Feb. 7, 2020 with authorized Tokina USA retailers taking pre-orders Jan. 17, 2020.