New Series, New optics, New look – The atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE lens for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras.

Kenko Tokina, Japan’s leading manufacturer of premium camera accessories, is releasing the Tokina atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE lens for full-frame Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras. It is the debut lens for Tokina’s atx-m series of mirrorless lenses that will include 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 fast f/1.8 aperture is perfect for portraits, low light shooting and produces beautiful bokeh.

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. Tokina’s exclusive Super Low Reflection Multi-coating provides natural color and excellent contrast along with superior water, oil, and dust repellent properties.

The new ST-M auto-focus motor is quiet, fast, and accurate in still and video modes and thanks to an all-metal focus unit and high-quality lubricants; manual focus is tactile, smooth and precise.

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 at 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 February 7, 2020 with authorized Tokina USA retailers taking pre-orders January 17, 2020. Estimated USA Street Price of $499.00

About atx-m Series

atx-m series is targeting high speed growing mirrorless cameras market with high quality and yet superior cost performance optical lenses.

Preserving the Tokina’s advanced technology (atx) new series is marked with “m” letter, that stands for “motif” and “mirrorless”- motivation that Tokina provides to photographer for creating unique and breathtaking photos with mirrorless cameras.

Product Overview

The first lens debuting in atx-m series is 85mm F1.8 FE designed to fit Sony E-mount full frame cameras.

It is a completely newly designed medium tele photo prime lens in Tokina line-up featuring popular 85mm focal length and fast f/1.8 aperture that is excellent spec combination for shooting portraits, landscapes, street snaps and close up shots. Being manufactured according with Sony-licensed specifications 85mm F1.8 FE reassures overall quality and joy of capturing the world taking full advantage of the most latest and high advanced functions of Sony mirrorless cameras.

Optical Performance

10 optical elements including one SD (Low-dispersion) generate the image with excellent resolution from corner to corner, high contrast, low distortion / chromatic aberrations, great compression and nature color rendition.

 
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Mechanics & Electronics

Quiet, speedy and accurate focusing is realized by ST-M focus motor actuation. Smooth and precise manual focusing thanks to all-metal made unit and high standard grease lubricants.

Functionality

The Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE is made compatible to autofocus and other functions of the Sony camera providing perfect functionality and usability for the photographer.

Full compatibility with AF system

The Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE is fully compatible with Fast Hybrid AF system and all AF function settings, providing the same AF performance as with proprietary E-mount AF lenses. Fine manual focus adjustment along with Face/Eye Priority AF, Real-time Eye AF are also compatible.

MF Assist function

Accurate focusing is supported by compatibility to MF Assist function, when fine focusing adjustment is operated by manual rotation of the focusing ring with the simultaneous interlocking with image enlarging function and bar distance display on the monitor.

Optical correction

Due to the data transmittance ability via electric contacts the camera obtains necessary data from the lens chip to correct shading, distortion and lateral chromatic aberrations. Optical corrections can be done by the camera as well.

5-Axis Image Stabilization

By transmitting focal length data the Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE is able to get maximum use of In-Body 5-Axis Image Stabilization function of the camera.

High-Light Features

  • Superior resolving ability from corner to corner, smooth and beautiful bokeh thanks to fast aperture f/1.8, large diameter of front glass element and low light fall-off performance.
  • 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 such as 5-axis image stabilization, MF assist, Face/Eye Priority AF, Real-time Eye AF and the electronic distance scale.

Note: Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE is developed and manufactured in accordance with Sony-licensed specification.