Kenko Tokina announced on January 17 the short focus lens "atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE" for Sony E-mount. This is a medium-sized telephoto lens for full size, and the price has been kept down while focusing on the imaging performance and bokeh. The suggested retail price is 56,000 yen [excluding tax] and will be released from February 7.
The first lens in the new "atx-m" series of interchangeable lenses for Tokina's mirrorless cameras. The "m" in atx-m stands for "motif" [motivation / creative action], and means "users can inspire creative action." The lineup will be different from the high-performance full-size dedicated lens "FiRIN" series, and we will develop products with high cost performance.
The atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE is a medium-telephoto lens that supports the 35mm format, and demonstrates its power in snap photography utilizing the brightness of F1.8. The lens configuration consists of 10 elements in 7 groups. SD glass [FK01] is arranged in the rear group to correct chromatic aberration. Both high contrast and beautiful bokeh are achieved.
The inner focus system is adopted, and the stepping motor is excellent for quietness. The front of the lens is coated with a WR [water repellent], making it difficult for water or oil to adhere. The exterior uses a lot of metal to enhance its solidity and texture. The main specifications are as follows.
- Minimum aperture: F16
- Number of diaphragm blades: 9
- Minimum focusing distance: 0.8m
- Macro maximum magnification: 1.8
- Filter size: 72mm
- Body size: Maximum diameter 80mm x total length 93mm
- Weight: 645g
- Accessories: Bayonet hood [BH-727], lens cap