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Tokina Announces 85mm f1.8 Prime for Sony Share This on LinkedIn   Tweet This   Forward This

18 January 2020

Tokina has announced the Tokina atx-m 85mm f1.8 FE for Sony E-mount full-frame cameras, its first lens in the atx-m series. The new atm-x series will include lenses for several mounts and sensor formats, the company said.

"This is a very exciting new lens series for Tokina" said Yuji Matsumoto, Kenko Tokina USA president. "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."


Highlights of the new prime include:

  • Sony E-Mount prime lens
  • Full-frame format
  • Aperture range from f1.8 to f16
  • 10 glass elements
  • One SD low dispersion element
  • Super low reflection multi-coating
  • ST-M focus motor


Specifications for the 85mm lens include:

Mount Sony E
Focal Length 85mm
Aperture f1.8 to f16
Angle of View 28.5°
Minimum Focus 2.62 feet
Magnification 0.13x
Optical Design 10 elements in 7 groups
Autofocus Yes
Image Stabilization No
Filter Thread 72mm
Dimensions 3.15 x 3.67 inches
Weight 1.42 lbs.


Tokina said the lens would ship on Feb. 7 for $499. Adorama and B&H are both now accepting pre-orders.

Tokina atx-m 85mm f1.8 FEWorldwide Sales Date Announcement

The Tokina atx-m 85mm f1.8 FE is the first lens debuting in atx-m series 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 f1.8 aperture that is excellent spec combination for shooting portraits, landscapes, street snaps and close up shots.

Sales will commence on Feb. 7.

High-Lighted Features

  • Simple and sophisticated design and high build quality based on anodized semi-satin finish metal and optical glass materials.
  • Smooth and beautiful bokeh, comparatively round light points in out of focus area thanks to fast aperture f1.8, large diameter of front glass element and low light fall-off performance.
  • Outstanding resolving ability from corner to corner thanks to 10 glass elements including 1 SD element.
  • Effective ghost and flares care thanks to Tokina's exclusive Super Low Reflection Coating with water, oil and dust repellent abilities.
  • Quiet, speedy and accurate focusing realized by ST-M focus motor actuation.
  • Smooth and precise manual focusing thanks to all-metal made unit and high standard grease materials.
  • 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.
  • Developed and manufactured in accordance with Sony-licensed specifications.

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