With the new atx-m series, Tokina is introducing its new lens series, which is specifically designed for mirrorless system cameras. The first lens in the new atx-m series is the Tokina 85mm f/1.8 FE for Sony E-Mount. A number of other mirrorless lens mounts will also be supported in the future (we suspect Canon RF, Nikon Z and Panasonic L-Mount).
Tokina states that the new atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE is "fully compatible" with the Sony system, which means that all lens and camera data specified by Sony should be supported, including: 5-axis image stabilisation, Face/Eye Priority AF, Real-time Eye AF, MF Assist and electronic distance scales.
The Tokina atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE consists of 10 optical elements in groups and should weigh approximately 635g. The filter diameter is 72mm, the aperture consists of 9 blades.
In addition, the Tokina atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE will feature a newly developed ST-M focus, which is designed to provide fast, accurate and quiet focusing, explicitly for video.
The Tokina will be available immediately at a price of approx. 500,- Euro.