Tokina has announced a raft of new lenses due this year for mirrorless APS-C Sony and Fujifilm cameras. This comes as welcome news, given the current relative lack of third-party lenses for APS-C Sony and Fujifilm systems. Come summer we can expect three new primes for Sony E-mount cameras: an atx-m 23mm f/1.4, atx-m 33mm f/1.4, and atx-m 56mm f/1.4. This same trio of primes are scheduled for release in Fujifilm X-mount-fit in the autumn.
The announcement follows a recent trend of third party lens manufacturers embracing previously under-supported systems with new prime optics, most notably Sigma's launch of its 16mm (opens in new tab), 30mm (opens in new tab) and 56mm f/1.4 DC DN Contemporary (opens in new tab) lenses for Canon's M-mount cameras.
And it's not just APS-C Sony shooters who Tokina is out to impress this autumn. The company is also due to launch two new full-frame Sony FE-mount optics for A7 and A9 cameras. Expect to see atx-m 35mm f/1.8 and atx-m 50mm f/1.8 lenses joining the recently launched atx-m 85mm f/1.8 (opens in new tab) portrait lens - a lens we recently reviewed (opens in new tab) and came away very impressed by.
Finally, Tokina hasn't forgotten about DSLR shooters, as it's also releasing a new atx-i optic for APS-C Canon and Nikon DSLRs in the summer. The upcoming atx-i 11-20mm f/2.8 will join the recently released atx-i 11-16mm f/2.8 and atx-i 100mm f/2.8 macro optics. Although given atx-i lenses are essentially re-releases of existing AT-X Pro models but with restyled lens barrels, we'd expect the atx-i 11-20mm f/2.8 to share the same optical path as Tokina's existing AT-X 11-20 mm f/2.8 Pro.
No technical details have been revealed about these upcoming atx-m lenses, but if their performance is on par with Tokina's excellent Opera 50mm (opens in new tab), we're in for a treat.
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