Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE Review
*February 3, 2020 – Please note that at the time of writing this review, Adobe hasn’t released a lens profile for Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE*
In the last couple of years Tokina has introduced two (2) new series of lenses for DSLR users, Opera and atx-i, and the Firin series of lenses for mirrorless users, each one of these lenses having great reviews about their exceptional optical quality and high performance.
Now its time for another series of lenses, one more for the very demanding and fast growing mirrorless market.
The new line is called “atx-m”, and the début lens of these series is the atx-m 85mm F/1.8 FE, a newly designed medium telephoto prime lens for Sony E-mount cameras.
In comparison to the premium high-end Firin series for pro mirrorless users, the new atx-m series will be more affordable and accesible to the market, targeted to semi-pro users, while also retaining high optical quality and advanced technologies.
The lens is being manufactured according to Sony-licenced specifications, something very important that reassures high quality and latest functions.
In other words, that ensures that the product was designed and manufactured according to the optimal standards, and its not a case of reverse engineering.
As for the name of the new series, the preservation of the “atx” word is ensuring that Tokina advanced technologies are present in this new line of lenses as well, while the “m” letter, who stands for “motif” and “mirrorless”, means that the design and specifications of the new lenses of this series, will help the photographer create unique and breathtaking photos with mirrorless cameras.