Kenko Tokina just dropped their latest offering for Full Frame Canon and Nikon DSLR users looking for a versatile macro telephoto lens.
Japanese premium camera accessories manufacturer Kenko Tokina has just announced the release of the new Tokina atx-i 100mm f2.8 Macro FF lens, which promises unparalleled versatility for Full Frame Canon and Nikon DSLR users. If you’re looking for a macro lens that will provide close-focusing capabilities and life-sized reproduction, this could be a new option worth checking out.
Kenko Tokina takes pride in combining the award-winning optics of the original ATX model with a new sleek design for the second member of the new atx-i series. This mid-range autofocus telephoto lens allows 1:1 reproduction at 11.8 inches (30 cm) from the sensor plane. This means photographers will have a comfortable 4.5 inches of working distance between the subject and the front of the lens. The fast f2.9 aperture makes focusing in low light a breeze and produces a soft bokeh that looks great for portraits, landscapes, small world photography, and video work.
The new Tokina atx-i 100mm f2.8 Macro FF lens features a “flat-field” optical design that keeps the field-of-view curvature at zero. This ensures that photos have edge-to-edge sharpness at all apertures and focus distances. It also has multi-coatings that render natural color with extremely low light falloff as well as control chromatic aberration, ghosting, and flares.
This new lens also comes with a One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism that allows users to easily switch from auto-focus to manual focus. From the AF mode, they only need to snap the focus ring back toward the camera to access the manual focus control. This provides a tactile MF feel with hard stops on either side of the focus range, as with traditional manual lenses. The focus ring of this lens also shares the same directional rotation of proprietary Nikon and Canon lenses.
Tokina atx-i 100mm f2.8 Macro FF Specifications
- Focal Distance: 100mm
- Minimum Aperture: f/2.8
- Maximum Aperture: f/32
- Sensor Coverage: Full-Frame
- Lens Coatings: Multi-Coated
- Lens Configuration: 9 elements in 8 groups
- Angle of View: 24.5°
- Minimum Focus Distance: 0.3m / 11.8 inchesMacro Ratio 1:1
- Focus Method: Extending Barrel
- Diaphragm Blades: 9
- Filter Size: 55mm
- Overall Length: 95.1mm
- Maximum Diameter: 73mm
- Weight: 490 grams
- Hood: BH-551
- Available Mounts: Canon EF / Nikon F
- Warranty period: Exclusive 3-year USA warranty
Interested in this new Tokina lens? Tokina USA retailers are now taking pre-orders for the Tokina atx-i 100mm f2.8 Macro FF starting today, while worldwide sales will begin on December 6th. The estimated selling price in the US is set at $429. Visit the Kenko Tokina USA website for more details.