Some of you may recall the Tokina Firin 20mm f2.0 manual focus full-frame lens for Sony E mount that Tokina announced back in 2016, and now Tokina are back with an auto focus version of this lens, again designed for full-frame Sony sensors. The new Tokina FíRIN 20mm f2 FE AF, is the second prime lens in Tokina’s premium lens series “FíRIN” for mirrorless cameras, and features the same optical design as in manual focus variant, however this time it caters more to photographers looking for reliable auto-focus in their shooting style.
The new Tokina lens has been optimized for full size camera sensors in terms of size and resolving ability, the optical design adopts 2 aspherical elements and 3 lenses molded from Super-low Dispersion glass to significantly reduce any type of aberration including spherical aberration, distortion and chromatic aberration while assuring high resolution and stunning performance even at wideopen aperture.
Tokina FiRIN 20mm f2.0 FE AF Features
- Sony E-Mount Lens
- For Full-Frame sensors
- Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
- 3 x Super-Low Dispersion Elements
- 2 x Aspherical Elements
- Multi-Layered Coating
- Ring-Type Ultrasonic AF Motor
- Full-Time Manual Focus Override
- Supports In-Camera Assist Functions
- Nine-Blade Diaphragm
- Available: May 2018
- Price: TBA
A highlight in the new Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF is the quick responsive and silent ring-shaped ultrasonic motor, which coupled with GMR sensor provides a fast and accurate AF – something that Sony a9 or Sony A7RIII users can surely appreciate.
The Tokina FíRIN 20mm F2 FE AF is fully compatible with Fast Hybrid AF system and all AF function settings, providing the same AF performance as with common E-mount AF lenses, while also accommodating fine manual focus adjustment.
Due to the data transmittance ability via electric contacts the camera obtains necessary data from the lens chip to correct shading, distortion and lateral chromatic aberrations, while also making use of the In-Body Image Stabilization function of the camera.
The new Tokina FiRIN 20mm f2.0 FE AF lens is scheduled to ship sometime in April in Japan and May rest of the world. The price has not yet been announced.
On the other hand, if zoom lenses are your thing, Tamron has you covered with their new 70-210mm f4.0 Di VC USD full-frame lens. This new compact telephoto lens can be quite handy for video use as well, mainly thanks to its ample focal length coverage, moisture resistant construction, image stabilization, and internal focusing, which means the lens doesn’t extend when change focus.
Tamron 70-210mm f/4 Di VC USD Features
- EF-Mount Lens
- Full-Frame 35mm coverage
- Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
- Ultrasonic Silent Drive Autofocus Motor
- VC Image Stabilization
- Fluorine-Coated Front Element
- Moisture-Resistant Construction
- Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
- Compatible with TAP-in Console
- Price: $799 at B&H
- Availability: April 2018
The new Tamron 70-210mm f4 covers full-frame 35mm and will be available upon release in April in Canon EF and Nikon mounts, while its aggressive pricing makes it a very affordable option for such focal length compared to the Canon version, which for example, is priced at $1,149.
For full specifications head over to Tamron’s website.