Being the second lens in the new ATX-i series of lenses, the brand new Tokina ATX-i 100mm F2.8 FF Macro is a versatile mid-range auto-focus telephoto lens with exceptional close focusing capabilities reaching life-sized (1:1) reproduction at 11.8 inches (30cm) from the sensor plane. It will be available in Canon EF and Nikon F versions while yielding excellent edge-to-edge sharpness at all focus distances and apertures.
Just like the recently announced Tokina ATX-i 11-16mm f/2.8 CF, the all-new ATX-i 100mm F2.8 FF Macro sports a new modern housing and is made up of 9 multi-coated lens elements in 8 groups. The unit also boasts Tokina’s “flat-field” optical design that results in an extremely high corner to corner resolving performance and almost zero distortion.
All in all, the optical design of the ATX-i 100mm F2.8 FF Macro incorporates a series of aspherical and low dispersion elements, which suppress a variety of aberrations for improved sharpness and clarity.
Individual elements are also multi-coated to resist flare and ghosting for greater contrast and color accuracy when working in bright or backlit conditions.
The lens One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism, on the other hand, allows users to simply snap the focus ring back to toggle between auto and manual focus modes on the fly. Additionally, the directional rotation of the focus ring matches the direction of proprietary Nikon and Canon lenses.
To avoid excessive AF hunting, you can use the available focus range limit switch to lock the lens into or out of the macro focusing range which seems to be another neat feature inherited from the previous iteration of the lens.
Tokina ATXi 100mm F2.8 FF Macro Highlights
- Full-Frame Format
- EF-Mount and Nikon F Mounts
- Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
- Optical Design: 9 Elements in 8 Groups
- Multi-Layered Coating
- 1:1 Magnification, 11.8″ Min. Focus
- One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism
- Macro Reproduction Ratio 1:1
- Angle of view: 24°
- Filter Size: 55 mm (Front)
- Dimensions: 2.87 x 3.74″ / 73 x 95.1 mm
- Weight: 1.08 lb / 490 g
- Price: $430
The brand new Tokina ATX-i 100mm f/2.8 FF Macro lens is already available for pre-order selling for $430 with expected shipping set for December 6th.
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