Tokina 100mm f/2.8 ATX-i FF Macro
(From Tokina lens literature) Kenko Tokina, Japan's leading manufacturer of premium camera accessories, is releasing the Tokina atx-i 100mm f2.8 Macro FF lens for full-frame DSLR cameras from Nikon and Canon. Distributed in the US exclusively by Kenko Tokina USA, this new lens provides unparalleled versatility with the award-winning optics.
The Tokina atx-i 100mm F2.8 FF Macro is a versatile mid-range auto-focus telephoto lens with excellent close focusing capabilities reaching life-sized (1:1) reproduction at 11.8 inches (30cm) from the sensor plane. Engineered for Canon EF and Nikon F mount full-frame DSLR cameras.
At (1:1) reproduction, the lens provides a very comfortable 4.5 inches of working distance between the front of the lens and your subject. The fast f/2.8 aperture makes it easy to focus in low light and renders soft beautiful bokeh. Making it an excellent choice for portraits, landscapes, video, and small world photography.
The Tokina atx-i 100mm F2.8 Macro is a "flat-field" optical design that suppresses the field-of-view curvature to zero. This means the lens yields excellent edge-to-edge sharpness at all focus distances and apertures. The lens' multi-coatings render natural color with extremely low light falloff, perfectly controlled chromatic aberration, flare and ghosting.
The One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism makes switching from auto-focus to manual focus simple. While in AF mode the user only needs to snap the focus ring back toward the camera to engage "real" manual focus control. This gives photographers an authentic tactile MF feel with hard stops on either side of the focus range like traditional manual lenses. Additionally, the directional rotation of the focus ring matches the direction of proprietary Nikon and Canon lenses.
"This is the second lens offering in the new atx-i series." says Yuji Matsumoto, President at Kenko Tokina USA. "It combines the award-winning optics of the original ATX model with a sleek new look that matches the cosmetics of today's advanced DSLR cameras."
Worldwide sales of the Tokina atx-i 100mm F2.8 FF Macro super wide angle zoom lens will begin on December 6, 2019 with authorized Tokina USA retailers taking pre-orders November 15, 2019.
Estimated USA Street Price of $429.00.
Tokina 100mm f/2.8 ATX-i FF Macro
Tokina 100mm f/2.8 ATX-i FF Macro User Reviews
9 out of 10 points and recommended by Valdai21 (12 reviews)- Good build quality - Very good sharpness - Nice bokeh - Accurate focusing - Affordable - Real manual aperture ring- No internal focusing, a bit noisy - No stabilisation - Real maximum aperture varies depending on focusing distance
This is a solid lens, especially for the price. Sharpness is very good, it focuses accurately and has nice bokeh. Build quality feels quite good, not high end but this is definitely the kind of lens that can last for decades.reviewed May 22nd, 2022 (purchased for $380)
It has a real aperture ring which is great if you want to adapt it on mirrorless. Manual focusing feels good thanks to the clutch. The lens is f/2,8 at infinity, brighter aperture available slightly decreases when focusing closer on Nikon DSLR but many macro lenses do that. Not a big deal on full frame. I think this behaviour is not possible when adapted because it's the camera body that tells focusing distance to the lens, if you use a fully manual adapter then the chip becomes useless.
Overall very satisfying. If you want to do some macro on almost every camera body without spending too much, then it's worth purchasing.