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Tokina launches FiRIN mirrorless lens series with 20mm F2.0 FE MF

Tokina launches FiRIN mirrorless lens series with 20mm F2.0 FE MF 1

Tokina has today introduced a new prime lens that is specifically designed for Sony E-mount mirrorless full-frame cameras. The 20mm F2.0 FE MF is the first lens in the new FiRIN mirroless lens series and combines a fast aperture with a wide angle of view and manual focus.

“This is an exciting first step into the mirrorless market for Tokina,” says Kenko Tokina USA President, Yasu Suga. “The all-new design delivers a sharp edge-to-edge image and greatly reduces exposure fall-off for a crisp, clear image. The lens is manual focus with manual aperture control but transmits distance and aperture information to the lens allowing the camera to utilize the 5-axis Image Stabilization, Manual Focus Assist, and other features that require electronic lens communication. I am happy to report that our engineers in Japan are hard at work designing more lenses for the FiRIN mirrorless series; the future is bright.”

The lens comes with a wide focus ring for easy manual focusing and the aperture ring can be “clicked” for stills photography and “de-clicked” for smoother operation when shooting video. Electronic contacts allow for communication with the camera. The lens will officially be unveiled at the Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany, next week. We expect more information on pricing and availability to be released then as well.


Press release:

NEW TOKINA FíRIN 20mm F2 FE MF

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Tokina USA introduces the fast aperture, full-frame 20mm F/2.0 FE MF prime camera lens. This lens marks the initial offering of FiRIN, a new mirrorless lens series. This new lens series from Tokina is designed for a photography market that is rapidly adopting mirrorless camera systems as a standard. The FiRIN 20mm f/2.0 lens is a bright, wide-angle lens that is compatible with Sony E-Mount cameras.

“This is an exciting first step into the mirrorless market for Tokina,” says Kenko Tokina USA President, Yasu Suga. “The all-new design delivers a sharp edge-to-edge image and greatly reduces exposure fall-off for a crisp, clear image. The lens is manual focus with manual aperture control but transmits distance and aperture information to the lens allowing the camera to utilize the 5-axis Image Stabilization, Manual Focus Assist, and other features that require electronic lens communication. I am happy to report that our engineers in Japan are hard at work designing more lenses for the FiRIN mirrorless series; the future is bright.”

The FiRIN 20mm f/2.0 features a wide focus ring for smooth manual control, an aperture ring that can be “clicked” and “de-clicked” on demand for cinema and photo use, and electronic contacts for maximum communication with the camera. The lens will be unveiled at Photokina 2016 in Cologne, Germany. The Kenko Tokina booth is located in Hall 5.2, stand C020.

Tokina 20mm F2 FE MF specifications

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 20 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Sony FE
Aperture
Maximum aperture F2
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring Yes
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Optics
Elements 13
Groups 11
Special elements / coatings Multi-layer coatings
Focus
Minimum focus 0.28 m (11.02)
Maximum magnification 0.1×
Autofocus No
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale Yes
Physical
Weight 490 g (1.08 lb)
Diameter 62 mm (2.44)
Length 69 mm (2.72)
Sealing No
Colour Black
Filter thread 62.0 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Tripod collar No


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