Tokina atx-i 100mm f/2.8 FF Macro lens

Tokina has recently announced the new atx-i 100mm f/2.8 FF Macro lens in Nikon F & Canon EF mount. This lens will become the second lens in the atx-i lens series.

Here’s a rundown of the atx-i 100mm f/2.8 FF Macro lens

  • 1:1 Magnification, 11.8″ Min. Focus
  • Claims to have high corner to corner resolving performance with almost zero distortion
  • bokeh with almost circular-shaped background highlight with classical extending barrel focusing system
  • Focus range limiter switch
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Multi-Layered Coating

Overview

Designed for close-up shooting, the Tokina atx-i 100mm f/2.8 FF Macro is a short telephoto macro lens. It claims to offer a life-size, 1:1 maximum magnification along with an 11.8″ minimum focusing distance.

Design-wise, the lens uses a flat-field optical design. What does this do for it? It should make for more realistic rendering without field curvature. Users should also see more sharpness and clarity throughout the focusing range. Moving on, the atx-i 100mm also has a multi-layer coating to reduce lens flare and ghosting.

As for the 100mm macro lens’ optics, the lens features a One-Touch Focus Clutch Mechanism. This mechanism should allow users to quickly change between AF and MF settings. There’s also a focus range limiter switch, allowing the lens to focus faster.

Pricing and availability

The Tokina atx-i 100mm f/2.8 FF Macro Lens will be available in Nikon F & Canon EF mount. It is open now for pre-order for $429.

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