Tokina Launches New Mirrorless Lens Series for Sony E-Mount

September 14, 2016

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. 

More details on this exciting new wide and fast E-Mount Lens can be found here.

We expect to have more details on price and availability after the Photokina launch.