Tokina 20/2 FiRIN MF for FE mount?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount News and Rumors' started by bargainguy, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. bargainguy

    bargainguy TalkEmount Regular

    Jun 29, 2016
    New Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE MF lens leaked in Japan | Photo Rumors

    No official word yet, but it looks like an FE mount lens.

    Interesting that Tokina chose to keep it manual focus, which certainly wouldn't bother me as much on a wide angle lens. Maybe they didn't want to deal with all the engineering and software issues arising from developing AF for different camera manufacturers, or maybe they just wanted to keep costs down by keeping everything mechanical rather than dependent on camera electronics.
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  2. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Manual focus has a lot of appeal to the video crowd as well. And Samyang has proven how much of a demand there is for excellent manual-focused glass.
    It's just another aspect of the hobby for a photographer. AF and zooms gained momentum and took the market in that direction. I think mirrorless had launched a rediscovery of legacy glass and manual focus. And the pendulum will swing back in the market due to demand and interest.
  3. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Ad Dieleman
    Another MF lens. Yawn.
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  4. JonathanF2

    JonathanF2 TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Aug 16, 2014
    Los Angeles, USA
    I would of preferred it either in a Canon or Nikon mount and use it with the Techart Pro AF adapter!
  5. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

    May 5, 2014
    I don't mind manual focus, but I do hope it reports exif like the Loxia's.
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  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    According to the press release it will report exif data!!!
    Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE MF Lens Announced
    And also it has a filter thread :)
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  7. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Ad Dieleman
    Press release from Tokina themselves
    MF lenses with EXIF capabilities are a good new trend indeed. It prompted me to post another feature request on the Sony Community, the ability to toggle peaking on/off with a single (custom) button press. Even better would be an option to switch between peaking + magnified view vs. no peaking + normal view. I think.
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  8. sesser

    sesser TalkEmount Veteran

    May 21, 2016
    OK, now you're starting to sound like a broken record, Jonathan :laugh1:
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  9. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Not something I will probably get, but keep 'em coming.
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  10. firemist

    firemist TalkEmount Veteran

    Dec 4, 2015
    Loxia Light? I wonder what others they plan - 35, 50, 90? The 62mm filter size gives them some flexibility.
  11. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Sure... right after I buy the Loxia.

    Manual focus is easier with wide angle lenses. And as long as it, as this lens apparently does, delivers EXIF data, it'll get a lot of interest, I bet.

    And here's hoping your one-button focus solution arrives in some future firmware update, Ad.

    Not holding my breath, though.
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  12. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    The rumoured price for this manual focus lens is not very tempting though... Around €1000 here...
  13. firemist

    firemist TalkEmount Veteran

    Dec 4, 2015
    I guess that means $799 in USA ?
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  14. firemist

    firemist TalkEmount Veteran

    Dec 4, 2015
    Well, at Photokina they have a "roadmap" that indicates the future lenses in this "series" will all be AF, not MF, and be both prime and zoom. WTH? We have a wide MF (the 20 already shown) but a UWA that is AF? Sounds like this is nothing more than a marketing exercise to create a "premium" brand (read: higher prices) out of existing designs. So much for FiRin being an alternative to Loxia.

    The possible good news here is it might spur Sigma to release native FE versions of their ART lenses....
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  15. pbizarro

    pbizarro Guest

    Well, 1000 EUR is still cheaper than 1500 EUR (Loxia 21), and it is 1 stop faster...
  16. rbelyell

    rbelyell TalkEmount Regular

    Jan 18, 2015
    what would be the advantage over the rokinon fe 21/1.4?
  17. Dirtistasty2

    Dirtistasty2 TalkEmount Regular

    Apr 10, 2015
    Depending on price, this seems like something I would get!
  18. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    It would be around 1000€ in Europe!!!
  19. heymatthew

    heymatthew TalkEmount Regular

    Jul 1, 2013
    Sumter, South Carolina
    Seems like it would be fairly compact at about 3.5 inches long or so... And they were smart enough to toss in a de-click function for the aperture which will appeal to video nuts. That being said, I'm not sure how much value this presents over the legacy options for video shooters that already have a slew of adapters, etc.

    Manual focus doesn't bother me on a lens such as this, but if you can get a few manual focus legacy lenses and a decent adapter at the same or less money, I'm not sure the value for this is there other than in size...