The second lens offering in the new atx-i series, the new atx-i 100mm F2.8 Macro FF for full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras is much more than a macro lens: it’s a versatile medium telephoto.
Distributed in the US exclusively by Kenko Tokina USA, and priced at $429.00, the new atx-i 100mm f/2.8 Macro FF lens for full-frame Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras features a competitive price in a lens that offers everything a macro photographer may need: life-sized (1:1) reproduction at 11.8 inches (30cm) from the sensor plane, and a a “flat-field” optical design that suppresses the field-of-view curvature to zero, meaning the lens yields excellent edge-to-edge sharpness at all focus distances and apertures.
Based on widely popular Tokina AT-X M100 PRO D Macro model, the atx-i 100mm F2.8 Macro FF is redesigned and optimized for contemporary full-frame DSLR cameras with still photographers and video content creators’ demands in mind. It’s a lens that does much more than its Macro designation may suggest to some users.
Photographs by Harry Collins
More than a macro lens
While many will pick this Tokina as their macro lens, this is much more than a macro lens, being a versatile mid-range auto-focus telephoto lens with excellent close focusing capabilities that paired with the luminous and fast aperture of f/2.8 makes it easy to focus in low light and gives immediately perceptible separation between subject and background.
The optical design of the lens features zero curvature of field and extremely low distortion, says Tokina, while maintaining super high resolution across the entire image along with low falloff and perfectly controlled chromatic aberration. Multi-coating applied to optical elements effectively control flare and ghosting while rendering natural color.
Lens available December 6
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. A focus range limiter switch on the side of the lens locks the lens focus into or out of the macro focusing range to avoid excessive AF hunting. 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 Macro FF macro lens begin on December 6, 2019, so, if you want to explore new worlds in 2020, it is time to check Kenko Tokina USA, to know more information about the lens.
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