Today, Tokina unveiled a new 100mm macro lens for Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras.
The newly announced Tokina FiRIN 100mm f/2.8 FE Macro lens is capable of true 1:1 reproduction and provides a minimum working distance of 4.5 inches from the front of the lens to the subject. Tokina stated that the macro lens uses a flat-field optical design that they believe "yields excellent edge-to-edge sharpness at all focus distances and apertures."
Constructed with nine elements in eight groups, the FiRIN 100mm also takes advantage of multi-coatings on its glass to control chromatic aberration, flare, and ghosting. For non-macro work, the 100mm focal length combined with autofocus and a nine-bladed, f/2.8 aperture may show promise for clean portraiture and video work. Filters may be added to its 55mm threading on the front of the lens.
The lens measures 2.91 inches (74 millimeters)in diameter. As the barrel physically extends with focal distance, the length runs between 4.84 and 6.65 inches (123 and 169 millimeters) in use. In total the lens weighs 1.25 pounds (570 grams).
The FiRIN 100mm is Tokina's second entry into the Sony full-frame mirrorless system behind the FiRIN 20mm f/2 which launched as a manual focus model in 2016 and added autofocus in early 2018. The brand new FiRIN 100mm f/2.8 FE Macro lens will be priced at $599 and begins shipping on April 26.