Huntington Beach, CA—Kenko Tokina, a Japanese manufacturer of camera accessories, released the Tokina FiRIN 100mm F2.8 FE Macro lens for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras. Distributed in the U.S. exclusively by Kenko Tokina USA, the lens provides versatility and world-class optics, the company announced.
The Tokina FiRIN 100mm f/2.8 FE Macro is an autofocus, mid-range telephoto lens. It has close-focusing capabilities reaching life-size (1:1) reproduction at 11.8 inches (30cm) from the sensor plane. Moreover, it is specifically for Sony full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras. As such, the lens transmits all necessary data to take advantage of Sony’s in-camera features. They include 5-axis image stabilization, MF-assist functions, auto image enlargement, focus peaking as well as the electronic distance bar.
In addition, at 1:1 reproduction, the lens provides 4.5 inches of working distance between the front of the lens and the subject. Also, its fast f/2.8 aperture makes it easy to focus in low light and renders soft bokeh. As a result, the lens is suitable for portraits, landscapes, video and small world photography.
Additional FiRIN 100mm F2.8 FE Macro Features
The Tokina FiRIN 100mm f/2.8 FE Macro has a “flat-field” optical design to suppress the field-of-view curvature to zero. This means the lens is able to yield edge-to-edge sharpness at all focus distances and apertures. Moreover, its multicoatings render natural color with low light falloff as well as controlled chromatic aberration, flare and ghosting.
“This is the second lens in the FiRIN series built specifically for Sony mirrorless cameras. Along with the 20mm f/2.0, the new 100mm macro offers photographers a new way to view their world,” said Mack Matsumoto, president of Kenko Tokina USA. “It’s sharp, compact, fast and also takes advantage of all the features Sony’s cameras offer.”
“With a street price of $599, the lens is affordable without sacrificing optical performance or function,” added Greg Napoli, national sales manager for Kenko Tokina USA. “We’re proud that our engineers are able to deliver a high performance, macro lens with zero distortion, razor sharp and also high-resolution optics. And in a gorgeous housing at half the price to the nearest competitor lens.”
Furthermore, worldwide sales of the Tokina FiRIN 100mm f/2.8 FE Macro lens begin on April 26. Authorized Tokina USA retailers will take preorders starting April 19.