Tokina has unveiled the new FiRIN 100mm f/2.8, a 1:1 macro lens designed for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras.
The lens, which is “great for portraits and landscapes too,” features a minimum focusing distance of 11.8 inches (30cm), and captures a life-sized 1:1 reproduction with subjects at that distance from the sensor plane. Subjects at the minimum focusing distance sit 4.5 inches from the front of the lens.
Optically, the lens features a “flat-field” design that “suppresses the field-of-view curvature to zero” and yields great edge-to-edge sharpness across all focus distances and apertures.
Since it’s engineered specifically for Sony E-mount cameras, the lens is able to transmit all the data it needs to utilize Sony’s in-camera features — things like 5-axis image stabilization, manual focus assist, auto image enlargement, focus peaking, and the electronic distance bar.
Other features and specs of the lens include 9 elements in 8 groups, a large manual focus ring, a multi-coating (for combating chromatic aberration, flare, and ghosting), a 55mm filter diameter, a weight of 1.3 pounds, and a 9-bladed aperture.
Here are some sample photos captured with the lens:
The Tokina FiRIN 100mm f/2.8 has a price tag of $599 and will hit store shelves on April 26th, 2019.