Tokina 23/33/56mmF1.4 Discontinuation Begins, but We Want THIS APS-C Mirrorless Lens from Tokina

click the image to find out which mirrorless APS-C lens Tokina should launch (already available for Sony E mount)
click the image to find out which mirrorless APS-C lens Tokina should launch (already available for Sony E mount)

Tokina X mount – The Missing Lens

First stores in Japan are starting to mark the following Tokina autofocus lens trinity as discountinued and in USA we have Adorama marking the Tokina 23mmF1.4 and Tokina 33mmF1.4 in “Closeout”.

I can’t really say I am surprised about it, as these are Viltrox clones at a higher price. And many other manufacturers offer autofocus lenses in that range too.

To make things worst, Tokina reacted to bad sales by increasing prices on their X mount lenses, which basically killed any chance for those lenses to sell in sufficient numbers.

And yet, there is one Tokina lens, for APS-C mirrorless, that could be very successful.

It’s already available for Sony E mount and it’s this lovely Tokina lens here.

Now, I hope Tokina won’t be discouraged to continue their X mount journey due to the bad sales of their first attempt, because I believe that the Tokina 11-18mmF2.8 would sell significantly better. The only true competitor in that range would be the Sigma 10-18mmF2.8, hence there would be still enough room for sales.

via asobinet

Viltrox 23mmF1.4, 33mmF1.4 and 56mmF1.4 Limited White Edition Launched

Viltrox has launched a limited white edition of their Viltrox 23mmF1.4 33mmF1.4 56mmF1.4 for Fujifilm X series.

There are a total of 500 lenses available worldwide and you can check them out here.

Viltrox AF 13mm f/1.4 XF Available for Pre-Order (Worldwide) and Shipping April 10

The Viltrox AF 13mm f/1.4 is finally available for pre-order directly at the Viltrox store here (with worldwide shipping).

They expect to start delivery on April 10.

For fastest shipping, it is recommended to purchase directly at the Viltrox store.

You can pre-order it also at BHphoto here with expected shipping start in late April.

Viltrox AF 13mm f/1.4 Now Shipping in Germany

As reported at the German website Photoscala, the Viltrox AF 13mm f/1.4 is now shipping via the German Rollei store here. The stores says it will ship it in 2/3 days. It costs €339 only!

It’s strange that it will ship so early in Germany. In fact, the lens is so far not yet listed at the Viltrox store itself, while BHphoto, who has the lens for pre-order here, expects to ship it by late April.

You can find the Viltrox 13mm f/1.4 for pre-order at BHphoto here and Pergear here.


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