- TOKINA atx-m 23mm F1.4 X: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
- TOKINA atx-m 33mm F1.4 X: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama
Now we have an initial first look about those lenses you can read down below.
Andres – Conclusions
All in all, I find the great build quality, wide aperture and superb autofocus to be great selling points for these lenses. While you have to check the prices for your region, both of them are targeted to be cheaper than the first-party counterparts.
So, should you buy either of these lenses? Ask yourself these questions:
- Are you going to be using these focal lengths?
- Do you value the speed and silence of AF?
- Do you need a wide aperture of f/1.4?
- Are you looking for a lens more affordable than the first-party lenses?
If you answer “yes” to any of the above, Tokina glass is certainly something you should consider in your purchasing decision.
Christophe – Conclusions
What a great debut from Tokina to the X-Mount! A high quality lens at a very affordable price tag! Great overall performance, a focal length of high versatility, with very good image quality, cinematic rendering and natural like colors. It’s sharp, even wide open, it has a gast and accurate AF, adn it comes in a beautiful, small and lightweight body. An upcoming best seller for the X system users.
You can read the full review at christopheanagno.
Andrew – Video
Andrew posted his review about the Tokina lenses. In addition to what he says in the video (summary and video below), Andrew told me via email the following: “It appears that the Tokina 23mm 1.4 does have a bit more space between base and aperture ring [compared to the Viltrox], so although I don’t currently have an X-Pro 3 to test with, my guess is that it is probably safe for use on that body.”
I will sum it up briefly for those, who are in a hurry right now, but make sure to check out the video review and see the comparison images he made between Viltrox and Tokina. The comparison itself starts at 6:58 of the video below.
- both Tokina lenses (the 23 and the 33) are great lenses
- sufficient fast autofocus, about on par with speed of native Fujinon lenses
- wide open plenty sharp
- not much chromatic aberration
- clean and smooth bokeh. Stopped down some oddly shaped bokeh balls, because the blades are not very symmetrical. Wide open bokeh is fine
- more flaring than he’d like to see
- he’d like to be able to focus closer
- clickless aperture
- not weather sealed
- more than $100 higher priced than the equivalent Viltrox AF X Mount lenses
- in the video below (watch from 6:58), he compares colors, bokeh, construction and more between Tokina and Viltrox lenses
- given basically identical performance, he’d go with Viltrox
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