Official WebsiteEst. 1950
Tokina is a Japanese manufacturer of photographic lenses, often offering an interesting balance of price and image quality. Like other third-party lens makers, Tokina serves both DSLR and mirrorless markets with lenses designed for Canon EF-mount, Nikon F-mount, and Sony E-mount as the primary focus.
Founded in 1950 as Tokyo Kouki manufacturing enterprise, the company started making its own lenses under the Tokina brand in the 1960s in time for the Tokyo Olympics. For this reason, its first lens models included several telephoto SLR lenses such as the 300mm f/5.5, the 200mm f/4.5, and the 135mm f/2.8.
In 1971, the company took the Tokina name. In the same decade, it introduced a number of popular large-aperture zoom lenses, which were ahead of their time.
Tokina's current camera lens lineup include several series:
- opera is a new series of full-frame lenses for DSLR camera designed for photographic artists
- FíRIN is a series of premium lenses designed for mirrorless cameras
- atx-m is a series of affordable lenses for mirrorless cameras
- atx-i is a series of affordable lenses for DSLRs
- AT-X is Tokina's longest-running series of "Advanced Technology-X" lenses for SLR / DSLRs introduced in 1981. Tokina no longer releases new lenses under this name but has extended it to the atx-m and atx-i series.
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Tokina AT-X 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 DX Fisheye APS-C Lens (2011)
Tokina AT-X 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 DX Fisheye is an ultra wide-angle fisheye zoom lens for Canon EF-mount and Nikon F-mount. It covers the APS-C image circle. Introduced by Tokina in 2011, it has 10 elements in 8 groups. As an ultra wide-angle lens, this zoo...
Tokina AT-X 14-20mm F2 Pro DX APS-C Lens (2015)
Tokina AT-X 14-20mm F2 Pro DX is a wide-angle zoom lens for Canon EF-mount and Nikon F-mount. It covers the APS-C image circle. Introduced by Tokina in 2015, it has 13 elements in 11 groups. Photographers will be pleased by the fact that the lens is in...
Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 Full-Frame Lens (2018)
Tokina Opera 50mm F1.4 is a large-aperture normal prime lens for Canon EF-mount and Nikon F-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Tokina in 2018, it has 15 elements in 9 groups. For incremental weathers, Tokina is kind enough to i...
Tokina Firin 20mm F2 MF Full-Frame Lens (2016)
Tokina Firin 20mm F2 MF is a manual-focus ultra wide-angle prime lens for Sony E-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Tokina in 2016, it has 13 elements in 11 groups. Manual focus may be limiting to some, but purists will find it...
Tokina Firin 20mm F2 AF Full-Frame Lens (2018)
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Tokina Firin 20mm F2 AF is an ultra wide-angle prime lens for Sony E-mount. It covers the full-frame image circle. Introduced by Tokina in 2018, it has 13 elements in 11 groups. Unfortunately, Tokina has opted to omit weather sealing for this lens, so ...
Tokina atx-m 56mm F1.4 APS-C Lens (2021)
Tokina atx-m 56mm F1.4 is an APS-C short-telephoto prime lens designed for Fujifilm's X-mount and Sony's E-mount systems. With a 84mm-equivalent focal length, this lens is ideal for portrait photography. This light and compact lens has the exac...