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Tokina SZ 8mm f/2.8 wants to be a lens that’s always with you

Tokina has just announced an SZ 8mm F2.8 FISH-EYE lens. It’s designed for mirrorless cameras and it comes in two mount variants: Fuji X and Sony E.

This lens is compact and lightweight, fast, and can focus pretty close. Because of all this, it wants to be a lens that you’ll always have in your bag.

The Tokina SZ 8mm F2.8 FISH-EYE is a manual focus lens with a clickless aperture ring. Therefore, you can use it for both photos and video. The manufacturer particularly points out vlogging, as you can use this lens as a part of your vlogging setup. Of course, you can shoot landscape, interior, architecture, street, concert, event, and pet photography. Maybe even try some super-weird portraits, why not?

As I mentioned, you can get pretty close to your subject with this lens, with a minimum focus distance of 10 cm. Take a look at some sample shots:

The lens weighs 280g, with an overall length of 52mm. It’s designed for APS-C cameras, but you can use it on full-frame too with a detachable bayonet-type hood. This way, you’ll get the circular fisheye effect.

Take a look at the specs:

General info
Model SZ 8mm F2.8 E FISH-EYE
Model Description Tokina SZ 8mm F2.8 E FISH-EYE
Series SZ
Type Wide Prime
Sensor Size APS-C
Mount Sony E, Fujifilm X
Fisheye Lens Yes
Color Black
Country of Origin Japan
Main specifications
Focal Length 8mm
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperture f/22
Manual Aperture Ring Yes
Aperture De-Click Yes
Angle of View 180°
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.1m
Macro Ratio 1970-01-01 01:10:00
Focusing Mode Manual
Manual Focusing Ring Yes
Focusing Type External Focus
Filter Size n/a
Coating Multi-coating
Construction E/G 11 Elements in 9 Groups
Aperture Blades 7
Lens Hood BH-501
Additional info
Dimensions 60×52 mm
Weight 280

For now, the lens has only been announced and you’ll wait a little longer before ordering. Sales will begin on 15 March 2022, and we’ll update you with links and prices as soon as we learn more.

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