An 85mm lens with a wide aperture is one of the most popular choices among photographers, offering the classic focal length for portraits paired with narrow depth of field and a lot of bokeh. Such lenses can run quite high in price, however, sometimes well over $2,000. The Tokina atx-m 85mm f/1.8 FE comes in at a significantly lower price, and this great video review takes a look at the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice.
Coming to you from Darren Miles, this great video review takes a look at the Tokina 85mm f/1.8 ATX-M lens. At $399, this lens is significantly cheaper than many first-party options, though it still offers a variety of useful features, including:
- One SD low dispersion element for less chromatic aberrations and better clarity
- Super Low Reflection Multi-Coating for less ghosting and flares and increased contrast
- Super Low Reflection Multi-Coating also repels water, oil, and dust
- ST-M stepping motor for fast and quiet autofocus suitable for both photo and video work
- Nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh
- Electronic interface to send all EXIF data to the camera
- Full compatibility with Eye AF and manual focus assist features
Check out the video above for Miles’ full thoughts on the lens.