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

Feb 18, 2022

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

Feb 18, 2022

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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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?

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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
ModelSZ 8mm F2.8 E FISH-EYE
Model DescriptionTokina SZ 8mm F2.8 E FISH-EYE
SeriesSZ
TypeWide Prime
Sensor SizeAPS-C
MountSony E, Fujifilm X
Fisheye LensYes
ColorBlack
Country of OriginJapan
Main specifications
Focal Length8mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Manual Aperture RingYes
Aperture De-ClickYes
Angle of View180°
Minimum Focusing Distance0.1m
Macro Ratio1970-01-01 01:10:00
Focusing ModeManual
Manual Focusing RingYes
Focusing TypeExternal Focus
Filter Sizen/a
CoatingMulti-coating
Construction
Construction E/G11 Elements in 9 Groups
Aperture Blades7
Lens HoodBH-501
Additional info
Dimensions60×52 mm
Weight280

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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Dunja Djudjic

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