Tokina Will Soon Announce A Redesigned 100mm f/2.8 Macro Lens

100mm F/2.8 Macro

Update: Images of the lens leaked at Digicame-Info and can be seen below. The Tokina ATX-i 100mm f/2.8 FF MACRO is scheduled to be released December 6, 2019.

According to Nokishita, lens manufacturer Tokina is set to soon announce a new 100mm f/2.8 macro lens for full frame cameras with Canon EF and Nikon F mount.

The new Tokina lens, Tokina ATX-i 100mm f/2.8 FF MACRO, is going to replace the Tokina 100mm f/2.8 AT-X M100 AF Pro D lens (image on top).

We expect the new Tokina ATX-i 100mm f/2.8 FF MACRO to get announced soon, likely within the next two weeks.

Stay tuned.

Tokina ATX-i 100mm f/2.8 FF MACRO
The upcoming Tokina ATX-i 100mm f/2.8 FF MACRO lens

Deal: Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens – $149 (reg. $199, today only)

Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm F/2

Only for today (10/31/2019) B&H Photo has the Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens for Canon EF mount on sale at $149. Compare at $199. Free shipping.

Key features:

  • Designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, this lens can also be used with APS-C-format models, and will provide a 32mm equivalent focal length
  • Specialized super macro lens is designed for working with close-up subjects and provides a maximum magnification of 4.5x and a minimum magnification of 4.0x
  • Minimum working distance (distance from front of lens to subject) is 0.8″; the lens does not offer infinity focus
  • Manual focus control for fine-tuning focus position and a manually adjustable aperture ranges from f/2 to f/16 for adjusting exposure and depth of field
  • Six elements in four groups optical design provides consistent edge-to-edge sharpness and illumination
  • Wide-angle focal length pairs with the high magnification range for producing dynamic compositions
  • Metal lens barrel is both rigid and durable.

A specialized optic for truly close-up shooting, this 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens from Mitakon Zhongyi is designed for Canon EF-mount DSLR cameras. Offering a magnification range of 4.5x to 4x, and a minimum working distance of 0.8″, this lens is solely designed for producing greater-than-life-size images of small objects without the need of extension.


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Today’s selected deals:

7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens For Canon EOS M Mirrorless Released

7artisans 60mm F/2.8

7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro at a glance:

  • Focal length:60mm
  • Frame Type:APS-C
  • Lens material:metal
  • Weight :550g
  • Lens size :66mm*100mm
  • Aperture ring :De-Clicked aperture
  • Filter size :39mm
  • Maximum aperture :F2.8
  • Angle of view :25°
  • Lens construction :8 elements in 7 groups
  • Blades Number :10pcs
  • Focusing method :Manual focusing
  • Closest focus :26cm
  • Lens anti-shake :Without anti-shake

7Artisans released the 7Artisans 60mm f2.8 lens For Canon EOS M mirrorless systems (and others too).

The 7Artisans 60mm F2.8 Macro manual lens contains 8 elements in 7 groups. The floating system on the front glass can guarantee the excellent image quality at infinity and 1:1 macro condition. Even the macro scene is really small, you can also use a extension accessory to get a 2:1 to 3:1 macro image.

You can pre-order the 7Artisans 60mm f/2.8 Macro for $159 at Amazon US | Adorama | Amazon Germany (they list it as for RF mount, but it’s not) | Amazon UK

Venus Optics Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO Announced and Available For Preorder

Laowa 100mm

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Two Low Dispersion Elements
  • Maximum Magnification: 2:1
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 9.7″
  • Manual Focus Design
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm

Venus Optics announced the Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO lens. The Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2x Macro sells for $449 and can be preordered at Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon

Press release:

Venus Optics announces availability and pricing for Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Ultra Macro APO

Featuring a 2 times life-size reproduction with no visible CA, the new Laowa Macro is a high quality and versatile macro and portrait lens.

China, 7 May 2019 – Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer who had previously launched a number of unique Laowa camera lenses, is proud to announce the availability and pricing of the new Laowa 100mm f/2.8 2X Ultra-Macro APO lens.

Followed by the success of the Laowa 60mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro, the 100mm f/2.8 2:1 Macro is the 2nd member of Laowa 2:1 macro line-up. This new 100mm lens can cover full frame sensor and focus from 2:1 magnification to infinity. 100mm is a more popular focal length for macro photographers. However, all of the current 100mm macro lenses in the market can only achieve 1:1 (life-size) or even smaller magnification. Shooting with smaller bugs is usually a challenge for macro photographers. The wider magnification range of the new Laowa Macro allows photographers to capture subjects at any size, making it one of the most versatile macro lens in the market. Despite having the wider range, Venus Optics manage to compress the size of the lens to the minimal and it is similar to other 1:1 macro lens in the market.

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Deal: Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens – $139 (reg. $199, today only)

Zhongyi 20mm

Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro at a glance:

  • Canon EF Mount/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/16
  • Magnification Range: 4.5x to 4x
  • Minimum Working Distance: 0.8″
  • Manual Focus Operation
  • Metal Lens Barrel
  • 3-Blade Diaphragm

Only for today (3/20/19) B&H Photo has the Mitakon Zhongyi 20mm f/2 4.5x Super Macro Lens on sale at $139. Compare at $199. Free shipping.

More selected and exclusive deals:

IRIX 150mm f/2.8 Macro Lens Gets An iF Design Award 2019

Irix 150mm F/2.8

At a glance:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Neutrino Coating
  • 1:1 Magnification, 1.1′ Minimum Focus
  • Manual Focus Design with Focus Lock
  • Depth of Field and Focus Distance Scales
  • Dragonfly Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 11-Blade Diaphragm

The IRIX 150mm f/2.8 Macro lens won an iF Design Award 2019. The IRIX 150mm f/2.8 Macro is available for $595 at B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

Press release:

Irix 150mm f/2.8 macro has received a world-renowned design prize

Baar, Switzerland, February 15, 2019

Although it’s only three years since Irix arrived on the world market, our team of international photographers – a team who established the Irix brand – are pleased to be the winners of one of this year’s iF PRODUCT DESIGN AWARDS, a world-renowned prize for design!

Therefore we are probably one of the youngest photographic companies that have received such an award and recognition from the world’s oldest independent design organization, the Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, a group which organizes the iF PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD.

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