Tokina has announced its latest lens, an SZ 33mm f/1.2 manual prime for Fujifilm X-mount and Sony E-mount APS-C camera systems. The company says that when compared to the existing Tokina atx-m 33mm f/1.4, the new lens is faster and uses manual focus and manual aperture, which allowed Tokina to lower the price and make it more functional for video production. Tokina says that it engineered the lens to have minimal focus breathing which is a feature that is extremely important to videographers.
“Focus throw is measured in degrees and represents the amount of rotation needed to turn a lens’ focus ring from its MFD (minimum focus distance) to infinity,” Tokina writes. “The Tokina 33mm f/1.2 performs 160-degrees of focus throw that is long enough for a precise focusing operation.”
The lens is constructed of nine elements in seven groups, has an aperture range of f/1.2 through f/16, features an 11-blade aperture diaphragm, has a minimum focusing distance of 50cm, and uses a 62mm front filter thread. Tokina says the optical elements feature multi-coatings. The lens has an equivalent 49.5mm on full-frame 35mm which Tokina says is closest to 50-degrees.
Both the Fujifilm X- and Sony E-mount versions feature a clickless aperture ring for smooth adjustment. Below is a collection of sample photographs, provided by Tokina: