Tokina has announced the release of two new prime lenses for Fujifilm X-mount camera systems: the atx-m 23mm F1.4 and the atx-m 33mm F1.4.

The 23mm F1.4 and 33mm F1.4 feature 35mm and 50mm full-frame equivalent focal lengths, respectively, and both feature near-silent autofocus thanks to their ST-M motors. Both lenses feature clickless aperture rings, nine-blade aperture diaphragms, aperture ranges of F1.4 through F16, have 52mm front filter threads and are the same size: 72mm (2.83”) long and 65mm (2.56”) in diameter. The 23mm F1.4 weighs 276g (9.74oz), while the 33mm F1.4 weighs 285g (10.5oz).

The Tokina 23mm F1.4 and 33mm F1.4 lenses will retail for $479 and $429, respectively, when they become available to purchase on December 11.

It's worth noting both of these lenses appear to be identical in aesthetics and specifications to the Viltrox 23mm F1.4 and 33mm F1.4 lenses that retail for $329 and $279, respectively. One differentiating factor, however, could be that Fujifilm has gone on record with us as saying Kenko-Tokina has licensed its X-mount protocol, which could explain the increased cost and could certainly perfect performance, most notably in terms of autofocus.

Press release:

Tokina announces release of new Fuji X-mount prime lenses

23mm and 33mm atx-m series f/1.4 lenses for Fuji X-mount cameras offer versatility for amateurs and professionals.

Huntington Beach, CA, November 20, 2020: Tokina introduces compact, lightweight prime lenses for Fuji X-mount cameras.

The Tokina atx-m 23mm f/1.4 prime lens features an angle of view equivalent to 35mm in full frame cameras. It is an ideal tool for street scenes, environmental portraits and landscapes. The atx-m 33mm features an angle of view equivalent to 50mm in full frame cameras. This standard angle lens is highly versatile for amateurs and professionals. The ultra-fast f/1.4 aperture is excellent for low-light situations and the minimum focal distance allows beautiful, creamy front and back bokeh. Both lenses feature color balance tuning to match film simulation modes within Fujifilm cameras. The silent autofocus is realized by the ST-M focus motor for easy and reliable focus.

The ATX-M 23mm and 33mm prime lenses feature:

  • Compact and lightweight – compatible with Fujifilm X-mount mirrorless cameras
  • f/1.4 aperture – creamy front and back bokeh, exceptional in low light conditions
  • fast, silent autofocus
  • communicable with camera body to support 5-axis in-body image stabilization
  • click-less aperture ring to smoothly control aperture in video mode
  • color balance tuning to fit film simulation modes of Fujifilm camera

Update (Friday, November 20, 10:30am ET): Added additional detail about Kenko-Tokina licensing the X-mount protocol from Fujifilm.