Tokina has announced a “2020 Lineup” which details six new lenses the company will debut this year.
According to the Tokina press release, the 2020 lineup “was originally planned to be presented at the biggest annual Asian Camera and Imaging photo show CP+2020 (Yokohama, Japan). Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the show was canceled.”
The CP+2020 was slated to take place at the end of February, but was abandoned due to the coronavirus.
Tokina goes on to explain that, in lieu of the CP+2020 announcement, the company would release the lens roadmap in honor of Tokina’s upcoming 70th anniversary.
Therefore, the lenses we can expect from Tokina in 2020 are:
- An 11-20mm f/2.8 lens for APS-C Canon EF-mount and Nikon F-mount cameras
- A 23mm f/1.4 lens for Sony APS-C E-mount cameras and Fujifilm X-mount cameras
- A 33mm f/1.4 lens for Sony APS-C E-mount cameras and Fujifilm X-mount cameras
- A 56mm f/1.4 lens for Sony APS-C E-mount cameras and Fujifilm X-mount cameras
- A 35mm f/1.8 lens for Sony E-mount cameras (full-frame)
- A 50mm f/1.8 lens for Sony E-mount cameras (full-frame)
Note that the first of these lenses – the Sony APS-C E-mount glass and the 11-20mm Canon/Nikon wide-angle – will come available in the summer of 2020, with the remaining lenses debuting in the fall.
This crop of new lenses should bolster already impressive lens lineups from Nikon, Canon, Sony, and Fujifilm. In particular, Sony users will appreciate the opportunity to purchase lower-priced, fast primes, given the limited options currently on offer.
Because that’s who should check out these Tokina lenses: Photographers who don’t want to spend massive amounts of cash for $1000+ glass, but who still require top-of-the-line image quality and suitably fast apertures.
And, given Tokina’s excellent third-party optics produced in the past, you can expect great things from these roadmapped lenses.
Now over to you:
What do you think of these lenses? Are you excited for any of them? Which camera system do you think is most in need of some third-party glass?
Share your thoughts in the comments!