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Pre-order: Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE ($799)
The new Tokina FIRIN 20mm f/2 FE is now available for pre-order at B&H Photo.

The price is $799 and the expected availability is Jan 30, 2017.

Key Features:
  1. E-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  2. Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  3. Three Super-Low Dispersion Elements
  4. Two Aspherical Elements
  5. Multi-Layered Coating
  6. Manual Focus and Aperture Control
  7. Aperture Ring Can Be De-Clicked
  8. Supports In-Camera Assist Functions
  9. Nine-Blade Diaphragm
  10. Dimention: Approx. 2.72 x 3.21"
  11. Weight: 490g








Dec 05, 2016 at 09:38 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Pre-order: Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE ($799)


It's really tempting to try it .


Dec 05, 2016 at 09:40 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Pre-order: Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE ($799)


Can't wait to see what happens when people get a hold of this. If it is good I anticipate I will get it this summer.


Dec 05, 2016 at 09:48 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Pre-order: Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE ($799)


I like that style of hood always have. AKA Leica


Dec 05, 2016 at 09:56 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Pre-order: Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE ($799)


Fred, we know what you meant; the lens is "now" available and not "not" .

I am interested in this lens for astro but since I don't do that astro much/often, I am not sure since the jury is still out on how it performs in that respect. BTW, the lens hood and actually the entire lens in profile reminds me a lot of the Leica-M 21mm Summilux ASPH.



Dec 05, 2016 at 09:58 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Pre-order: Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE ($799)


AGeoJO wrote:
Fred, we know what you meant; the lens is "now" available and not "not" .


I blame it on the automatic spell checker.
Thanks for letting me know.
Fred



Dec 05, 2016 at 10:39 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Pre-order: Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE ($799)


Looks like this fella got a hold of an early copy and is out and about testing it...

Tokina Firin 20mm f2.0 Review stanmoniz.com:
http://www.stanmoniz.com/home/tokina-firin-20mm-review

...too bad he hasn't supplied any full sized images or 100% corner crops to see how the lens handles coma.



Dec 05, 2016 at 10:39 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Pre-order: Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE ($799)


Wonder how the IQ compares to the Nikon G 20mm F1.8 (nice lens)


Dec 05, 2016 at 10:42 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Pre-order: Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE ($799)


jimmy462 wrote:
Looks like this fella got a hold of an early copy and is out and about testing it...

Tokina Firin 20mm f2.0 Review stanmoniz.com:
http://www.stanmoniz.com/home/tokina-firin-20mm-review

...too bad he hasn't supplied any full sized images or 100% corner crops to see how the lens handles coma.


Thanks for the link Jimmy.

I usually don't pay much attention to reviews posted by brand ambassadors though. That's probably the reason we don't have any 1:1 images to inspect.

"As being a dedicated Sony shooter for close to 5 years and a Tokina ambassador this day could not come any sooner"



Dec 05, 2016 at 10:47 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Pre-order: Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE ($799)


If I don't compare this lens to the Loxia 21/2.8, I'm sure @GMPhotography will.


Dec 05, 2016 at 10:48 PM
 

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jimmy462 wrote:
Looks like this fella got a hold of an early copy and is out and about testing it...

Tokina Firin 20mm f2.0 Review stanmoniz.com:
http://www.stanmoniz.com/home/tokina-firin-20mm-review

...too bad he hasn't supplied any full sized images or 100% corner crops to see how the lens handles coma.


Yes, I read his review but he is a Tokina ambassador with all the necessary "favors" to reflect that .

Fred beats me to it....


Fred Miranda wrote:
If I don't compare this lens to the Loxia 21/2.8, I'm sure Guy will.


How about both of you ?



Dec 05, 2016 at 10:49 PM
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GMPhotography wrote:
It's really tempting to try it .


Just pointing out that it took you all of 2 (TWO) minutes to post your first intention toward a new lens.

And so, it begins...



Dec 05, 2016 at 10:53 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Pre-order: Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE ($799)


@Fred Miranda & @AGeoJO ...he does promise a full frame image some time this week in the comments section. Guess we'll have to wait and see if he follows through!


Dec 05, 2016 at 10:54 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Pre-order: Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE ($799)


AGeoJO wrote:
How about both of you ?


I'm just so happy with the Loxia 21. I have no desire to try another 20mm.
I think Guy sold his Loxia though and he is looking for an alternative.




Dec 05, 2016 at 10:58 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Pre-order: Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE ($799)


Fred Miranda wrote:
I'm just so happy with the Loxia 21. I have no desire to try another 20mm.
I think Guy sold his Loxia though and he is looking for an alternative.



Yep the best case scenario for this lens is that it is as good as the Loxia at f2.8 (OK maybe it could be a bit better; I'll believe it if I see it)
In which case for me the extra compactness of the Loxia is more valuable that the extra speed of the Tokina.
Of course if you do astro with a 20mm, or you are concerned about price, your mileage will vary.




Dec 05, 2016 at 11:26 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Pre-order: Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE ($799)


I did sell my Loxia and I should be hung for it but I needed a computer now. I have the CV 12 than the 24-70 so I have a gap. Batis 18 fills that gap the best but I do not like focusing Batis lenses on manual. So come later in January I need to get something.


Dec 05, 2016 at 11:26 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Pre-order: Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE ($799)


I just wish these folks send me one to test.




Dec 05, 2016 at 11:28 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Pre-order: Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE ($799)


That only leaves you for a side by side Fred!

Fred Miranda wrote:
I'm just so happy with the Loxia 21. I have no desire to try another 20mm.
I think Guy sold his Loxia though and he is looking for an alternative.





Dec 05, 2016 at 11:31 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Pre-order: Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE ($799)


If this had AF, id be ordering one


Dec 06, 2016 at 12:08 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Pre-order: Tokina FiRIN 20mm f/2 FE ($799)


GMPhotography wrote:
I did sell my Loxia and I should be hung for it but I needed a computer now. I have the CV 12 than the 24-70 so I have a gap. Batis 18 fills that gap the best but I do not like focusing Batis lenses on manual. So come later in January I need to get something.


Why don't you rent the Batis 18 and see how you go?
I find the manual focus on it to be great for stills; you can get really precise. And the focus experience on an 18 is going to be different from the longer ones.
Optically it is astonishing for an ultra wide..



Dec 06, 2016 at 12:34 AM
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