TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2022

BEST APS-C PRIME LENS

Tokina atx-m 56mm F1.4

With an equivalent focal length of 85mm on a full-frame camera, considered by many photographers as the prime “portrait” lens, this fast 56mm is also well suited to landscape, nature and candid street photography. TIPA editors remarked about how the F1.4 maximum aperture maximizes potential for low-light work, with the added bonus of the 9-bladed diaphragm yielding very pleasing bokeh effects, especially when images are made at the slightly under 2 ft (.60m) minimum focusing distance. For video, the lens provides very fast and silent AF operation, with a click-less aperture control. Another aspect of the lens that impressed the TIPA jury was how  well it matches up with the size and weight of APS-C camera bodies, weighing about 11 oz (315g) and 2.6 x 2.8 inches (65 x 72MM) in length, making it an excellent field companion.

Tokina atx-m 56mm F1.4