Just like you can see on a telescope, the new lens wich Tokina is about to launch, the Reflex 300mm f/6.3 Macro lens is a mirror lens. This means that the telezoom lens is made of a combination of lenses and mirrors. As a result, in spite of its pretty long focal length of 300mm, the Tokina Reflex 300mm f/6.3 Macro weight only 300grams and is 6.6cm long for a square diameter of 6.6cm as well. This lens is aimed at Micro 4:3 mirrorless cameras. Once mounted on a Panasonic GX1 or an Olympus OM-D EM-5 for example, the lens becomes a 600mm equivalent. Although its telezoom lens type, it offers a pretty close minimum focusing distance of 80cm. At this distance, its magnification ratio turns out to be 1:2, which entitles this mirror lens to be called a macro lens” as well.
This Tokina (Kenko-Tokina) Reflex 300mm f/6.3 macro lens will be on sale in Japan firts, in May, at a price of around $400.
Yes, the Tokina Reflex 300mm f/6.3 Macro lens is a mirror lens for mirrorless cameras… (sorry, could’nt help it !).