Tokina Reflex 300mm f/6.3 macro for MFT cameras available next month

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Tokina is giving more information on its mirror lens for mirrorless cameras in MFT mount, the Tokina Reflex 300mm f/6,3 macro that is now due next month, right on time for the 2012 Photokina.

Tokina Reflex 300mm f/6.3 macro : facts

  • The Tokina Reflex 300mm f/6.3 macro is a mirror lens, it has no lenses but mirrors.
  • It has no autofocus
  • Its diaphragm has a fixed aperture of f/6.3, you can not change it.
  • Once mounted on a Micro 4:3 camera like the Panasonic GX1 or the Olympus OM-D E-M5, it becomes an equivalent to a 600mm lens for a fraction the price of a regular 600mm lens.
  • With a minimal focusing distance of 0.8m, it offers an interesting magnification ration of 1:2 that entitles Tokina to add the “Macro” spec to the lens’ reference
  • The lens now has a name and is called : “Tokina Reflex 300mm f/6,3 macro” although it is not meant to be mounted on a DSLR (Single Lens Reflmex Camera) but on mirrorless compact cameras….
  • It is only 6.6cm thick / weights only 300grs.
  • It will be available in September 2012 in Japan for Yen 40,000 / $350 / € 420 without taxes.
  • It will use 55mm filters