Published Apr 13, 2021
The Tokina atx-m 33mm F1.4 X is one of the latest additions to a small club of third-party autofocus lenses for Fujifilm’s X-mount mirrorless cameras. At just $399 USD, it’s also one of the more affordable options too if you’re looking for a fast prime.
You can get a sense for overall image quality in the above gallery; expect pretty solid sharpness, even wide-open, but watch out for some longitudinal chromatic aberration (green and magenta fringing behind and in front of the plane of focus). Vignetting is also a little strong if you don’t have corrections turned on, but it won’t be a problem for most users if you’re using a camera with a fairly modern sensor.
On the Fujifilm X-S10, the Tokina 33mm F1.4 X handles really nicely. It doesn’t feel front-heavy, and the all-metal build (including the hood) gives a feel of quality. The focus ring is broad and offers smooth, nicely damped action.
We think the Tokina atx-m 33mm F1.4 X makes a lovely 50mm-equivalent autofocus lens option for Fujifilm photographers
One thing that may give you pause is that the aperture ring is entirely smooth, with only very slight detents between F16 and ‘A’ (where you control the aperture automatically or with a command dial on the camera). It might be, if anything, a bit too heavily damped, meaning it’s quite difficult to turn. There’s no option to have the dial be ‘clicky’ for stills-focused shooters; for those eyeing this lens for video though, none of these concerns will be an issue.
In the end, we think the Tokina atx-m 33mm F1.4 X makes a lovely 50mm-equivalent autofocus lens option for Fujifilm photographers in a variety of situations. Let us know what you think in the comments below.