Smart Photography

Tokina Unfurls Prime Lens

This Year’s Theme: Joy


Tokina has announced the release of the SZ 33 mm f/1.2 manual prime lens for Fuji X and Sony E (APS-C) camera mounts. The lens comes with a 50 mm full-frame equivalent focal length and uses a 62 mm front filter thread. Its optical design consists of 9 elements in 7 groups and the elements come with multi-coatings. It sports an 11 blade aperture diaphragm, features an aperture range of f/1.2 through f/16 and has a minimum focussing distance of 50 cm. Both versions of the lens come with a clickless aperture ring for ‘smooth adjustment’, with the body measuring 71 mm in diameter, 87.5 mm in length and weighing 605 g.

The Fujifilm X-mount and Sony E-mount version of Tokina SZ 33 mm f/1.2 lens are available for purchase at a price of USD 399 (approx. INR 31,000).


Entrants should provide 5-8 photograph­s on the theme of ‘Joy’. All entries must be in digital format (camera or scanned film originals) and must be taken by you for the purposes of this competitio­n. Existing portfolios are excluded.


All entries must be received by this date. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be chosen by the editorial staff of Smart Photograph­y and the National results will be published in the June issue.


The winning entries from each of the 16 participat­ing EISA countries will then be judged together at the Associatio­n’s General Meeting in June 2022. The final results of the Internatio­nal Maestro contest will be revealed at the EISA Awards Gala on Sept 2nd 2022 or, if circumstan­ces are less favourable, online alongside the EISA product Awards on Aug 15th 2022

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