I’m really enjoying the fact that more and more manufacturers are getting on board with the idea of releasing a lens roadmap for the upcoming year or two. As all the major brands struggle for market share in a declining market, at a transitional point between DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, it really benefits the consumer to have some idea of what might come soon.
Tokina recently shared their plans with a 2020 lens roadmap, and being a third-party lens manufacturer means their plans span a variety of different systems: Nikon DSLR (F-mount), Canon DSLR (EF-mount), Sony E-mount mirrorless (APS-C and full-frame) and Fuji X-mount mirrorless. All lenses will be autofocus lenses.
Of particular note are the following:
- Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 CF for Nikon and Canon APS-C DSLRs
- 23mm, 33mm and 56mm f/1.4 lenses for Fuji and Sony E-mount APS-C
- 35mm f/1.8 and 50mmm f/1.8 for Sony E-mount full frame
You can find lens roadmaps from the other camera manufacturers here.