The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE and the Sony FE 85mm F1.8 for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is a crucial factor to consider when comparing two lenses. Sony FE 85mm F1.8 is the longer of the two lenses at 82mm. The Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE with a length of 80mm, is 2mm shorter. On the other hand, the Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE has a larger diameter of 93mm compared to the Sony FE 85mm F1.8's 78mm diameter.
The weight of a lens is equally significant as its external dimensions, particularly if you intend to handhold your camera and lens combination for extended periods. Sony FE 85mm F1.8 weighs 371g, 42% (274g) lighter than the Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE's weight of 645g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the Telephoto Prime Lenses in Sony E Mount for size comparison purposes.
Telephoto Lenses in Sony E Mount for Size Comparison
The Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE has a filter size of 72mm whereas the Sony FE 85mm F1.8 has a 67mm diameter. Larger filters are generally more expensive than the smaller ones given all the other features are equal.
Below are links to the 72mm filters that we recommend you to consider for the Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE:
And these are the 67mm filters that we recommend for the Sony FE 85mm F1.8:
Both the Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE and the Sony FE 85mm F1.8 has the same Sony E lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Sony E lenses are Sony A9 III, Sony A7C Mark II and Sony A7CR.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 85mm
and the fastest aperture of F1.8