IBC 2015: Tokina Showcases its Latest Pro Cinema Lens Lineup

The Japanese lens manufacturer Tokina continues to expand its lineup of affordable high-quality lenses along with re-designing and re-engineering some of its most acclaimed and popular models. At IBC, the company showcases the PL mount version of the 11-16mm lens which is still one of the most popular wide-angle lenses out there.

Engineered to offer superb optical 4K performance the 11-16mm T3.0 delivers sharp, consistent images throughout its zoom range providing reduced breathing and offering greatly expanded focus throw from 83 degrees up to 166 degrees. The lens is expected to hit the shelves in October for $1899.

Tokina Cine ATX 11-16mm T3 Lens Highlights

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  • Par-Focal lens design allows you to maintain precise focus while
    using the zoom control
  • New housing
  • Reduced breathing
  • Smooth, de-clicked, 9-bladed, curved iris
  • Virtually no image shift when using the focus or zoom control
    during filming
  • Filter Size – 77mm
  • Two SD (Super-Low Dispersion) glass elements and two aspherical
    lenses allow our proprietary optical design to achieve excellent
    contrast and sharpness.
  • 4K image ready.
  • Durable, compact, all-metal cine-style housing with geared manual
    zoom, focus and aperture rings for use in follow-focus systems.
  • Available Mounts: Canon EF, Micro 4/3 and PL

The other popular zoom lens shown at the trade show in Amsterdam is the 16-28mm T3 full frame cine zoom lens. Beside the PL mount and EF-mount, the lens now also has an E-mount version as well. It’s the perfect fit for full frame cameras such as the Sony A7S and A7S II as it offers extremely wide-angle view along with superb image quality and precise exposure control. The lens with an E-mount is expected to ship in early 2016 with a retail price around $4,000.

Tokina Cine ATX 16-28mm T3 Lens Highlights

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  • Constant T3.0 throughout the 16mm to 28mm zoom range
  • Reduced breathing so you can focus on the scene and not the lens
  • Smooth, de-clicked, 9-bladed, curved iris
  • Virtually no image shift when using the zoom control during filming
  • Aspherical elements and Super-Low Dispersion glass reduce
    distortion and increase optical performance
  • 4K image ready
  • Durable, all-metal cine-style housing with geared manual zoom, focus
    and aperture rings for use in follow-focus systems.
  • Common 114mm front diameter for use with a wide variety of matte
    boxes and accessories
  • Zoom, focus, and iris marking are on both sides of the lens for easy
    viewing and more mounting/follow-focus options.
  • LDS (Lens Data System) support is possible.
  • Available Mounts: PL, Canon EF and E-Mount

Tokina 100mm Cine Macro Lens T2.9 Highlights

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  • Interchangeable Mount Kit – PL, Canon EF, Nikon F, Micro 4/3 and Sony E-mount included
  • Aperture Range of T2.9 to T32
  • 82mm Front Diameter
  • A True 1:1 Focus Magnification
  • 4K image ready
  • Durable, all-metal cine-style housing with geared manual zoom, focus
    and aperture rings for use in follow-focus systems
  • Availability: End of December 2015

At last but not least, comes the latest addition to the Tokina’s pro cine lens lineup the new full frame 100mm Cine Macro Lens available in various mounts –  PL, Canon EF, Nikon F, Micro 4/3 and Sony E-mount included.  These are all interchangeable and can be swapped over by authorised distributors to a customer’s request. The lens features an  aperture range of T2.9 to T32, a true 1:1 focus magnification along with 82mm front diameter. The 100mm Cine Macro Lens should start shipping towards the end of December for a retail price of $,2500.

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