By site editor Dan Chung:
Chinese lens conversion experts G.L. Optics have today announced their latest full Cine conversion – a 11-20mm T3.0 zoom based on the new Tokina 11-20 f2.8 stills lens.
Like their previous 11-16mm conversions the 11-20 is solidly made and has a 95mm outside diameter which does not rotate and makes for easy mounting of a mattebox. The lens has 0.8 mod focus/zoom/iris gearings for use with follow focus and remote iris and zoom. As standard it comes with a stainless steel PL lens mount. Non-electronic Canon EF and Nikon AI mounts can be fitted at a cost of $350 for each additional mount.
Price is expected to be $3650 US. Not exactly cheap but if you need a cinemised PL mounted wide angle zoom it represents an interesting option. The lens will be on show at NAB 2015.