Tokina have announced two new lenses at NAB 2018. They have the 11-20mm T2.9 and the 105mm T1.5 Vista Prime.
105mm T1.5 Vista Prime
The 105mm T1.5 Vista Prime joins Tokinas existing 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm line of Vista Prime lenses. All the lenses feature a T1.5 aperture. The Tokina 105mm T1.5 is the fastest full frame 105mm lens in the world. It will even cover some of the shooting modes on the Alexa 65.
I asked Ryan why the lens was 105mm and not 135mm and he told me it was too hard to make a 135mm with a T1.5 aperture.
Tokina have been slowly expanding the Visa prime range and it’s good to see another focal length being added.
Tokina’s 11-16mm Cinema ATX was a very popular lens amongst shooters. Users of the lens wanted some extra each and thats why Tokina developed the The 11-20mm T2.9. The 11-20mm has been around in a stills version for quite some time, but finally Tokina has turned it into a cinema lens. It has a close focus that is less than 0.5 meters. The lens has been designed with gimbal and drone work in mind. Tokina says that the 11-20 outperforms the 11-16 optically. The lens can handle 4K, 6K and even 8K. Tokina also say that it has very minimal breathing.
Above you can see a short film that was shot entirely with the 11-20mm T2.9.
Pricing & Availability
Both lenses will be available in September 2018.
The 105mm will cost $7499 USD and the 11-20mm will cost $1999 USD