Tokina Cinema Vista One T1.5 Primes and 50-135MM T2.9 MKII

TOKINA CINEMA VISTA ONE T1.5 PRIMES and 50-135MM T2.9 MKII

Tokina has announced the Cinema Vista One T1.5 Prime lenses as well as the 50-135MM T2.9 MKII.

VISTA ONE

TOKINA CINEMA VISTA ONE T1.5 PRIMES and 50-135MM T2.9 MKII

Vista One lenses are a new limited release version of the Vista Prime lenses featuring a new single coated front element and new lens barrel aesthetic design. The single coating allows for a reduction in contrast and increase in lens flare when off-axis lighting is used. When the lens is on-axis to the light source, the lens retains contrast and normal lens flare properties.

The single coating technology used on the Vista One lenses provides a good compromise between creating a unique look, and still maintaining contrast. This offers advantages over uncoated lenses that may provide too much reduction in contrast and less image control.

TOKINA CINEMA VISTA ONE T1.5 PRIMES and 50-135MM T2.9 MKII

The Vista One lenses also have a series-exclusive premium grey color painted lens barrel with blue and white lens marking accents.

They will only be available on a single limited quantity release from Tokina Cinema USA. They will have to be purchased in a complete 6 lens set (18mm T1.5, 25mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5, 85mm T1.5, and 105mm T1.5) and won’t be sold as one-off individual lenses.

The Vista ONE lenses look to be direct competition to Canon’s Sumire primes lenses that were also announced today.

TOKINA CINEMA VISTA ONE T1.5 PRIMES and 50-135MM T2.9 MKII
Tokina Cinema Vista 18mm T1.5 on the Kinefinity MAVO

Newsshooter has reviewed quite a few of the Tokina Cinema VIsta lenses. You can see those reviews below:

50-135mm T2.9 MKII cinema lens

TOKINA CINEMA VISTA ONE T1.5 PRIMES and 50-135MM T2.9 MKII
Tokina Cinema 50-135mm T2.9 MKII

Tokina Cinema has also announced the new 50-135mm T2.9 MKII cinema lens, a follow up to the original 50-135mm T3 Telephoto zoom lens.

The MKII features an all new metal mechanical housing featuring industry standard 0.8 MOD cinema gears, 300-degree focus throw, updated T2.9 iris, and 95mm front diameter for common cinema accessories.

The new 50-135mm T2.9 MKII is designed to match the mechanical and optical properties of the Tokina Cinema 11- 20mm T2.9 zoom. The 50-135mm T2.9 MKII retains optical design features similar to the 11- 20mm T2.9 including parfocal design to retain focus while zooming, limited focus breathing, and low distortion. Both lenses in the series feature an interchangeable mount between PL, EF, Sony E, MFT, and Nikon F mounts.

Price & Availability

There is no indication of pricing or availability, but given the fact that they will only be made in very limited numbers, I would expect the Vista ONE lenses to cost more than the Cinema Vistas.

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