Tokina Cinema has announced the Vista One 135mm T1.5 Prime lens. The 135mm T1.5 joins the existing 6 lens set that features the 18mm
T1.5, 25mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5, 85mm T1.5, and 105mm T1.5.
This latest focal length now gives Tokina a very well rounded set with a good choice of focal lengths. Vista One lenses are a popular limited release single coated front element version of the Tokina Cinema Vista Prime lenses.
The single coating allows for a reduction in contrast and an 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 of Vista One lenses presents an advantage over uncoated lenses that may provide too much reduction in contrast and less image control.
The Vista One lenses also have a series exclusive premium grey color painted lens barrel with blue and white lens marking accents.
I have done a review on the Vista One lenses before and you can see that above.
Price & Availability
The new 135mm T1.5 Vista One lens is available from Tokina Cinema USA
authorized retailers at a suggested retail price of $11,999 USD.
You can now buy the Vista One lenses individually
Tokina Cinema has also announced that the Vista One limited edition lenses can now be purchased as individual lenses. Previously they were only available to purchase as a complete set.
All 7 lenses in the series are available to purchase separately and prices range from $8849 to $11,999 USD per lens depending on the focal length.
Tokina Cinema announces the Vista One Upgrade Program
Owners of Tokina Cinema Vista Primes can upgrade their existing lenses to the popular Vista One single-coated version. The cost of upgrade is $19,349 USD for a 6-lens set of 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, and 105mm lenses when customers send in existing Vista Prime lenses for conversion to the Vista One single-coated version. The conversion is also available on a per lens basis at a cost of $3409 USD per lens.
The upgrade service includes exchange of lens elements to the proprietary single coated formulation and change of cosmetic parts to the premium grey color lens barrel finish with white and blue accents.
Contact an authorized Tokina Cinema USA retailer or visit tokinacinemausa.com for more information.