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Tokina Cinema Vista 65mm T1.5 lens

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The Tokina Cinema Vista 65mm T1.5 lens is the latest focal length in a rapidly expanding series. Tokina recently announced the 40mm T1.5 and now the 65mm gives cinematographers another sought after focal length.

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The Tokina Cinema Vista lens lineup now consists of:

  • 18mm T1.5
  • 25mm T1.5
  • 35mm T1.5
  • 40mm T1.5
  • 50mm T1.5
  • 65mm T1.5
  • 85mm T1.5
  • 105mm T1.5
  • 135mm T1.5

This is a very impressive array of larger than full frame cine primes at a variety of focal lengths that all feature a consistent T1.5 aperture.

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The optical design of the Tokina Cinema Vista 65mm T1.5 features 13 groups with 14 elements and nine iris blades Tokina claims that lens distortion and chromatic aberration are well-controlled, with minimal focus breathing, soft pleasing flare, and gentle roll-off from subject to background.

The Tokina Cinema Vista 65mm T1.5 shares the same exacting build quality and highly tuned optical performance that is present throughout the Tokina Cinema Vista prime range. It maintains the form factor of the other Vista primes, sharing a common 114mm front diameter and it weighs in at approximately 2.29kg (5.05lbs)..

All The Tokina Cinema Vista lenses cover an area of definition of 46.7mm. This makes them an ideal choice for larger sensor cameras like the RED Monstro 8K VV and ARRI Alexa LF Mini. The lens even has an area of illumination that will cover larger formats up to Alexa65 2:1 Open Gate. It is available in interchangeable ARRI PL, EF, MFT, Sony E, and ARRI LPL mounts.

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Competition

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The only other 65mm T1.5 lens that I am aware of that covers similar-sized image circles is the ZEISS Supreme Prime 65mm T1.5 and that retails for $20,625 USD.

Price

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The Tokina Cinema Vista 65mm T1.5 will be available from Tokina Cinema USA at an MSRP of $7499 USD.

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