- Covers Super 35 & Larger Sensors
- Parfocal Design / Limited Breathing
- Constant T2.9 Aperture
- Matches 50-135mm T2.9 & 11- 20mm T2.9
- 0.8 MOD Focus, Aperture & Zoom Rings
- Clickless Aperture Ring
- Low Distortion
- 300° Focus Rotation
- 86mm Front Filter Thread
- 95mm Front Diameter for Matte Boxes
I have previously reviewed the lens on the site and you can read that review here.
The Tokina Cinema 25-75mm T2.9 offers a good blend of image performance and build quality. People who have used any of Tokina’s more recent offerings will attest to how underrated their lenses actually are. You can’t take shortcuts with optical design and if Tokina had have opted to make the lens lighter and smaller they would have had to sacrifice image performance and the speed of the lens. You can’t have your cake and eat it too.
The lens is sharp without being overly sharp and it has very little chromatic aberration. Despite the ‘onion rings’ the bokeh is still fairly pleasing. There is no noticeable focus breathing and the mechanics of the lens are excellent.
The lens is reasonably large and heavy and you really do need to take those factors into account if you want to purchase one. This lens is squarely being aimed at mid to high-end owner/operators who require a decent zoom that won’t cost you a small fortune.