Tokina Cine Lenses Have No Breathing – 35mm, 50mm, 85mm T1.5

Announced at IBC 2016, Tokina introduces new Tokina Cine Lenses with 35mm, 50mm and 85mm focal lengths at T1.5.

The new Tokina Cine Lenses advance on the current range of cine-zooms with three new prime lenses, all with a maximum aperture of T1.5. These new focal lengths give shooters a variety of shoot choices from wide angle to telephoto, with the great optical quality seen in their ATX range.

Tokina Cine Lenses Have “No Focus Breathing”

Most notably about the Tokina Cine Lenses is that they have no focus breathing whatsoever. Lens breathing is when there is a slight zoom when focusing, a characteristic that most lenses exhibit, but which can be undesirable for video when doing focus pulls.

For inter-operability and flexibility with different camera setups, the lenses share diameter, focus ring and aperture ring position, meaning switching between lenses doesn’t mean adjusting a follow focus or matte box. With a focus rotation of 300 degrees, the focus pulling is smooth and accurate, which is particularly beneficial when using a remote follow focus device or working with a focus puller.

Tokina already introduced the Tokina Cinema 11-16 T3.0, Tokina Cinema 16-28mm T3.0 and Tokina Cinema 50-135mm T3.0 earlier this year, and they plan to expand their Tokina Cine Lenses further into the future.

With 4K production moving into the mainstream, this new range of cine lenses are claimed to be 8K-capable with high quality and sharp images. The newly built elements also reduce chromatic aberation.

In terms of lens mounts, they will be available in EF, PL, MFT and E-mount, and are expected to be available from January 2017 from $3,999.00 for the 35mm and 50mm models, and $4,499.00 for the 85mm model.

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