Kenko Tokina USA, Inc. announced their new lens for the Tokina Cinema ATX line. The Tokina Cinema AT-X 50-135mm T3.0 lens created by the engineers from the company offers a highly versatile zoom range in a compact design that is 4K ready.
According to the information available, the new lens, that is parfocal (that means it stays in focus when focal lenght is changed, or variation is so small it is practically insignificant), has dramatically reduced breathing and image shift, and has a de-clicked, 9-bladed, curved iris for beautiful bokeh and precise exposure control. With its 1 meter close-focus capability, the lens allows you the freedom to capture tight close-ups while maintaining a comfortable distance from your subject.
The Tokina Cinema 50-135mm T3.0 optic has an industry standard 114mm outer front barrel for matt boxes and a 112mm filter threat for mounting filters or other accessories. The lens is built to be durable, with all-metal cine-style housing with geared manual zoom, focus, and aperture rings for use in follow-focus systems.
This is Tokina’s newest addition to their line of Cinema lenses. We recently mentionned here their Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II, a 11-16mm T3.0 which the company claims “is not just a simple rehousing of the critically-acclaimed still lens version”, but a lens designers re-engineered to provide cinematographers the control and performance “they have come to expect in lenses that cost 10 times as much. Engineered to offer superb optical 4K performance the 11-16mm T3.0 delivers sharp, consistent images throughout its zoom range by reducing breathing and maintaining focus throughout the zoom range (Parfocal). Its compact size gives you the flexabilty to use it in creative ways not possible with larger lens designs.”
The Tokina Cinema ATX line also includes a 16-28mm T3.0, which uses the formula of a still lens reengineered to meet the demanding needs of the professional cinematographer. The same characteristics – parfocal, reduced breathing and image shift and 9 bladed curved iris are present. With its 28cm close-focus capability, the lens allows you the freedom to capture a super wide-angle of view while still maintaining a tight perspective on your subject.
The Tokina Cinema 50-135mm T3.0 optic is 4K ready and beyond and delivers a highly versatile zoom range in a compact design. The lens has an industry standard 114mm outer front barrel for matt boxes and a 112mm filter threat for mounting filters or other accessories. To know more about this lens and the other Cinema lenses from Tokina download their catalog.
|Tokina Cinema 50-135mm Features:||Tokina Cinema 50-135mm Specifications:|
|• Parfocal lens design allows you to maintain precise focus while using the zoom control.|
• Constant T3.0 throughout the 50mm to 135mm zoom range
• Reduced breathing so you can focus on the scene and not the lens
• Smooth, de-clicked, 9-bladed, curved iris for beautiful out-of-focus areas.
• Virtually no image shift when using the zoom control during filming
• Aspherical elements and Super-Low Dispersion glass reduce distortion and increase optical performance
• 4K Image ready
• Durable, all-metal cine-style housing with geared manual zoom, focus, and aperture rings for use in follow-focus systems.
• Common 114mm front diameter for use with a wide variety of matte boxes and accessories.
• Zoom, focus, and iris markings are on both sides of the lens for easy viewing and more mounting/follow-focus options.
• LDS (Lens Data System) support is possible
• Available Mounts: PL and EF
|Mounts: PL, Canon EF|
Focal Length: 50-135mm
Maximum Aperture: T3.0 Constant
Zoom Ratio: 2.7:1
Optical Structure: 14 groups /18 elements
Sensor Size: Super 35mm
Minimum Focus Distance: 1m ( 3.28 ft)
Magnification Ratio: 1:5.89
Zoom Mode: Rotary Zoom
Aperture/Iris Blades: 9
Depth of Field: T3.0 – T22 (F2.8 – F22)
Filter Size: 112 mm
Overall Length: PL Mount – 159mm (from 142mm mount surface)
EF Mount – 155.5mm (from 150mm mount surface)
Diameter of Front: 114mm
Maximum Diameter: 123mm
Availability: April 2015