Tokina 25-75mm T2.9 Cine Zoom lens is now out there for pre-order for $4,999. The lens gives an interchangeable mount, Super35 sensors protection (or as much as VistaVision with the 1.6x expander), compact measurement with comparatively low weight, parfocal design, and 0.8 MOD geared rings. Let’s check out the pattern footage of this lens paired with a RED Komodo.
Tokina Cinema first announced this zoom lens in May 2020. With an expandable picture circle as much as 8K VistaVision and swappable lens mounts, the lens appears to be like fairly attention-grabbing. Now, the time has lastly come for the lens to hit the markets. To entice all potential prospects, Tokina Cinema additionally printed a lens take a look at video from DP Bob Gundu. Let’s check out all the small print.
Tokina 25-75mm T2.9 Cine Zoom
As Tokina Cinema states, the lens is a continuing T2.9 all through the vary, with parfocal operation and good zoom monitoring with minimal picture shift. Lens respiration, distortion, and aberration ought to all be extremely managed. The lens suits in between Tokina’s current 11-20mm T2.9 and 50-135mm T2.9 cinema zooms. The 3x zoom vary permits the lens to stay comparatively compact by cinema zoom requirements. The 2kg weight and average measurement make it appropriate for operation on gimbals, Steadicams, jibs, and different conditions the place a bigger zoom lens could be inappropriate.
The lens is 174mm lengthy (PL Mount) with a 86mm filter thread, and a 95mm entrance diameter for frequent cinema equipment. It’s constructed of aluminum frequent with different Tokina Cinema lenses within the sequence. It incorporates a nine-bladed iris, has easy, 0.8 MOD geared rings for focus, iris, and zoom, and options Tokina’s interchangeable lens mount system. It’s out there in PL, E-mount, MFT mount, and Nikon F mount choices.
Director of Pictures Bob Gundu examined the lens and concluded that he discovered it to be the proper match for his RED Komodo. The lens has a 36mm picture circle that totally covers Komodo’s sensor (barely bigger than Super35). He made the next quick movie with this lens-camera combo. If you wish to actually pixel peep the video, the total 4K model (9.42GB) will also be downloaded from this Dropbox folder. Tokina additionally gives TIF frame grabs from the video in UHD resolution here.
The Tokina 25-75mm T2.9 may also cowl a number of fashionable bigger sensor fashions just like the RED Helium 8K, RED Dragon 6K, RED Monstro in 6K, Sony FX9 in DCI 4K crop, or the ARRI ALEXA LF and Mini LF when taking pictures of their UHD crop mode. Tokina additionally supply a 1.6x Expander in PL-to-PL or PL-to-E-mount that enables the lens to cowl Vistavision-sized sensors, giving it the equal vary of 40-120mm at T4.
Value and Availability
Based on Tokina Cinema, the primary shipments of the 25-75mm T2.9 Cine lens will start in July 2021. The lens will be pre-ordered now for $4,999.
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