The new Tokina Cinema Vista 21mm and 29mm T1.5 lenses, announced today, provides cinematographers with highly sought after focal lengths. The lenses present a natural perspective which flatters subjects’ faces, while rendering a beautifully smooth background when required. It is equally suitable for Super35 and larger-sized frame coverage up to Vista Vision and even beyond.
It joins the existing nine-strong set of 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 40mm, 50mm, 65mm, 85mm, 105mm, and 135mm T1.5 high resolution (8K+) Vista prime lenses.
The Tokina Cinema Vista 21mm and 29mm T1.5 share the same exacting build quality and highly tuned optical performance that users have come to expect from the Tokina Cinema Vista prime range. It maintains the form factor of the other Vista primes, sharing a common 114mm front diameter and similar weights to each other.
The Tokina Cinema Vista 21mm T1.5 has 18 groups with 19 elements while the 29mm has 18 groups and 18 elements. There are nine iris blades in each to ensure the roundness of the apertures. Lens distortion and chromatic aberration are well-controlled, with minimal focus breathing, soft pleasing flare and gentle roll-off from subject to background.
With an area of definition of 46.7mm, the Vista 21mm and 29mm T1.5 is 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 Alexa 65 2:1 Open Gate. It is available in interchangeable ARRI PL, Canon EF, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E, and ARRI LPL mounts.
The Tokina Cinema Vista 21mm and 29mm T1.5 will be available from Tokina Cinema USA, or your local authorized dealer, at an MSRP of $7,499.00 USD.