Tokina announces Cinema Vista 65mm T1.5 lens

Today, Tokina revealed the Cinema Vista 65mm T1.5 lens. The company describes this lens as a short telephoto lens with a highly impressive focal length.

The Cinema Vista 65mm T1.5 lens joins the Cinema Vista lens lineup, alongside the 18mm T1.5, 25mm T1.5, 35mm T1.5, 45mm T1.5, 50mm T1.5, 65mm T1.5, 85mm T1.5, 105mm T1.5 and 135mm T1.5.

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“The lens presents a natural perspective which flatters subjects’ faces, while rendering a beautifully smooth background when required,” Tokina claims. “It is equally suitable for Super35 and larger-sized frame coverage up to Vista Vision and even beyond.”

Tokina Cinema Vista 65mm T1.5 lens overview

Inside, the Cinema Vista 65mm T1.5 has 13 groups with 14 elements. Additionally, it’s built with nine iris blades. The company promises the lens’ distortion and chromatic aberration stays under-control throughout the shoot. Also, to ensure the lens stays quiet during shoots, the lens features minimal focus breathing.

“Tokina Cinema Vista lenses have earned a strong reputation for creating elegant and highly detailed images and 2020 saw them become an increasingly popular choice for productions, including several high profile series on the main streaming services,” Tokina says.


Tokina Cinema Vista 65mm T1.5 lens
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According to the company, the Cinema Vista 65mm T1.5 is built with the “same exacting build quality” and “highly tuned” optical performance as the other lenses in the line. Its form factor is the same as other Vista primes. It shares the same 114mm front diameter and a similar weight at about 5.05 lbs (2.29 kg).

Pricing and availability

The Tokina Cinema Vista 65mm T1.5 lens is available in interchangeable ARRI PL, EF, MFT, Sony E and ARRI LPL mounts. It is available for $7,499. You can learn more at the Tokina USA website.

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