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Tokina 65mm T1.5 Vista Cine Prime for Full-Frame announced

Tokina launches short telephoto cine prime for large format cine cameras

Tokina 65mm vista red camera
Image by Phil Holland

Tokina just added a new 65mm T1.5 Vista cine prime to their growing set of Vista Vision/large format cinema lenses. Furthermore, the new 65mm Cinema Vista prime, joins the recently announced Tokina 40mm T1.5 Cinema Vista, which you can read more about here.

And, just like the 40mm gave DPs a unique option between the classic 50mm and above 35mm, the new Tokina 65mm T1.5 gives cinematographers a new short telephoto in a highly sought after focal length.

Tokina 65mm T1.5 – a new, natural perspective

Tokina 65mm 1.5 vista cinema
Image by Tokina

The lens presents 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.

Tokina Cinema Vista Primes – ready for full-frame and beyond

The full set of Tokina Cinema Vista primes are rated for 8K+ high resolution capture for the latest “lage format” sensors including, but not limited to the Sony VENICE, RED Monstro 8K, and Alexa Mini LF. The range includes a total 9 lenses:

  • 18mm T1.5 Cinema Vista
  • 25mm T1.5 Cinema Vista
  • 35mm T1.5 Cinema Vista
  • 40mm T1.5 Cinema Vista
  • 50mm T1.5 Cinema Vista
  • 65mm T1.5 Cinema Vista
  • 85mm T1.5 Cinema Vista
  • 105mm T1.5 and
  • 135mm T1.5 Cinema Vista
Tokina vista cine primes set
Image by Tokina

Sophisticated Optical Design

In addition, the optical formula of the latest Cinema Vista 65mm T1.5 includes 13 groups with 14 elements. Moreover, the 9 bladed aperture ensures a pleasing, natural and round bokeh. Needless to mention, lens distortion and chromatic aberration are well-controlled, with minimal focus breathing, soft pleasing flare and gentle roll-off from subject to background.


To see how the new 65mm Cinema Vista renders bokeh, deals with flares and breathing, as well as overall image performance, do check out this test by DP Phil Holland below:

Lens Technical Specifications

As expected, the new 65mm T1.5 shares the same exacting build quality and highly tuned optical performance that users have come to expect from the Tokina Cinema Vista prime range. The lens mirrors the form factor of the other Vista primes, which means the lens has a 114mm front diameter and a similar weight at approximately 2.29 kg (5.05 lbs).

Full-Frame Large Format Sensor Coverage

In addition, the new Tokina 65mm has an impressive image circle of 46.7mm, which is more than enough to cover the RED Monstro 8K VV and ARRI Alexa LF Mini. Furthermore, the lens even has an area of illumination that will cover larger formats up to Alexa65 2:1 Open Gate.

Interchangeable lens mount options include ARRI PL, EF, MFT, Sony E, and ARRI LPL.

Price and Shipping Info

The new Tokina Cinema Vista 65mm T1.5 is priced at $7,499 USD and will be available from Tokina Cinema USA as well as authorised dealers such as B&H soon. 

You can explore the full Tokina Cinema Vista range here.

via Tokina USA


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