Tokina has introduced a new cinema lens in the body of the 11-16mm T3.0, while revealing the price in the US of its first cinema optic, the 16-28mm T3.0.
One of the digital imaging areas that is gaining more and more traction is videography. A lot of companies are announcing new videography gear, aiming to squeeze the last dollars found in filmmakers’ pockets.
Tokina is a newcomer to the filmmaking industry, as its first cinema lens was announced during the fall of 2013. The 16-28mm T3.0 is the cine version of the AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX wide-angle zoom lens for full frame cameras.
This product felt lonely therefore the Japanese manufacturer took the decision of working on its second model. Now, the Tokina 11-16mm T3.0 cine lens is official and it is coming soon for Canon DSLRs with APS-C sensors and Micro Four Thirds cameras.
Tokina reveals AT-X 16-28mm T3.0 cine lens price and release date for US market
Kenko Tokina is joining the cine lens market in the US by “shipping” the AT-X 16-28mm T3.0 lens overseas. This optic is available for about 580,000 yens in Japan, which would account for a little under $6,000 in the US.
As consumers would be reluctant to pay this kind of money for a Kenko Tokina lens, the manufacturer has set a price of $4,499 for the US market.
The lens is based on the AT-X 16-28mm Pro FX lens for full frame shooters. The cine version features a new lens barrel with a clickless aperture ring and two mounts, including Canon EF and ARRI PL.
The Tokina Cinema AT-X 16-28mm T3.0 lens will become available in April at the aforementioned price courtesy of Adorama.
Tokina AT-X 11-16mm T3.0 cine lens announced and said to be coming in April
On the other hand, the Kenko Tokina AT-X 11-16mm T3.0 cine lens is finally official after having been on display at several digital imaging events.
As expected, the cinema version is based on the AT-X 11-16mm f/2.8 lens for APS-C cameras. However, it features a new metal barrel and a clickless aperture ring, which are a must for videographers.
The lens will be released in two mounts. One of them is Canon EF with support for APS-C DSLRs, while the other one is Micro Four Thirds. It will offer a 35mm equivalent of 16.5-24mm and 22-32mm, respectively.
The two versions will share an identical price of $1,899 and will have a release date of April 2014. They can be pre-ordered at Adorama. Tokina may be present at the NAB Show 2014 where it will demo its Cinema series lenses.