Tokina 11-16mn T.3 Cine Lens

June 25th, 2013
Tokina 11-16mn T.3 Cine Lens

Tokina present a future release at Broadcast Asia: The Tokina 11-16mm T.3 Cine Lens. This lens raised some eyebrows at NAB this year. The stills version of this lens has been incredibly successful and hugely accepted within the industry as the one of the go-to wide angle lenses for the Super35mm format.

The Tokina 11-16mm cine lens shares the same sharp fast optics with the stills version along with permanent 0.8 lens gears for all three barrels, a de-clicked aperture and T-stopped at T.3.

The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 (stills version) has a hard stopping focus ring when in MF mode. The same can be said for the cine version. It looks as if the focus throw is the same length in both models also (cine lenses tend to have longer focus throws in comparison to stills equivalents).

As a 5D and Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 owner I can confirm this lens will work on a full frame sensor at 16mm only, meaning, this lens will be suitable as a full frame 16mm prime. (unlike Canon EF-s lenses, this one can physically be attached to Canon EF mount along side an EF-s mount).

Tokina are still be ambiguous with their pricing, listing this lens at somewhere under $2000. It will be available in Canon EF and Nikon mount hopefully during September this year.

via newsshooter.com

Order the non-cine Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8 version here

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PeterK
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June 26th, 2013

True, this will be overpriced even at $1,000. I talked to the Tokina booth at CineGear and they verified their “show model” was the same as the still version except with gears and a manual iris. I asked if the T stops and focus markings were accurate but didn’t get a straight answer so I assume not. After grilling the guy at the booth he recommend I get an older 11-16mm f2.8 DX I version with a “Nikon G” adapter to Canon EF or MicroFourThirds (which include an aperture ring or lever) and add the markings myself. He said this is for people that don’t know how or don’t want to do that. The Duclos 11-16 cine mod looks better but at $3500 it’s still a good $1500 overpriced; maybe this will at least bring the pricing down.

David
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June 26th, 2013

I don’t understand how they can ask almost $2000 for this when the optics are supposedly the same as the $640 one. Sounds like the only thing that was changed besides adding gears was making the aperture a manual ring instead of electronic (which I would think reduces the cost).

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