Tokina Cinema’s new 25-75mm cine zoom lens is a compact design with a 174mm overall length, industry-standard 0.8 MOD cinema gears, T2.9 iris, 86mm filter thread and 95mm front diameter for common cinema accessories.


Tokina: The new 25-75mm T2.9 cinema zoom lens

The 25-75mm is designed to match the mechanical and optical properties of the existing Tokina Cinema 50-135mm T2.9 MkII and 11-20mm T2.9 zoom lenses, and to fit in between them to provide a more versatile range of options.

It covers super35+ type sensors up to a 36mm image circle size. This enables native coverage of the Red Helium 8K, Red Dragon 6K, Red Monstro 6K, Alexa LF in 4K UHD, as well as many cinema and mirrorless cameras from Canon, Blackmagic Design and Panasonic in 4K DCI or UHD.

When paired with the Tokina Cinema 1.6x Expander for PL or EF mount versions, the lens becomes a compact 40-120mm T4.2 that covers Full Frame and Vista Vision 6K and 8K size sensors.

The 25-75mm has a similar optical layout to the 11-20mm and 50-135mm lenses, including parfocal design to retain focus while zooming, limited focus breathing and low distortion. The addition of the 25-75mm completes a three-lens set of cinema zooms covering 11mm super-wide angle to 135mm telephoto at a price of under $12,000 for all three. The 25-75mm lists at $5,799 and will ship next spring. All lenses in the series feature an interchangeable mount that can fit PL, EF, Sony E, MFT and Nikon F mounts.

Also new is the Tokina Cinema Vista One 135mm T1.5, which extends its existing set of six T1.5 lenses: 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm and 105mm.

The Vista One lenses are a single-coated front element version of the Tokina Cinema Vista Prime range. When off-axis lighting is used, the single coating produces a lower contrast image and allows an increase in lens flare. When the lens is on axis to the light source, the lens retains contrast and normal lens flare properties. The single coating improves on uncoated lenses that generally exhibit reduced contrast and less image control all round.

Customers can now buy any of the Vista One range as individual lenses, whereas previously they were only available as a complete set – prices range from $8,849 to $11,999 per lens.

Owners of Tokina Cinema Vista Primes can now upgrade those lenses to the Vista One single-coated version, for $19,349 for the initial six-lens set (or $3,409 per individual lens). The upgrade includes changing outer parts to the grey lens barrel finish with white and blue accents of the Vista One.