Tokina releases a 180mm T.19 cine lens and it costs $18,000, or $100 per mm!

Tokina has launched a new lens that complements its current offering of cine lenses. At 180mm T1.9, the 180mm Cinema Vista lens offers cinematographers a much sought-after focal length. The lens presents a natural perspective that flatters subjects’ faces, while rendering a beautifully smooth background when needed. It is also suitable for Super35 and larger frame coverage up to Vista Vision, full frame and beyond.

It joins the existing set of eleven Vista Prime 18mm, 21mm, 25mm, 29mm, 35mm, 40mm, 50mm, 65mm, 85mm, 105mm and 135mm T1.5 high resolution (8K+) lenses. ) currently offered by Tokina.

Pre-order for US$17,999.00 at B&H

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The Tokina Cinema Vista 180mm T1.9 shares the same high-tuned build quality and optical performance that fans have come to expect from the Vista Prime range. It retains the form factor of other Vista premiums, sharing a common 114mm front diameter and similar weights to each other, so no need to change your camera settings or rig, just change your lens, reassemble your matte box and off you go.

The Tokina Cinema Vista 180mm T1.9 has an optical structure of 14 groups with 17 elements, there are 9 iris blades in each to ensure the roundness of the apertures. Lens distortion and chromatic aberration are well controlled, with minimal focus breathing, soft, pleasing light, and slight blurring of the subject in the background.

With an area definition of 46.7mm, the 180mm Vista T1.9 is an ideal choice for larger sensor cameras like the RED Monstro 8K VV, ARRI Alexa LF Mini or Kinefinity’s full frame range , with Mavo Edge 8K and 6K cameras. This lens even has an area light that will cover larger formats up to the Alexa 65 2:1 Open Gate – which is an amazing feature for cinematographers looking to invest in lenses as their career evolves.

It is available in ARRI PL, Canon EF, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E and ARRI LPL interchangeable mounts and is available for pre-order for US$17,999.00 at B&H. Pre-orders will begin shipping in August 2022.

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