Tokina Launches First Cine Lenses


Tokina this week announced the Tokina Cinema ATX 11-16mm T3.0 and 16-28mm T3.0 lenses, desinged for Canon full-frame and APS DSLRs, and in the case of the 11-16mm lens, Panasonic Micro Four Thirds mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras as well. Designed with serious, working digital cinema professionals in mind, the lenses feature an all-metal cinema housing  that provides geared manual focus, a de-clicked aperture ring, and a zoom ring that can be controlled remotely.


The two lenses are Tokina's first cine lenses.


Note: Adorama is accepting pre-orders for the new Tokina Cine lenses and will ship orders on a first-come, first-served basis. Credit cards will not be charged until orders ship.


Tokina Cinema ATX 11-16mm T3.0 Lens Key features


  • Super-wide angle T3.0 zoom lens (APS-C)
  • 2 Super-low Dispersion and 2 Aspherical lens elements
  • Rugged All-Metal lens housing
  • Geared Focus, Aperture, and Zoom rings
  • 4K approved
  • Super 35 and APS-C coverage
  • Minimum focus distance of 13.8”
  • 77mm filter size
  • 84mm outer diameter
  • Available in Canon EF and Micro Four Thirds mounts
  • Adorama price: $1,899


Tokina Cinema ATX 16-28mm T3.0 Key features


  • Full frame super-wide 16-28mm lens
  • Fast T3.0 aperture
  • 3 Aspherical + 2 Super-low dispersion glass elements
  • 4K approved
  • LDS (Lens Data System) support is possible.
  • Common 114mm front diameter for matte boxes
  • Minimum focus distance of 11.03”
  • 112mm filter size
  • 114mm front diameter
  • Available in Canon EF and PL mounts
  • Adorama price: $4,499

Both lenses have apertures consisting of 9 curved blades. The 16-28mm lens, which will be available in May, is apparently a version of the Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 Pro FX ($629 at Adorama) that has been modified the special needs of shooting movies. The 11-16mm, which is expected to arrive in April, was shown as a mock-up at cinema trade shows last year, is a version of the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X ($525) that has been similarly been modified to be movie-friendly.


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