Tokina has just announced 25-75mm T2.9, a new cine zoom lens. It will be available in five different mounts and will nicely round up the company’s line of cinema lenses.
The new Tokina 25-75mm T2.9 is designed to cover super35 type sensors up to 36mm image circle size. The larger 36mm image circle enables native coverage of various RED and Alexa cameras, as well as cinema and mirrorless cameras from Canon, Blackmagic Design, and Panasonic in 4K DCI or 4K UHD. When paired with the Tokina Cinema 1.6x Expander for PL or EF mount versions, the lens becomes a compact size 40-120mm T4.2 that covers Full Frame and Vista Vision 6K and 8K size sensors.
The 25-75mm is designed to match the mechanical and optical properties of the other two Tokina cine lenses: 50-135mm T2.9 MKII and 11- 20mm T2.9. Like the other two lenses, the 25-75mm also features parfocal design to retain focus while zooming, limited focus breathing, and low distortion. Here are the specs:
As I mentioned, the lens comes in five mounts: PL, Canon EF, MFT, Sony E and Nikon F. The price is not yet determined, but the recommended retail price is $5,799. However, you’ll have to wait for a while longer because the 25-45 T2.9 won’t start shipping before spring 2021.