Got a spare $9000? Tokina unveils ambitious 135mm T1.5 Vista Cinema Prime

Tokina 135mm T1.5 Vista Cinema Prime
(Image credit: Tokina)

Tokina have long been a provider of pro-quality third party lenses to the photography industry, garnering a loyal following for their superior optics and high-end handling. Favorites include the AT-X 116 PRO DX II wide angle lens and AT-X 24-70 F2.8 PRO FX standard zoom, although the range covers a wide spectrum of focal lengths and functions for both APS-C and Full Frame camera models. 

Shown at IBC 2019, this new announcement is aimed squarely at videographers however and is sure to get the market excited. Introducing the Tokina Cinema Vista 135mm T1.5 which becomes the seventh model in Tokina's Vista cine lens range - and the seventh in the range with a wide T1.5 maximum iris setting (which is particularly impressive on a 135mm lens).

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