Tokina 16-28mm T3.0 Cinema Lens Unveiled for EF and PL Mounts

Tokina 16-28mm Cine Lens

Tokina has announced a new cinema lens – the 16-28mm T3.0 cine lens. It has its optical roots in the popular Tokina AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 PRO lens. Of course, the cine version is kitted out with standard gearing for the focus and aperture rings.

Additionally, the new cine lens gets a substantially higher price tag. In Japan, it retails for ¥580,000, which is slightly less than $6,000 when converted to US dollars. That would make it close to 10x more expensive than Tokina’s standard AT-X 16-28mm f/2.8 PRO lens.

The PL-mount version of the lens should ship sometime in September, while the EF-mount option is expected to be available in November. Stay tuned for official pricing and availability.

 

Comments

  1. Danny Grizzle says

    At that price, more bitter than sweet.

    It better be entirely rehoused with long-throw mechanical focus with precision calibrated markings. For that kind of premium, they need to do more than the superficial: gear rings, de-clicked iris, and engraving on the side of the barrel.

  2. Alan says

    While I love the idea of a manual focus FF WA zoom for stills, this for me is silly money for a Tokina lens. And I seriously doubt whether film makers would consider this either. Who is likely to buy this in realistic numbers?