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.
The new Rokinon 16mm T2.2 cine lens for APS-C cameras is now in stock and shipping from B&H. It is available in Canon, Nikon, Micro Four Thirds, Sony E and Sony A mounts. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Samyang has announced a new cine lens based on its 16mm f/2 lens, which will feature geared focus and aperture rings for smooth control using follow focus systems. The Samyang V-DSLR 16mm T2.2 ED AS UMC CS lens should arrive in early September for most DSLR and mirrorless mounts with APS-C or smaller sensors.
Retail price will be EUR 419. No word on US pricing yet; however, based on the price of other Samyang cine lenses, I would guess it will be in the $500-$550 range.
B&H has the Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine lens in stock for Canon, Nikon and Sony (both NEX and Alpha) mounts. The lens features standard geared focus and aperture rings for use with follow focus units. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Samyang has added a 85mm T1.5 lens to its cinema lens line-up. The new 85mm T1.5 AS IF UMC lens joins the four existing Samyang cine lenses, the 8mm, 14mm, 24mm and 35mm.
Optical construction is the same as a standard version of the 85mm lens, including the 8-blade aperture for smooth bokeh wide open. This new version, however, is designed specifically for cinematography with focus gearing and a silent aperture ring.
No word yet on price, release dates or mount options; however, past Samyang cine models have been available in Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts.
Rokinon’s new 14mm and 24mm Cine lenses are in stock and now shipping from B&H. The 24mm T1.5 and 14mm T3.1 lenses feature standard geared focus and aperture rings, as well as a smooth “declicked” aperture.
Check them out here at B&H Photo.