Tokina Cinema 50-135mm T3.0 with Canon EF Mount

Tokina Cinema 50-135mm T3.0 with Canon EF Mount

Tokina Cinema 50-135mm T3.0 with Canon EF Mount

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Product Highlights

  • Covers Super 35mm Sensors
  • Parfocal Lens Design
  • Constant T3.0 Aperture
  • Geared Focus, Aperture, and Zoom Rings
  • Click-Less Aperture Ring
  • Two Aspherical Lens Elements
  • Super-Low Dispersion Lens Elements
  • LDS (Lens Data System) Support
  • 114mm Front Diameter for Matte Boxes
  • 39.4" Minimum Focus Distance
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Mount Type: Canon EF

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The Cinema 50-135mm T3.0 with Canon EF Mount covers Super 35mm image sensors, does not exhibit focus shift while zooming, and a has constant T3.0 maximum aperture over the entire zoom range. The lens features an all-metal housing optimized for video and digital cinema use and provides manual focus control with an easy-to-read distance scale, and a click-less aperture ring for smooth iris pulls. The focus, aperture, and zoom rings all have standard 0.8 pitch gears for use with follow focus systems.

Featuring two aspherical elements and super-low dispersion lens elements complimented with multi-layer coatings, the lens is able to produce images with high contrast and sharpness, while minimizing flare, diffraction, and ghosting. A 9-blade aperture diaphragm yields pleasing focus highlights while further reducing the chance of diffraction at small apertures. The lens has an industry-standard 114mm front diameter for use with professional matte boxes.

  • Constant maximum aperture T3.0 zoom lens
  • Parfocal lens design prevents focus shift as you change your zoom
  • Covers Super 35 sized sensors
  • 4K image sharpness
  • Rugged all-metal lens housing
  • 0.8 pitch geared focus, aperture, and zoom rings
  • LDS (Lens Data System) support
  • 9-blade aperture diaphragm
  • Industry-standard 114mm front diameter for use with matte boxes
  • 112mm filter diameter
  • Minimum focus distance of 39.4"
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Tokina Cinema 50-135mm T3.0 with Canon EF Mount
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Tokina 50-135mm specs

    Focal Length 50 - 135mm
    Lens Mount Canon EF
    Format Super35/APS-C
    Image Circle Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Maximum T-Stop T3.0
    Maximum F-Stop f/2.8
    Minimum T-Stop T22
    Minimum Focus Distance from Image Plane 39.4" / 1 m
    Optical Design 18 Elements in 14 Groups
    Iris Blades 9
    Gear MOD & Pitch Focus: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
    Iris: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
    Zoom: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
    Front Diameter Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Filter Thread 112 mm
    Focus Scales Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Zoom Ratio 2.7x
    Electronic Communication Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Maximum Magnification Ratio 1:5.89
    Tripod Mounting Thread Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Dimensions (W x H) 4.5 x 4.5" / 114.3 x 114.3 mm
    Length 6.12" / 155.5 mm
    Weight 3.4 lb / 1.53 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.7 x 7.2 x 7.2"

    Tokina 50-135mm reviews

    Cinema 50-135mm T3.0 with Canon EF Mount is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Quality concerns with this lens I originally saw this lens line up at NAB in 2015. The action of the lenses on site were silky smooth and felt great. The build of the lenses seemed very robust and well put together. The barrels of the 50-150 and 16-28 are very large. Larger than most cinema lenses but surprisingly lightweight for their size. I purchased the 50-150 and upon first use the lens felt less than silky smooth. The action on the focus felt stiff like metal on metal contact and the sound the barrel made when turning the focus was unusually loud. The only action on the lens that felt correct was the iris. I sent it back and chalked it up to a bad factory lens. Unfortunately the 2nd lens that came was even worse. I was annoyed at Tokina's lack of information and customer service regarding this issue. They just wanted to send me another (3rd) lens. I opted out and since have not tried to purchase another Tokina Cinema ATX lens. I hope it was just a bad batch of lenses, but for $ bucks, I wasn't interested in taking my chances again. It's unfortunate, because for the price point, no one else is making fast zoom lenses in cinema housings like these. Maybe I'll take a look at the 2nd generation of these down the line. Got some kinks to work out it seems.
    Date published: 2016-02-21
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from May not hold focus with mount adapters I bought this to use with my Sony FS-7 camera. I had hoped to use my Metabones Speed Booster EF to Emount adapter. Unfortunately, the focus changes when changing the zoom with that configuration. I tried several other adapters but all had varying degrees of the back focus problem. I also tried it on a Blackmagic Production camera which had a native EF mount. I did not see the back focus problem with that camera. My advice is to only use it with a camera that has a native EF mount. As my main camera has an E mout I sent mine back.
    Date published: 2015-12-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Do not use with mount adapters I bought this to use on my Sony FS-7 via a Metabones EF to Emount adapter. I was sad to learn that the focus changes on this configuration when zooming. I tried several other mount adapters, including 2 that were not speed boosters, but it still lost focus by varying amounts when zooming. I put the lens on a Blackmagic camera with a native EF mount and the focus did not change while zooming. As the FS-7 is my main camera I sent the lens back.
    Date published: 2015-12-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Lens For The Price At this price point, I don't think I could have asked for anything more. Another review of this lens complains of mechanical issues, but mine is silky smooth. The imagery that comes off this glass is beautiful.
    Date published: 2016-08-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent value I purchased this a year ago and have shot a couple short films and documentaries with it. This is a true cinema lens, parfocal in design (a must), and the image quality is what you would expect it to be at this price point. Pairing this with a Canon C100 Mk II, I have had some spectacular results. Fairly closes focusing, for a zoom lens, and it's a great range to use in interview situations where you want to vary it up between a medium shot and a closeup from a single position. The pulls were very smooth, with a fair amount of damping so that it doesn't slip around. It's quite bulky on a C100, but that's to be expected. The 114mm barrel fits great with my matte box and 4x5.65 filters. Tokina knows their market. There is no other lens quite like this, for the price, well, until Canon came out with their 18-80, which looks nice and is a similar price point. However, that's not a 114mm standard cinema lens, nor does it have the T stop speed that this has. Canon does have a more practical range however. Really looking forward to seeing what else Tokina releases. I should note that I pair this with the Sigma 18-35 1.8 art lens, and it is a decent combination. I have the Tokina cinema 11-16, and that's great too, but it's zoom range is not all that helpful. It's an ultra wide. Very happy with the purchase, except for the little cheap nylon bag that comes with it. It fits quite tight, and is a pain to slide on and off as it catches on the gears. 4.5 stars.
    Date published: 2016-08-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very heavy and strong but nice! I used this lens with Ursa mini Pro. I like it because the image quality is very good. The lens is heavy and the focus gear is strong to turn. The lens is compact and the image is sharper and without evident aberrations. The maximum aperture is only T3 (F2.8) but sufficient in the movie location where the light is very important. I like it!
    Date published: 2017-09-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would buy it again and again One of the best lenses out there. Little pricey, but totally worth it.
    Date published: 2016-11-17
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    Designed for use with:

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    • Canon EOS 80D
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    • Canon EOS C100 Mark II Cinema
    • Canon EOS C200
    • Canon EOS C200B
    • Canon EOS C300 Cinema
    • Canon EOS C300 Mark II
    • Canon EOS C300 Mark II Cinema
    • Canon EOS C500 4K Cinema
    • Canon EOS C700
    • Canon EOS C700 FF
    • Canon EOS Rebel SL1
    • Canon EOS Rebel SL2
    • Canon EOS Rebel T5
    • Canon EOS Rebel T5i
    • Canon EOS Rebel T6
    • Canon EOS Rebel T6i
    • Canon EOS Rebel T6s
    • Canon EOS Rebel T7i
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    • Panasonic VariCam LT
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