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Tokina Canon EF to PL Mount 1.6X Expander

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Tokina Canon EF to PL Mount 1.6X Expander
Key Features
  • Adapts Canon EF Lens to PL-Mount Camera
  • Compatible with Super35 Format Lenses
  • Enlarges Image Circle by 1.6x
  • For 6-8K HD Sensors up to 1.85"
The Canon EF to PL Mount 1.6X Expander from Tokina is designed to enable the use of Super35 format Canon EF lenses with full-frame 6-8K HD PL-mount cameras. This expander enlarges the diameter of the image circle on the camera's sensor by a factor of 1.6x, suiting the lens for use with cameras with up to 1.85" sensors.
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Tokina TC-16EXP-EP Overview

The Canon EF to PL Mount 1.6X Expander from Tokina is designed to enable the use of Super35 format Canon EF lenses with full-frame 6-8K HD PL-mount cameras. This expander enlarges the diameter of the image circle on the camera's sensor by a factor of 1.6x, suiting the lens for use with cameras with up to 1.85" sensors.

Constructed with seven elements in four groups, the 1.6X Expander features an aperture compensation of just 1.36 T-stops. This expander works best with lenses with T2.0 or larger apertures and when stopped down to T2.8 or less.

Features
Adapts Canon EF-mount lenses for use on full-frame HD PL-mount cameras
Compatible with 6K-8K cameras with image sensors up to 1.85"
Designed with seven elements in four groups, enabling an aperture compensation of just 1.36 T-stops
Performs best when used with lenses with a T2.0 or larger aperture and when stopped down to T2.8 or less

Tokina TC-16EXP-EP Specs

Camera Mount
ARRI PL Mount
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Magnification
1.6x
Optical Design
7 Elements in 4 Groups
Dimensions
ø: 2.7 x D: 1.8" / ø: 68.6 x D: 45.0 mm
Weight
7.8 oz / 0.22 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.9 x 4.9 x 3.8"

Tokina TC-16EXP-EP Reviews

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Can this be used to adapt a Canon FD mount EF or ...

Can this be used to adapt a Canon FD mount EF or Contax CY mount EF to a Canon C700 GS PL mount or canon C300 mkii pl mount?
Asked by: T
The Tokina Canon EF to PL Mount 1.6X Expander will not work because it is meant to adapt EF-S lenses to full frame cameras. The C300 and the C700 are both Super 35 cameras. thus this will not work.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2023-04-10

Will this be compatible with the new BMPCC6K with ...

Will this be compatible with the new BMPCC6K with Sony CineAlta Six Lens Kit?
Asked by: Christian
It is not. This adapts Canon EF Lens to a PL-Mount Camera. The Pocket Cinema Camera 6K is an EF mount camera.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-08-12

What happens if you use a lens that covers full ...

What happens if you use a lens that covers full frame on this adapter? For example a 35mm 1.4 L Series lens that is larger than S35
Asked by: Rick
This adapter is meant for Super35 EF mount cine lenses so they can be used on a full frame sensor camera with a PL mount. This comes with caveats. As a consequence of the image being blown up in size to cover the full frame sensor, the FOV (Field of View) narrows for it has been magnified. This may require you to get a wider-angle lens. Then you lose 1.36 stops of light using this. Lastly, the lens needs to have at least a T/2 exit pupil aperture so the light can spread enough. Paradoxically, this T/2 sized exit pupil is still needed when you set the lens to the required T/2.8 or higher number that is needed for this adapter to deliver quality. There is no information as to using Canon full frame EF lenses. I would say that such a lens will mount, that the image will still be blown up and you will still lose wideness. However, I know of no Canon EOS EF lenses that have manual aperture to fulfill the requirement of a T/2 exit pupil and then being able to stop down to T/2.8 or more.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2023-05-03

Would this work to expand a Canon EF-S lens to ...

Would this work to expand a Canon EF-S lens to cover FF?
Asked by: Steven
The Tokina Canon EF to PL Mount 1.6X Expander is designed to work with Canon EF mount lenses. The EF-S mount has a flange that will dip too low into the adapter and will not allow it to mount to it.
Answered by: JonathanS
Date published: 2023-11-26

I have the same question as above, can this be ...

I have the same question as above, can this be used on an Arri Amira camera?
Asked by: Neal
Not that we are aware of. This is designed for cameras that have a full frame sensor which is 6-8K in resolution, such as select RED cameras.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2022-08-15

Is this essentially the same thing as a ...

Is this essentially the same thing as a tele-extender?
Asked by: Andrew
The Tokina Canon EF to PL Mount 1.6X Expander uses the principle of an tele-extender to expand the image circle of a Super35 lens so that it covers the larger full frame image circle. But what it is really is a method for mounting a EF lens on to a PL mount camera.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2021-12-13

Can i use this on an Arri Alexa Mini LF ?

Can i use this on an Arri Alexa Mini LF ?
Asked by: Robert
Yes, the Tokina Canon EF to PL Mount 1.6X Expander can be used on full-frame cameras like the ARRI ALEXA Mini LF and Lens Mount Set (LPL).
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2023-04-30

can i use it on s35 body pl mount with lens full ...

can i use it on s35 body pl mount with lens full frame EF mount ? many tks :)
Asked by: T
No, The Design of this adapter works best with S35 lenses. The Tokina 1.6x Expander magnifies the image circle of S35 lenses, expanding them to cover larger FF35 or Vista Vision sensors. The Tokina 1.6x expander has the best performance when used with lenses that have a T2.0 or larger aperture and when the lens is stopped down to T2.8 or smaller.
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2022-08-23
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