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Tokina 50-135mm T2.9 Mark II Cinema ATX Lens (Canon EF Mount)

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Key Features
  • Covers Super 35mm Sensors
  • Parfocal Lens Design
  • Constant T2.9 Aperture
  • 0.8 MOD Focus, Aperture, and Zoom Rings
This 50-135mm T2.9 Mark II Cinema ATX Lens from Tokina covers Super 35mm image sensors, does not exhibit focus shift while zooming, and comes with a Canon EF mount. Updated from its T3.0 predecessor, the lens features a constant T2.9 maximum aperture over the entire zoom range and has a 2.7x zoom ratio.
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Tokina Cinema ATX 50-135mm T2.9 MKII Overview

This 50-135mm T2.9 Mark II Cinema ATX Lens from Tokina covers Super 35mm image sensors, does not exhibit focus shift while zooming, and comes with a Canon EF mount. Updated from its T3.0 predecessor, the lens features a constant T2.9 maximum aperture over the entire zoom range and has a 2.7x zoom ratio.

It features an enhanced all-metal housing optimized for video and digital cinema use and provides manual focus control with 300° rotation. It has an easy-to-read distance scale measured in feet and a clickless 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 multilayer 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 a common 95mm front diameter for use with professional matte boxes and has a filter thread size of 86mm. The lens mount is interchangeable with separately available Sony E, PL, MFT, and Nikon F mounts.

  • Constant T2.9 maximum aperture 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
  • 9-blade aperture diaphragm
  • Common 95mm front diameter for use with matte boxes
  • 86mm filter thread
  • Minimum focus distance of 39.6"
  • Separately available interchangeable Sony E, PL, MFT, and Nikon F mounts

Tokina Cinema ATX 50-135mm T2.9 MKII Specs

Focal Length50 to 135mm
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageSuper35/APS-C
Image Circle31.2 mm
Maximum ApertureT2.9
f/2.8
Minimum ApertureT22
f/22
Minimum Focus DistanceFrom : 39.6" / 1.0 m
Optical Design18 Elements in 14 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Gear MOD & PitchFocus: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
Iris: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
Zoom: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
Front Diameter95 mm
Filter Thread86 mm
Focus ScalesImperial
Focus Rotation300°
Zoom Ratio2.7x
Maximum Magnification Ratio1:5.89
Image StabilizationNo
Length5.81" / 147.5 mm
Weight3.37 lb / 1.53 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.34 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.2 x 6.4 x 6.4"

Tokina Cinema ATX 50-135mm T2.9 MKII Reviews

Another solid zoom offering from Tokina!

By Ryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-19

This is my second zoom I've purchased from Tokina and I am happy with quality and attention to detail I'm seeing. The overall lense is best with quality in mind, and you can tell the moment you pull it out of the box. The rings all move with the right amount of drag and there's no backlash. The front diameter matches up with the 11-20mm so I can use my clip-on mattebox easily on both. In terms of image quality, it is sharp and clear throughout the whole image circle. Bokeh has a nice shape to it and everyone who has seen images from the lense have only had positive things to say. While the lense is parfocal, their is a little bit of breathing in it. This is the only area I would say is not perfect, but still well within the usable range. The breathing is quite minimal when compared to other zooms in this focal length range and price point. Overall, I'd highly recommend this zoom if you are looking to fill out the longer end of your focal range. It ticks all the boxes for me, and I think that it will be a huge workhorse in the owner/op category.

Perfect for all filming situations!

By Neil
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-19

From music videos, documentaries, narratives, and many more! When filming solo or on a time crunch this zoom has served me well. It has very sharp beautiful image, this is a good lens to pair with the Tokina Vista primes. As much as I love things being sharp, I've been loving the Tokina black supermist 1/8 to give it subtle softness and adding even a more filmic look to the image. I like leaving one camera on the MoviPro with a prime and than having another camera handheld with this mk 2. Compared to the mk1, it feels solid, durable, and compact. To have cinema like quality at a small size is so gucci, especially if you need to keep a small foot print! ...and for all you Komodo enthusiast, it looks wonderful on that too!

Flawed zoom tracking

By Rolf
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-24

Tried Mark I, housing was obviously an afterthought but it was optically fine until I reversed the zoom. The picture jumps and it is not usable as a portrait lens when you want to do fine size adjustments during the shot. So I returned it and was very hopeful when a Mark II was announced years later. I received it in Autumn after a long period on the waiting list. It is a beautiful lens, top Japanese craftsmanship. All the rings feel perfect, right drag, no backlash, but than I noticed that there are no teeth for the iris ring on the left or right side, so a remote motor needs to squeeze on top or below, if even possible. But that that was not the ultimate disappointment. The zoom tracking had not been addressed in the remake. I felt violated, how was that possible from a nation that embraces perfection. I returned it. Early summer 2020, got a job calling for a portrait lens, reorder it. Maybe it was a fluke. But no, number three had the same problem, plus the Iris was not engaged. I think Tokina should recall all of them, fire the quality control, and re engineer the zoom transport. Adding gears does not make it a cinema lens. They are yet to release the 25-75 and 16-28. They need to have a usable zoom mechanism, my 35-140 Angenieux from the sixties does not have that problem.

One the Best Zooms out There

By Kelly
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-16

Love this lens, love that's parfocal which comes in handy when filming documentaries. Look from this lens is something special. People seem to pop from the background. Awesome zoom range.

Love this lens

By Kelly
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-18

Surprised to not see reviews of this lens on B&H. It’s excellent. Nice smooth focus, iris and zoom. Finish and build are you excellent. There’s something special about the footage captured with this lens. Pairs well with the 11-20mm. Full video review on my Nice Lady Productions YouTube channel dropping shortly.

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Date published: 2022-07-04

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Asked by: Michael
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Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2020-10-11

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Asked by: Kin Pun
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