Tokina Cinema just announced the Vista-P Prime T1.5 collection, a new set of cinema lenses featuring five large-format primes with focal lengths of 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 80mm. Intended to be an improvement over the coveted Vista Prime lineup, the new Vista-P Primes are designed to produce a uniquely vintage look, thanks to their low contrast and exceptionally stylistic bokeh.
The prominent spherical distortion present in the Vista-P Prime series is created by a design that “adds greater spacing between air-to-glass surfaces” in the lens, according to Tokina Cinema, and leads to a beautiful “swirly Petzval-type effect.”
Each of these lenses is constructed with an-all metal housing alongside cinema-styled gearing. Regardless of focal length, each lens boasts the following identical physical specifications:
Focus throw of 300°
114mm front diameter
112mm front filter thread
These identical parameters will further enhance user workflow when jumping from one lens to another, since focus motors will not have to be readjusted to compensate for a different focal length, and filters can be used interchangeably.
Available mounting options will range from PL, EF, MFT, E, and LPL.
What do you think of this new lineup from Tokina Cinema? At a time in which modern optics place heavy emphasis on clean, undistorted performance, how do you feel about the characteristic and retro-styled Vista-P Prime? Let us know, below! For more information about the lineup, be sure to check out the product pages for the Vista-P Prime T1.5 collection.