What Makes the New Tokina 65mm T1.5 Cinema Vista Lens So Sweet?


We here at B&H Photo are happy to share with you the news of the newest member of Tokina’s Cinema Vista line of full-frame lenses: the 65mm T1.5. Sharing the same features with other lenses in the lineup that make the Cinema Vistas an excellent choice for full-frame or VistaVision origination, the 65mm has the same robust build and quality, with a T1.5 maximum aperture and a 9-blade iris to deliver consistent exposure between lenses, thus avoiding relighting when swapping lenses, as well as maintaining the same pleasing bokeh.

The lens supports 8K resolution and can focus as close as 27" for capturing tight shots with stunning detail. It is available in ARRI LPL, ARRI PL, Canon EF, Sony E mount, and even in MFT, for use on a wide range of cameras and sensor formats. The LPL, PL, and Canon EF-mount lenses cover large formats, including RED’s MONSTRO VV sensor, while the E mount version has slightly less coverage than the LPL, PL, and EF mount lenses, though it will still cover the ARRI ALEXA LF sensor in 4.5K mode, as well as the Sony Venice in 6K. The MFT version of the 65mm T1.5 can easily cover Super35 and smaller sensors with room to spare.

Tokina 65mm T1.5 Cinema Vista Prime Lens
Tokina 65mm T1.5 Cinema Vista Prime Lens

As with the other lenses in the Cinema Vista lineup, the 65mm T1.5 has an internal focus design for a constant body length and minimal focus breathing, focus rings marked in feet on both sides of the lens, and common gear positions for fast lens swaps. These features make the 65mm T1.5 Cinema Vista fit right in with the other lenses in the set and a sharp choice to fill out your lens kit.

Please feel free to share your experience with the Cinema Vista lineup of lenses, and your thoughts on the new 65mm T1.5 lens, in the Comments below.