Tokina Cinema Announces New Vista-P Prime T1.5 Series

Tokina Cinema Announces New Vista-P Prime T1.5 Series

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.

Tokina Cinema Vista-P 18mm T1.5 Prime Lens
Tokina Cinema Vista-P 18mm T1.5 Prime Lens

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:

  • Gear position

  • Focus throw of 300°

  • 114mm front diameter

  • 112mm front filter thread

  • 9-blade iris

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.

Tokina Cinema Vista-P 25mm T1.5 Prime Lens

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.