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Tokina Vista One 18mm T1.5

$125 per day

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The Tokina Vista One series of prime lenses feature high quality optical and mechanical design that focuses on the user experience and image control. A special single coated front element affords these lenses a unique, character-rich image in specific lighting conditions. Vista One primes exhibit an image circle that exceeds that of 35mm Full Frame, making them an excellent choice for large format cameras.

Vista One are a modification of the standard Vista series lenses from Tokina Cinema. The fragile wavefront design of the Vista series allow for a pleasing flare that is taken to more extreme limits in the single coated Vista One series. The flare is heavily diffused with a strong blue color inclusion at wider apertures and secondary and tertiary flares coming in a green color that is normal for the Vista series. The green color is easily rendered to a white color in post allowing for a strong blue flare to remain after post production. If higher kelvin light sources are used such as HMI then the flare turns white while still maintaining detail. The look of the flare is retained up to T5.6.

The Vista One retain resolution and detail even in the strongest flare making them more versatile and giving more freedom in creative choices.

The single coating allows for very little flare on-axis making the Vista One behave much like standard Vista series lenses when the onset lighting is generally diffused without light sources in frame. The off-axis flare allows for maximum creative control with some diffusion making this series a versatile choice.