The Best Wide-Angle Zoom Lens for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6k Pro

If you are looking for the best wide-angle zoom lens for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro that won’t break the bank. Then you should definitely have a look at the Tokina 11-20mm F2.8 ATX-i APS-C lens.

One of the challenges of working with an APS-C sensor or a Super 35 sensor if you are coming from a full frame camera is the crop factor.

If you want the look of a 20mm or 24mm lens for your video, with a super 35 sensor you will need a wider angle lens. That is where the Tokina 11-20mm F2.8 ATX-i with the Canon EF mount comes in.

It pairs perfectly with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro and at 11mm, roughly 17.6 mm in full frame terms, there is very little vignetting at f2.8.

Another great thing about the lens is that the zoom range and focus range are internal which comes in handy if you are using a gimbal. Check out the video above if you would like to see how this lens performs in 4k HDR.

Although a lot of BMPCC 6K Pro users rave about the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 and it is a great lens. You sometimes need a wider point of view and that is why the Tokina 11-20mm f2.8 atx-i in my opinion, may just be the best wide-angle lens for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro.

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It needs to be said, and actually STRESSED, that this lens One-Touch AF is ultra unreliable on the 6K. It is a great lens for sure, but you will be better of using manual focusing than relying on the AF with the 6K and I believe the 6K Pro.

Also, if you mainly use Sigma lenses like I do (18-35, 50-100), this Tokina, while very good, is not as sharp and you will have to deal one way or another with this when editing different clips shot with these two lenses.