DZOFILM has announced the release of a new optical adapter – Marlin 1.6x Expander. It allows compatibility between Pictor Zoom S35 lenses and large-format sensors. The expander is available in 5 different mounting options: PL to E-mount, RF, L, PL, and LPL.
The Marlin 1.6x expander is optimized for the Pictor zoom lens range and supports other PL-mount Super 35 lenses, extending their reach to full-frame or Vista Vision sensors.
According to the manufacturer, the Marlin 1.6x does not require shimming and provides high image quality without affecting its original quality. However, it should be borne in mind that there will still be exposure losses – by about 1.5 steps.
The Marlin 1.6x adapter has a strong, compact, and lightweight design, while the detachable base can provide additional support for heavier lenses. The adapter mount is made of stainless steel, which gives the accessory an additional guarantee of reliability.
Adapters for different mounts turned out to be quite weighty. So, the heaviest of the five Marlin 1.6x expanders presented by DZOFILM weighs a little more than 0.7 kg, while it has a length of no more than 109 mm.
Price and availability
DZOFilm Marlin 1.6x specifications
- Camera Mount: Sony E, Leica L, ARRI PL, Canon RF
- Lens Mount: ARRI PL Mount
- Magnification: 1.6x
- Electronic Communication: No
- Neutral Density Filter: 0.45 (1.5 Stops)
- Material: Aluminum, Stainless Steel
- Weight: 1.5 lb / 676.6 g (Sony E); 1.4 lb / 636.8 g (Leica L), 1.0 lb / 450.9 g (ARRI PL); 1.4 lb / 637.8 g (Canon RF)
Earlier this year, DZOfilm introduced two Catta FF Zoom 35-80mm and 70-135mm T2.9 full-frame cine zoom lenses for Sony E-Mount with T2.9 aperture. These versatile compact Sony E mount lenses feature a reduced weight of about 1.5 kg, which makes them convenient to use on hangers. The lenses are suitable for shooting scenes from cars and creating live shows and documentaries.