DzoFilm Vespid 12mm T2.8 Prime cine lens announced

The DzoFilm Vespid 12mm T2.8 VV prime cine lens has been designed to cater to cine cameras sporting PL or EF mounts, and it’s capable of covering the image circle up to Vista Vision – 46.5 mm. This lens, weighing in at 725 grams, offers a wide viewing angle.

DZOFilm VESPID 12mm T2.8

Measuring 72 mm in length, the new lens features a 77 mm thread for attaching front filters. The minimum focusing distance for the DzoFilm Vespid 12mm T2.8 VV lens is an impressive 0.2 meters.

In June, DzOFilm unveiled the DzoFilm Vespid 12mm T2.8 VV ultra-wide-angle cine lens at the Cine Gear Expo in Los Angeles. Now, they’ve officially announced a lens that complements the DzoFilm Vespid line.

This new cine lens boasts an optical design comprising 15 elements organized into 10 groups, including two aspherical lenses. With a minimum focusing distance of 20 cm (measured from the sensor plane), this lens offers flexibility. The diaphragm, featuring 10 blades, can be adjusted within the range of T2.8 to T22.

The aperture ring provides a comfortable 75° focus throw, while the focus ring aligns with the rest of the Vespid line, offering a 270° rotation (except the 90mm macro lens, which has a 300° focus throw).

These DzoFilm Vespid cinema lenses share consistent parameters in terms of resolution, focusing, and appearance. The placement of the focus and aperture rings remains uniform, ensuring ease of lens swapping.

Price and release date

As of today, the DzoFilm Vespid 12mm T2.8 prime cine lens is available for pre-order through the Bhphotovideo.com online store, with a retail price of $1,799.

Additionally, DzoFilm offers two versions of the Vespid prime cine lens kit, each containing 10 lenses. These kits are priced at $13,199. One set includes a 12mm macro lens, while the other offers a 90mm macro lens.

DzoFilm Vespid 12mm T2.8 specifications

  • Focal Length: 12 mm
  • Mount: PL / EF
  • Aperture: T2.8-T22
  • Image Circle: 46.5 mm (VV/FF)
  • Optical Design: 15 elements in 10 groups
  • Flange Distance: 52mm (PL) / 4400 (FF)
  • Close Focus: 0.2m / 8-inch (from sensor plane)
  • Iris Control: Manual (75)
  • Focus Control: Manual (270)
  • Front Diameter: 80mm
  • Length: 72mm
  • Iris Blade: 10
  • Filter size: M77
  • Gear Pitch: 0.8 Mod
  • Weight: 725 grams

DZOFilm has also recently unveiled two cinema zoom lenses: the DZOFilm Tango 18-90mm T2.9 and 65-280mm T2.9-4. These lenses are explicitly designed for cameras equipped with Super35 format sensors. They impress with exceptional aperture performance, a broad focal length range, and compatibility with an additional servo drive, enhancing their versatility.

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