UK-based dealer Cine Gear Pro is now taking pre-orders for the DZOFilm LingLung budget cinema zoom lenses 10-24mm T2.9 and the 20-70mm T2.9.
Designed for the latest generation compact MFT mount cinema cameras such as the BMPCC 4K and the Z CAM E2C as well as hybrid cameras like the GH5/GH5s, these two lenses are really pushing the boundaries when it comes to what’s considered affordable these days.
Priced at less around the £1,400 + VAT each, (about $1,700 US) it baffles me how cheap these are for what appear to be a “proper” cinema housing, pitch geared rings, ample focus travel distance, and overall form-factor. They also claim “near zero breathing”, which is more than impressive, but this is something that requires to be tested.
I’ve shot with the 18-35mm T2 and the 50-100mm T2 cine zooms from Sigma, which are considered budget cine lenses, and both breathe quite a lot. The Sigma’s offer smashing image quality though and are sharp even wide open.
But this is not to compare the two, just using the Sigma’s as a reference. There are other companies from Asia focusing on budget cine lenses, and I am sure I’ve seen the DZOFilm lenses under a different brand, but I can’t quite make out which one.
Regardless, I think there would be a lot of BMPCC and GH5 folks interested in picking up those lenses. At T2.9 they don’t appear to be terribly slow, and even offer back focus adjustment. The lenses have a 270 degrees focus throw, which should be plenty for a focus puller or a self shooter with a compact follow focus unit pulling focus on their own with something like a Tilta Nucleus Nano or similar.
DZOFilm LingLung 10-24mm/20-70mm T2.9 Features
- Native Micro Four Thirds mount
- T2.9 max aperture, 12 blade iris
- Lightweight – only 1.1kgs
- 77mm lens filter thread (20-70mm)
- 270 degrees focus rotation
- Back focus adjustment
- Compatible with:
- BMPCC 4K
- Z CAM E2C
- Panasonic GH5/GH5S
- Other MFT cameras
- Pre-order pricing (UK)
Find out more about these lenses at Cine Gear Pro UK where you can also pre-order them.
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