Ryan Avery of movie industry supplier Veydra announced the addition of an 85mm T/2.2 MFT (aka M43) purpose-built cinema prime lens to its formerly 5-strong mini ciné lens line-up this week. He also revealed that a 10mm wide-angle is in development and will appear late 2015.
I was excited when the Veydra Kickstarter campaign appeared in my email in-box in November last year and even more so when I saw movie industry luminaries like Vince LaForet and Matthew Duclos were involved. I covered the Veydra funding campaign and first pre-production lens release here and here so there is no need to repeat what I learned during writing those stories.
While corresponding with Mr Avery I asked the obvious question, would other lenses be joining the initial 5-strong Veydra lens range, particularly a 10mm wide-angle? While the 12mm focal length gets a fair amount of use on my GH4 while shooting movie and stills footage, I often find myself needing something just a little bit wider again.
Back then an 85mm lens or longer was not on my wish list but having made good use of 85mm to 210mm focal lengths via an adapted Canon zoom lens recently I can now see the advantages. Add 10mm and 85mm prime lenses to the current set – 12mm, 16mm, 25mm, 35mm and 50mm – and you have a formidable and unrivalled set of dedicated, matched, same-size cinema prime lenses. I would be happy and confident shooting a feature with those.
I am also pleased to note that Mr. Avery has not been slacking off with other, related products either. His announcement of February 17 includes the D|Focus V4 and D|Rails focus-pulling and support equipment. A trip through the Veydra website reveals he has been adding Formatt Hitech filters, cages, cases and other items to his retail roster.
Looks like Veydra’s initial product offerings are now growing into a fully-rounded, integrated system for the independent moviemaker. Thank you, Ryan Avery! [bctt tweet=”Veydra adds 85mm T/2.2 ciné prime lens to its exciting Micro Four Thirds line-up, 10mm lens coming.”]
New Veydra 85mm T2.2 Mini Prime!
We are pleased to announce the all new Veydra 85mm T2.2 Mini Prime! We've been working hard on making some new lens calculations and we are happy to announce that we will be shipping a new 85mm focal length at the end of this year. The 85mm T2.2 M4/3 Mini Prime will have the same features as the other lenses identical length, focus/iris gears in the same position, plated brass mount, 80mm front diameter, and 77mm filter thread. The 85mm is available for pre-order on Veydra.com and we will be sending a special offer for priority delivery to Kickstarter Backers.
We will also announce later this Spring a wider focal length than our current 12mm for those of you that desire something even wider. We finalize the design on this lens and announce it in the coming months. We hope to deliver everything we announce in the coming months before the end of the year.
What is Veydra?
Veydra is a premium cinema lens made specifically for filmmakers using Micro 4/3 cameras.
Veydra Mini Prime lenses all feature
- Resolution that exceeds 4K
- Cinema 0.8 module focus and iris gears
- Consistent front 80mm outside diameter & 77mm filter threading
- Similar length for quick lens changes
- Constant T2.2 aperture for easy lighting set ups
- Plated brass mounts for durability.
Veydra offers an unparalleled cinema quality prime lens line at a competitive price. You can own a complete set of Veydra Mini Primes for the price of one full frame high quality cinema lens.
Veydra Mini Primes Micro 4/3 for GH4 and BMPCC
Veydra is a premium cinema lens brand born from over 40 years of combined cinema industry design and marketing experience. Veydra lenses are offered by Zhang Optics Inc who has designed and/or manufactured designs for several major cinema related products companies on the market today.
Purpose built for cinema acquisition applications, all Veydra lenses feature constant volume focus, 0.8 cinema pitch gears on the iris/focus rings, constant T-Stop, and common front diameter for quick lens changes in a production environment.
All Veydra lenses exceed 4K resolution and are constructed of the finest aircraft grade aluminum and optical glass elements with multi-coating for color consistency.
Veydra lenses are designed with quality and value in mind. All Veydra products are priced at the absolute minimum retail price to help you achieve your creative vision.
See our website at veydra.com or our Kickstarter at kickstarter.com/projects/665053329/veydra-m4-3-cinema-lenses-for-gh4-and-bmpcc
(cover photo credit: snap from Kickstarter)