DongZheng Optics, more commonly known as DZOFilm, is shaking up the cinema lens industry with their new line of motion picture zooms and primes. Their high-volume, low cost approach makes for a well rounded product that offers reasonable image quality and build quality at a very affordable price.
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The new Vespid primes from DZO Film derive their name from the agile wasp. Their light weight is impressive considering the Full Frame coverage they provide for a wide range of Vista Vision and Large Format sensors. Fully manual operation with integrated 32-pitch gears and 270° of focus rotation will make the DZO Vespid primes at home on any motion picture set. The lenses feature an interchangeable mount system that allows for swapping between EF and PL (sold separately). Optically, the lenses are designed with a 16-bladed aperture for smooth, clean bokeh as well as minimal focus breathing. Available individually or as a set from Duclos Lenses.
The DZO Pictor zoom lens pair (20-55mm and 50-125mm) feature a relatively fast maximum aperture of T2.8, parfocal zoom design, and an internal floating group that virtually eliminates focus breathing. They cover a Super35 image circle, come standard with a PL mount, and includes an interchangeable Canon EF mount. Their 16-blade iris creates round bokeh highlights, which have a more natural appearance and contribute to the lens's cinematic character.The lens features cine-style gears on the focus, iris, and zoom rings, making it compatible with cine-style lens accessories such as follow focus units, lens motors, and lens control systems.