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MFG# SELP28135G
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This top-quality Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4.0 E-Mount G OSS powered zoom lens for 35mm full-frame format cameras has been created to satisfy professional moviemaking requirements, including the high resolution HD and 4K formats. Focus breathing and zoom image shift have been reduced to an absolute...
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MFG# W1B974
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Create a look from the past with the Sigma Cine FF Classic Art Prime 10-Lens Set (Feet) with markings in feet and a PL mount. The set includes 20, 24, 28, 35, 40, 50, 85, 105mm T2.5 FF Classic Art Prime lenses, as well as 14 and 135mm T3.2 FF Classic Art Prime lenses.

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MFG# 4573C002
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Add a professional broadcast ENG zoom lens to your EOS C300 Mark III or C500 Mark II cinema camera with the Canon CINE-SERVO 25-250mm T2.95 Cinema Zoom Lens. This durable lens is designed for use with EF-mount cameras featuring large-format, Super 35-sized sensors with 4K optical performance.

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MFG# 3804C002
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The Canon 135mm Sumire Prime T2.2 is a manual focus prime lens that covers full frame and Super 35 sensor formats providing center-to-edge resolution that supports 4K production. It features a PL mount and has focus scales marked in feet. The Sumire lens series is designed with the goal of creating

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MFG# 3359C002
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The Canon 24mm Sumire Prime T1.5 is a manual focus prime lens that covers full frame and Super 35 sensor formats providing center-to-edge resolution that supports 4K production. It features a PL mount and has focus scales marked in feet. The Sumire lens series is designed with the goal of creating

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MFG# 3802C002
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The Canon 20mm Sumire Prime T1.5 is a manual focus prime lens that covers full frame and Super 35 sensor formats providing center-to-edge resolution that supports 4K production. It features a PL mount and has focus scales marked in feet. The Sumire lens series is designed with the goal of creating

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MFG# 3801C002
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The Canon 14mm Sumire Prime T3.1 is an ultra wide-angle, manual focus prime lens that covers full frame and Super 35 sensor formats providing center-to-edge resolution that supports 4K production. It features a PL mount and has focus scales marked in feet. The Sumire lens series is designed with the

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MFG# NICATHKITE
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Introducing the NiSi ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lens Kit with 5 Lenses 14mm T2.4, 25mm T1.9, 35mm T1.9, 50mm T1.9, 85mm T1.9 (E Mount). This lens kit is designed with a full-frame and 46mm imaging circle, covering focal lengths from 14mm ultra-wide angle to 85mm portrait focal length, making

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Introducing the NiSi ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lens Kit with 5 Lenses 14mm T2.4, 25mm T1.9, 35mm T1.9, 50mm T1.9, 85mm T1.9 (RF Mount). This lens kit is designed with a full-frame and 46mm imaging circle, covering focal lengths from 14mm ultra-wide angle to 85mm portrait focal length, making

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MFG# 2568C002
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The Canon CN-E 70-200mm T4.4 Compact-Servo Cine Zoom Lens (EF Mount) combines high level 4K optical performance with a compact size of only 7.2 in. in length and a weight of only 2.76 lbs. provides outstanding mobility.

Acknowledging the need to control zoom, focus and iris, Canon has developed...
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MFG# 1714C002
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The CN-E 18-80mm T4.4 COMPACT-SERVO Cinema Zoom Lens (EF Mount) combines the benefits of compact size and light weight (only 2.7 lbs.) for outstanding mobility. Designed to shoot video, this lens can be ideal for the cinematographer moving up from our EF lenses, combining the functionality...
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MFG# 16580155
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The Fujifilm MKX50-135mm T2.9 Lens (Fuji X-Mount) delivers high optical performance and comfortable operability for professional video shooting. Along with MKX18-55mmT2.9, MKX50-135mmT2.9 is the first full manual cinema lens to be compatible with the X Series interchangeable camera. In the 35mm
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MFG# 3174C002
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The Canon CN-E 20mm T1.5 L F Cinema Prime Lens (EF Mount) offers a compact, consistent lens design and proven Canon lens elements for performance and reliability in professional shooting environments.

Intended for the working professional, the EF Cinema prime CN-E20mm T1.5 L F lens has markings

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MFG# 6569B001
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The Canon CN-E 24mm T1.5 L F Cine Lens is a 24mm wide-angle fixed focal length lens designed for cine-applications. It comes in Canon's EF mount and is for use with Canon's EOS C300 and with full-frame EOS DSLRs.

The lens is based on Canon's EF 24mm f/1.4L II and is optimized for cine-use with...
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MFG# 16580131
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The Fujifilm MKX18-55mm T2.9 Lens (Fuji X-Mount) delivers high optical performance and comfortable operability for professional video shooting. Along with MKX50-135mmT2.9, MKX18-55mmT2.9 is the first full manual cinema lens to be compatible with the X Series interchangeable camera. In the 35mm...
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MFG# 9139B001
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The Canon CN-E35mm T1.5 L F Cinema Prime Lens (EF-Mount) offers a compact, consistent lens design and proven Canon lens elements for performance and reliability in professional shooting environments.

Intended for the working professional, the EF Cinema prime CN-E35mm T1.5 L F lens has markings...
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MFG# 8326B001
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The Canon CN-E 135mm T2.2 L F Cinema Prime Lens (EF Mount) offers a compact, consistent lens design and proven Canon lens elements for performance and reliability in professional shooting environments.

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MFG# 6571B001
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The Canon CN-E 85mm T1.3 L F Cine Lens is an 85mm fixed focal length lens designed for cine-applications and capable of telephoto "looks". It comes in Canon's EF mount and is for use with Canon's EOS C300 and with full-frame EOS DSLRs.

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MFG# 6570B001
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The Canon CN-E 50mm T1.3 L F Cine Lens is a 50mm fixed focal length lens designed for cine-applications. It comes in Canon's EF mount and is for use with Canon's EOS C300 and with full-frame EOS DSLRs.

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MFG# SELP18110G
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The Sony E PZ 18-110mm f/4 G OSS Lens is a Super 35 mm/APS-C format powered zoom lens featuring superb image quality as well as operability and quietness that can enhance efficiency and workflow in serious movie production environments. From 18 mm wide-angle to 110 mm telephoto (6.1x), this lens...
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MFG# XN14NEX
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The Rokinon Xeen 14mm T3.1 Lens for Sony E Mount is built specifically for use as a cinema lens. It features an internal focus design so that the lens does not change size while focusing, minimizing the appearance of breathing when changing focus. Each lens in the set is multi-coated for good...
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MFG# XN135C
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The Rokinon Xeen 135mm T2.2 Lens with Canon EF Mount is the 6th of the XEEN Professional Cine Lens series. Like all of its siblings, the 135mm is built specifically for use as a cinema lens with the benefit of an image circle that covers a full-frame sensor. With an all metal design that's lighter...
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MFG# SEL35F14Z
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The 35mm focal length makes the Distagon T FE 35mm F1.4 ZA an excellent choice for a wide range of photography, from snapshots and landscapes to indoor portraits and night scenes-producing beautiful bokeh through its bright 9-blade F1.4 aperture. The advanced optical design-including a spherical and &...
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MFG# MEK7X
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Compared to a traditional 50mm APS-C lens, the 
Sirui 50mm f/1.8 Anamorphic 1.33x Lens for Fuji X enlarges your horizontal field of view to up to 33% to achieve a FOV equivalent of an APS-C 37.5mm lens. Affordable and durable, The F1.8 camera lens with aluminum enclosure is robust yet lightweight...
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MFG# DS24MNEX
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The Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens for Sony E-Mount answers the challenge of assembling a set of lenses utilizing a multi-layer coating process for consistent color rendition. It features industry standard geared focus and iris rings that share common position with other Rokinon Cine DS lenses....
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MFG# SEL28F20
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An excellent choice as a second lens, this full-frame 28mm wide-angle prime features a bright F2 maximum aperture and outstanding overall optical performance. Advanced optics and coatings with a 9-blade circular aperture deliver beautiful images. Internal focusing on a fast and quite linear...
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The Rokinon 12mm T3.1 ED AS IF NCS UMC Cine DS Fisheye Lens for Nikon F Mount is optimized for digital cinematography and as such provides a de-clicked manual aperture for smooth and silent adjustment and unified focus and aperture gears for use with follow focus accessories. The focus, aperture...
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The Rokinon 35mm T1.5 VDSLR AS UMC II Lens was developed primarily for film and video applications. The cine version of Rokinon's 35mm lens features industry-standard gearing for the focus and aperture ring, and the aperture ring has been de-clicked for smooth iris pulls. The aperture and focus

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MFG# DS135M-N
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The Rokinon 135mm T2.2 Cine DS Lens for Nikon F Mount answers the challenge of assembling a set of lenses utilizing a multi-layer coating process for consistent color rendition. The lens comes in Nikon F Mount, and it features industry standard geared focus and iris rings that share common position...
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MFG# DS24MN
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The Rokinon 24mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens for Nikon F Mount answers the challenge of assembling a set of lenses utilizing a multi-layer coating process for consistent color rendition. It features industry standard geared focus and iris rings that share common position with other Rokinon Cine DS lenses....
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MFG# RK8MVN
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Thanks to its smooth, de-clicked aperture and ideal focal length, the 8mm T/3.8 Fisheye Cine Lens for Nikon from Rokinon is a great lens for shooting video with your DSLR camera. It is designed to shoot with APS-C image sensors, for which it provides full frame coverage, creating an expanded p...
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MFG# DS85MN
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The Rokinon 85mm T1.5 Cine DS Lens for Nikon F Mount answers the challenge of assembling a set of lenses utilizing a multi-layer coating process for consistent color rendition. It features industry standard geared focus and iris rings that share common position with other Rokinon Cine DS lenses....
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MFG# DS14MN
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The Rokinon 14mm T3.1 Cine DS Lens for Nikon F Mount answers the challenge of assembling a set of lenses utilizing a multi-layer coating process for consistent color rendition. The lens comes in Nikon F Mount, and it features industry standard geared focus and iris rings that share common position...
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The Rokinon 85mm t/1.5 Aspherical Lens for Sony Alpha with De-Clicked Aperture and Follow Focus Fixed Lens has the same outstanding quality as our 85mm F1.4 Aspherical Lens. It features a "De-clicked" Aperture to reduce any noise and jerking sound while shooting. This lens is follow-focus compatible...
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Cinematography lenses are specifically designed for use in professional filmmaking and cinema applications. Most cine lenses have manual settings and offer much smoother and more precise focus than photography lenses.

Cinema lenses are designed to minimize optical imperfections such as chromatic aberration, barrel distortion, and vignetting. This results in high-quality, sharp imagery. Another key feature of cinema lenses is their use of T-stops rather than F-stops. T-stops provide an accurate measure of the actual amount of light transmitted through the lens. This precise control over light transmission contributes to the distinctive cinematic feel and appearance of the footage, often enhancing the depth of field.

Many cinema lenses are outfitted with a powerful internal zoom capability. This remarkable feature lets filmmakers seamlessly zoom in and out without extending the length of the lens, as the entire adjustment takes place internally. Additionally, many cinema lenses are engineered with an incredibly wide focus throw. This is achieved through meticulously designed focus rings, which offer a rotation far surpassing the standard 270 degrees. This unique feature provides filmmakers with an exceptional level of control over focus, maintaining the highest degree of clarity and sharpness, even when capturing subjects in motion. It's these subtleties in cinema lens design that contribute to the amazing visuals we see on the big screen.

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What Is the Difference Between Cinema Lenses and Photo Lenses?

Cinema lenses and photo lenses differ primarily in terms of construction, functionality, and purpose. Cinema lenses are built for the demands of film production, featuring more robust construction, precise manual control over focus and aperture, and minimal focus breathing. They also use T-stops for consistent light transmission measurement, while photo lenses use F-stops. Photo lenses are generally lighter, smaller, and designed with an emphasis on autofocus and electronic control, which are more desirable in still photography.

What Is the Benefit of Cine Lenses?

Cinematography lenses offer many advantages to professional filmmakers. The superior build quality of cine lenses ensures they can withstand demanding professional environments. They also provide precise and smooth control over focus and aperture, essential for achieving specific cinematic effects and fluid scene transitions. Additionally, cine lenses minimize focus breathing and maintain consistent exposure through the use of T-stops, enhancing the visual continuity of film sequences.

Can Cinema Lenses Produce Bokeh?

Yes, cinema lenses are capable of producing bokeh, which is the visual quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image. The bokeh effect can be enhanced with wider apertures, and cinema lenses generally offer a wide range of aperture settings. The specific characteristics of the bokeh depend on the design of the cinema lens, including the number and shape of the aperture blades.

What Are Cinema Prime Lenses?

Cinematography lenses come in two flavors: prime lenses and zoom lenses. Prime cinema lenses have a fixed focal length without the ability to zoom in and out, while cinema zoom lenses allow you to adjust the focal length. Prime cinema lenses tend to be more lightweight and are great for shooting in small spaces.

Do Cinema Lenses Have Autofocus?

No. Cinematography lenses typically use manual focus, which gives filmmakers more control over the footage they capture. Manual focus allows the cinematographer to use creative shots to get the desired artistic effects using the cine lens. Smooth focus pulls are more easily achieved using cinema camera lenses with manual focus.

Can You Take Pictures With a Cinema Lens?

Yes! Even though cinematography lenses are designed to be used for video production, they are able to capture still images. They won't have all the features that are found in photography lenses, however, like autofocus capabilities.

Are Cinema Lenses Concave or Convex?

Cinema lenses, like other types of camera lenses, are complex optical systems that include multiple lens elements within the overall lens structure. These elements can be either concave (diverging), convex (converging), or even aspheric, and they work together to focus light onto the camera sensor. The exact combination and arrangement of these elements depend on the design of the lens and desired optical characteristics. For example, prime lenses, zoom lenses, wide-angle lenses, and telephoto lenses all have different cinema lens element configurations.

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