Cine Lens

New Laowa 20mm T2.2 1.5X Nanomorph lens is the fastest, widest, and smallest in the series

Oct 6, 2023
Dunja Djudjic

After a wildly successful Indiegogo campaign for 65mm T2.4 and an 80mm T2.4 anamorphic lenses, Venus Optics has added a stretch goal and is announcing another lens in this series. Laowa 20mm T2.2 1.5X Nanomorph lens is coming, and just like the other two, it’s lightweight and tiny, perfect for packing light and all kinds of run & gun shooting situations.

Canon expands cine lens line to RF mount

Sep 17, 2023
Alex Baker

It’s official, there are no more Canon EF lenses being made. That’s why Canon has brought its RF mount to its cine CN-R series of…

Canon unveils its first full-frame RF-Mount cinema prime lenses

Sep 12, 2023
John Aldred

Now, here’s how you announce that you’re making cine primes. You don’t tease and drip-feed us every 6-12 months for a few years until the…

Are 3D printed cinema lens housings worth it?

Jul 24, 2023
John Aldred

I’ve seen quite a few of these 3D printed cinema lens housings over the last few years. We’ve featured some of them here on DIYP…

Laowa officially releases its Ranger compact cine zoom lens series

Jun 13, 2023
John Aldred

Laowa unveiled its Ranger 28-75mm T29 and 75-180mm T2.9 cine zoom lenses (buy here) at NAB 2023 in May. DIYP had the opportunity to check…

Zeiss confirms it’s not leaving the photography industry

Jun 8, 2023
John Aldred

After reports surfaced last week on the Fred Miranda forums stating that Zeiss was leaving the photography industry, Zeiss has put out a statement. The…

Zeiss has left the photography industry

Jun 6, 2023
John Aldred

According to reports stemming from a post on the Fred Miranda forums, Zeiss is leaving the world of photography. The post, by the user Petegh,…

Photo vs cine lenses – Which is really more cinematic?

Mar 13, 2023
John Aldred

As cameras have become more video-capable over the last decade and a bit, cine lenses have become more of a thing. Once confined to Hollywood…

ZY Optics completes its MFT cine lens lineup with the new Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm T1.0 MFT Cine

Oct 19, 2022
John Aldred

ZY Optics has announced the newest in their T1 lens in their cinema lens lineup. The Mitakon 50mm T1.0 MFT Cine joins the 17mm, 25mm…

Sigma complete their Classic cine lens line-up with the FF 65mm T2.5

Sep 22, 2022
Alex Baker

Most of us are familiar with the name Sigma. Their photographic and video line lenses have become synonymous with affordable yet high-quality optics. But you…