The Dulens 85mm f/2 lens is now available to pre-order in the USA for $539

Apr 17, 2020

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

The Dulens 85mm f/2 lens is now available to pre-order in the USA for $539

Apr 17, 2020

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Shortly after IBC last year, an unknown China-based lens company called Dulens appeared, announcing a new 85mm f/2.0 lens. It’s a full-frame lens for DSLRs and they say it was designed by the same optical engineers behind the Kinefinity Mavo Prime range of cinema lenses.

News Shooter got their hands on one to have a play with a couple of months, and it’s been listed as available in China since then. Now the Dulens APO 85mm f/2.0 lens is available to pre-order for US customers priced at only $539 (this is a pre-order price, it’ll go up to $599 after it starts shipping) and it comes in both Canon EF and Nikon F mounts.

Focal length85mm
FormatFull-frame
MountNikon F & Canon EF
Focus typeManual focus
Max aperturef/2.0
Min aperturef/16
Min focus distance~90cm
Optics7 elements in 6 groups
Aperture blades9
Filter diameter55mm
Weight~350g

The Dulens APO 85mm f/2.0 is said to be inspired by the Zeiss Sonar series of lenses and while it is designed for photography, News Shooter reports that it has a rather long focus throw. This means that it could be ideal for video work, too. In News Shooter’s review of the lens, the footage does indeed appear to be quite clean, shooting with the Kinefinity MAVO LF in full-frame 6K format. They also say that Dulens is planning to release specific cine lenses in the future, too.

Dulens sent along some sample images shot with their APO 85mm f/2.8 Apochromatic lens on various cameras including the Panasonic S1 and Sony A7R III via the use of adapters.

The Dulens APO 85mm f/2.0 Apochromatic lens is available to pre-order now for $539.10 in Canon EF and Nikon F mount flavours. Delivery is expected to begin around mid-May. Once it goes on general sale, the price will be $599.

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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One response to “The Dulens 85mm f/2 lens is now available to pre-order in the USA for $539”

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    Wasnt Bokkehlux the optical engineer behind the Kinefinity Mavo Prime, later sold as NiSi and Nitecore?