Which prime lenses are you planning to purchase this year?
Written by Tonaci Tran    Monday, 04 May 2009 00:19   
uniQoptics Prime Pl Signature Series Lenses

New information regarding the uniQoptics Prime Pl Signature Series Lenses on their website:
Among the first ever true digital cinema lenses, the Signature Series Prime set covers up to a 32mm image circle, covering up to 4K and 5K sensors. Its high definition glass and digital design resolve down to a 5 micron pixel. Assembled and marked individually in the USA to ensure perfection with each lens.
  • 35mm FULL (Super 35)
  • Digital Optics
  • Consistent T1.9-T22
  • Made in USA
  • Smooth Gears
  • Color Matched
  • Rugged Construction
  • 340° + Focus Rotation
  • Precision Back Focus
  • Low Distortion
  • Easy to Read Scales
  • No Fall Off
  • Virtually No Breathing
  • Suitable for Low Light/High Speed Applications
  • Uniform Focus and Iris Gear Diamerters
  • Common 105x0.75 pitch Front Filter Thread
 Focal Lengths
 T-Stop Range
 M.O.D. Field of View Diagonal Front of Lens to Mount
Max Front Diameter
 18mm T1.9-T22TBA
 25mm T1.9-T22 21 55.8°x31.1° 156.8mm 5.75lbs 110
 35mm T1.9-T22 21 41.4°x22.5° 156.8mm 5.75lbs 110
 50mm T1.9-T22 21 28.3°x15.7° 122.4 4lbs 110
 85mm T1.9-T22 21 17.3°x9.2° 122.4 4lbs 110
 100mm T1.9-T22 23 15.1°x8.0° 122.4 4lbs 110

Written by Tonaci Tran    Wednesday, 22 April 2009 07:33   
Red Pro Prime lens price revealed and open for orders!


Info from Jim Jannard:
RED Pro Primes (RPPs)
5 lens set- $19K (25mm T1.8, 35mm T1.8, 50mm T1.8, 85mm T1.8, 100mm T1.8)
6 lens set (adds 300mm)- $23K.
Anyone who buys a "set" gets all future RPPs at the "set price" for that lens. Not all future lenses will be the same price.
Individual lens prices are as follows:
25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm and 100mm- $4250
300mm- $6K
18mm T1.8 (in rapid development)- $3800 (set price) and $4250 individual price
Other lenses are under development are a 14mm, a 21mm, and a 65mm.
Limited quantities, will ship when available.

  • Uses standard PL mount included with RED ONE
  • Imperial or Metric lens measurement version

Technical Specifications
Fulfillment for the RED PRO PRIME SETS will be as follows:

1. Those who had existing reservations for the RED prime set when it was previously available for purchase on
2. All RED PRO PRIME SET orders placed from April 22 through April 28, 2009 by existing RED ONE owners (ie, have taken delivery of their cameras). These will be fulfilled in order of camera delivery date.
3. All RED PRO PRIME SET orders placed from April 22 through 28, 2009 by non-RED ONE owners (ie, have not taken delivery of their cameras or do not have camera orders). These will be fulfilled in order of date/time reservation is placed.
4. All RED PRO PRIME SET orders placed on April 29 or later will be fulfilled in order of date/time reservation is placed – regardless of camera delivery status, etc.

Written by Tonaci Tran    Wednesday, 22 April 2009 06:55   
Uniqoptics Cinema Prime Lens Set at NAB
Uniqoptics prime lens set including 18mm, 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm and 100mm. Photo by Duclos Lenses at NAB. See the rest of their NAB coverage gallery HERE.

NAB pricing info:
25mm - $5500
35mm - $5500
50mm - $5000
85mm - $5000
100mm - $5000
Total $26000
set discount - $2000
set of five $24000
Written by Tonaci Tran    Tuesday, 21 April 2009 09:18   
Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 With Pl Mount, Focus and Iris Gears by Duclos shown at NAB

Check out the Duclos converted Tokina Super Wide Angle 11-16mm F2.8 with Pl Mount, Focus and Iris Gears.
Proper focus rotation
80mm front dia.
Stainless steel PL mount
32-pitch zoom, focus, and iris gear
approximately 1.5 lbs
Still under $3,000

Written by Tonaci Tran    Tuesday, 21 April 2009 06:22   
Focus Optics shows off 14mm-24mm T 2.8 Zoom Lens at NAB 2009

Special thanks to Tekcin for providing NAB coverage for
Here is Focus Optic's new short wide FF35 14mm-24mm T 2.8 Zoom lens mounted on a RED.


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