Leica to debut two cine lenses at NAB 2016

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CW Sonderoptic, a sister company to Leica Camera, will introduce two new lenses in the Leica Summicron-C cine lens family at 2016 NAB Show. The 40mm T2.0 and …


CW Sonderoptic, a sister company to Leica Camera, will introduce two new lenses in the Leica Summicron-C cine lens family at 2016 NAB Show. The 40mm T2.0 and 15mm T2.0 lenses bring the growing Leica Summicron-C family of primes to 11 focal lengths, all T2.0. The company claims that these lenses lend a natural treatment of skin tones without sacrificing clarity and resolution while maintaining the compact, lightweight and reliable build quality of the other focal lengths. While all lenses have matched focus and iris ring locations and 95mm front diameter, the 15mm lens is slightly longer like the 135mm.

“With the popularity of the Leica Summicron-C lenses in the high-end feature film, television and commercial markets, we received many requests to add more focal lengths, especially the classic 40 mm and a very wide lens,” said Gerhard Baier, MD of CW Sonderoptic. “The decision to go with a 15mm is a nod toward one of Leica’s popular still photography lenses, the 15mm R lens.”

The Leica Summicron-C 40mm lens is expected to deliver in June 2016 with the Summicron-C 15mm to follow in October 2016. All Leica Cine lenses are currently available from CW’s worldwide network of resellers.

Recent productions that chose Leica Summicron-C lenses include ‘Snowden’ from Oliver Stone, Sundance’s ‘Equity’, HBO’s ‘Togetherness’ and ‘The Young Pope’, as well as ‘Mr. Robot’ on USA and ‘Criminal Minds’ on CBS.

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