“All zooms lenses are a compromise – the Panasonic Leica 12-60mm f/2.8-f4 zoom even compromises on the compromises.
Does it fill a niche in the Micro Four Thirds lens system or is it a compromise too far?…”
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- Panasonic Leica DG Vario-Elmarit 12-60mm f/2.8-4 ASPH. POWER O.I.S. Lens – B&H
Filmmaking accessories maker Zacuto seems to have a direct line into camera and lens makers and is often first kid on the block to have a hands-on look at innovative new pieces of movie production gear. Not unreasonable given that Zacuto needs to know the parameters of new cinema equipment so it can fine-tune its own product range.
In its first video about the first MK zoom to be released, Fujifilm‘s E-Mount Fujinon MK 15-55mm T2.9, Zacuto’s Steve and Jens discuss the lens with Fujifilm US Director of Sales, Optical Devices Division, and state that it really is a true cinema lens – fast, beautiful, geared and with minimal focus breathing.
Better yet is that the Fujinon MK 15-55mm T2.9 is priced under US$4,000, remarkably affordable for a lens of its type and quality.
Zacuto – FIRST LOOK Fujinon MK 18-55 Lens: 4K under $4k
Zacuto – How to Set Backfocus – featuring the Fujinon MK 18-55 lens
Header image concept and design by Carmel D. Morris.
One of the hardest things when converting over to a new camera system is choosing the right lenses and the right set of lenses for a specific set of tasks and to suit personal preferences.
That task is made especially difficult given one cannot simply walk into a store, pick several possibilities off the shelf, fire a series of photographs off under realistic circumstances and make some well-qualified judgements.
So, here is a page-in-progress about Fujifilm’s Fujinon lenses based on personal experience of owning them or at least having used them in the field.
Many thanks to Fujifilm Australia for the loaners, and I hope to keep adding to the list of lenses that I cover in this reference page.
Please keep coming back as I fill in the gaps.