Leave this field blank. My understanding is that these will more freely available for rental, and possibly? These were apparently designed by the same guy that designed the Metabones speed boosters glass. I was hesitant at first but now I’m a convert. Also, even though lots of lenses are marketed as 4k these days, almost all of them, especially the higher end ones, are capable of resolving images much, much larger than 4k. Digital cameras require additional optical elements including low-pass and IR filters that increase off-axis aberrations. I swear ts’ reply wasn’t there a minute ago, how odd!

These were apparently designed by the same guy that designed the Metabones speed boosters glass. Strictly speaking it shouldn’t be there, but I’ll allow the first apostrophe for clarity’s sake. If they’re intended for digital cameras I wonder if they have a similar flange distance as the Optimo DPs. So are these lenses just a down graded version of there other lenses? Then last week, we talked about Cooke lenses and why the “Cooke Look” is so desirable to filmmakers. So for now V just have to line up in queue like the others.

You can read more about these lenses in the Panavision press releaseand you can see their exact specs in this nifty pdf.

Patent pending modifications eliminate the coma, astigmatism, and other aberrations introduced by the additional glass between the lens and the sensor, while preserving the desirable imaging characteristics of the Elnses optics.

So are these Super35mm lenses or what?

Panavision Announces Primo V Lenses, Their First Glass Made Just for High-Resolution Digital Cinema

You don’t use an apostrophe to pluralise, fellow. Their previous source of income from from both camera and lens rentals, where they had a de facto Hollywood monopoly unless you wanted to shoot on Arricam, which were bigger in Europe. PV Generally doesn’t sell anything. But that doesn’t mean I have to like it. Pardon my ignorance, but i’m a little confused, high resolution digital cinema?

Pippy – You forgot something. Here’s what sets these lenses apart from the competition from Panavision’s press release: It isn’t light transmitted by the lens in total that’s changing, but the light transmitted to the surface area of the sensor.


To be honest, Panavision needs the money. Can someone please explain briefly how the Metabones speed boosters work, I don’t really understand how they can increase the amount of light transmitted, I’ve been to the site but still don’t really get how they work technically although I understand the concept. I embrace the fast-read nature of the internet and, as long as things remain clear, omit the comma where there would not be a pause in reading.

Panavision Primo 70 Series of Lens: 27, 35, 40, 50, 65, 80, , , , , mm:

The anamorphic format was mostly lehses game for many years, and they unwisely didn’t even embrace it with their own digital camera. In the past few weeks we’ve talked multiple times about high-end cinema lenses.

The pajavision lenses were meant to be shot with a film camera, which in theory, doesn’t Film have a higher resolution than digital cinema cameras in the market? If I’m reading this release correctly, these are slightly modified Primos for digital cameras only. Best New Lenses of I think a good lens still a good lens Amount of the light the lens delivers is still the same, but it is now all captured within that smaller frame, none of it is wasted well some of it is still outside the frame and u loose some extra light when adding optics but you still gain more than you loose … therefore it seems to increase priko amount of light.

Pprimo V lenses take advantage of specific design adaptations to work in harmony with digital cameras, maximizing image quality while delivering Primo quality and character.

Maybe one day i will have the chance to buy some angenieux prime like the one used by Stanly Kubrick I also buy a SPIRATONE fish eyes lens made in Japan in the late 70’s filmmaker buy them to using it with arri 2 C and at this time this lens cost Do you see any reason to choose lenses specifically designed for digital cameras over traditionally designed lenses?

Despite the fact that Panavision equipment isn’t as widely used throughout the industry as it once was, the company is still pushing the limits of filmmaking technology. The Primo V lenses are designed to bring the look and feel of Panavision Primos to digital cinematography, using the lens elements from existing Primo lenses, long an industry standard for top cinematographers.


The resulting image appears more balanced center-to-edge. Using an apostrophe to turn S5 and into their plural forms is a perfectly acceptable and formally correct use of an apostrophe, guy.

Photo lenses are designed to cover the area of a single frame of photographic film full-frame sensor sizethe speed booster changes this so the light converges onto a smaller area.

If they made changes to the glass to account for IR, etc.

If they’re intended for digital cameras I wonder if they have a similar flange apnavision as the Optimo DPs. I thought Panavision was working on a new set of 70mm lenses. These have the same optics as the original Primos, so in theory, they should resolve the same amount of detail, just without some of the aberrations that are caused by the optical elements in digital cameras. The full set of Primo V primes will include After looking it up, you are indeed correct.

Yeah, that was a bit mis-phrased.

Panavision Primo 70

I am a big sad though that Leica isn’t making their glass anymore. When you put a corrective lens between you change the area that light is delivered to.

The accessibility of these lenses are likely going to follow suit with other Panavision products no? I understand PV’s desire to keep themselves in the loop by being rental only, and that’s actually kept them in business all these years These were apparently designed by the same guy that designed the Metabones speed boosters glass.