Leitz VistaVision Zooms

Leitz will be showing their new VistaVision zooms at this year’s NAB. We first saw very early prototypes of the lenses behind glass at IBC last year.

Leitz VistVision Zooms
Under glass at last years IBC Show

Best known for their SUMMILUX-C, SUMMICRON-C, M 0.8, and THALIA prime lenses, the company is now expanding with its first set of the premium LEITZ ZOOMs. The 25-75mm T2.8 and 55-125mm T2.8 zooms cover a VistaVision image circle of 46.5 mm.

Leitz VistVision Zooms

The new zooms will be available with PL- and LPL-Mount options including metadata interface Cooke /i and ARRI LDS-2.

With the growing need for zooms that can cover large sensor sizes, we are going to start seeeing a lot more lenses starting to emerge over the next few years.

Key Specifications

  • Lens Mount PL, LPL with Cooke/imetadata interface
  • Rear Filter Via net holder
  • Diameter 114 mm
  • Front Filter 112 mm screw-in
  • Focus Rotation ≈ 270°
  • Iris Rotation ≈ 55°
  • Focus scales Turnable scale, easy change from imperial to metric and vice versa
  • Iris Shape Circular through all stops
  • Color Matching Matched with Leitz Primes
  • No light loss (no ramping) over entire zoom range
  • Parfocal
  • Breathing is minimal
  • Distortion is exceptionally low
  • Chromatic Aberration is not visible
Focal Length (mm)25-75mm55-125mm
Focal Length Ratio32.3
Image CircleVistavision (46.5 mm)Vistavision (46.5 mm)
Close Focus3′ (0.9m)3’5″ (1.05m)
Weight 9.26lb (3.55kg)appr. 10.4lb (appr. 4kg)
Length9.92″ (266.6mm)12.1″ (307.4mm)
Zoom Rotation110-degrees120-degrees
Iris Blades1521
Leitz VistVision Zooms

There is no indication about pricing or availability,. Despite not sharing the same focal lengths, they will be competing against the recently announced Fujinon Premistas.

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