The first prototype lens from Pegasus has been revealed and it’s the 24-70 F/2.8 Compact Zoom FF lens. The lens is a rehousing of the Nikon AF-S 24-70mm F/2.8 G ED lens. The 24-70mm focal length has been a staple for many people, deferring to the stills versions. There have been rehousings but they are usually quite expensive, with some services requiring a donor lens.
- Full Frame coverage (36 x 24 mm)
- Aperture range f 2.8 to f 22
- Focal range 24 – 70 mm
- Nearly 300 degree focus
- Length only 17,50cm
- 9 Aperture Blades
- Front diameter Ø 114mm
- Filter thread Ø 95mm
- Interchangeable mounts
- Retail version will be in black
- Price expected to be around 5,000/6,000 Euros
The lens has been designed by Italian cinematographer Stefano Ceccon A.I.C. – IMAGO. who has provided a bit more information about the lens.
The original Nikon 24-70 lens has been completely rehoused, with a brand new housing, and helical. The original optics and Nikon iris are used in the Pegasus. The focus has also been changed, with around 300-degrees of throw, in the normal focus direction (Canon direction). While the prototype is white, the retail version will be black with white lettering.
Pricing has not yet been finalised but is estimated to be around €5000/6000. The lens will be officially announced at IBC. For comparison’s sake, a brand new Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8 ED lens retails for $1,799 (€1,607)
You can contact Pegasus via their Facebook page.
Who else makes a cine 24-70?
TLS also offers a rehoused Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8 which we first saw in 2015 but it is not cheap. It’s also only by request.