Zunow 14-25mm T2.6

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The Zunow 14-25mm T2.6 is now available to pre-order at Duclos Lenses.

The Zunow 14-25mm features a constant, fast T2.6 aperture and was designed for use on Super 35 format digital cinema cameras.

It features a brand new optical design and the lens has a minimum focus distance of 11″ (27.94cm).

Key features

  • Focal Length: 14-25mm
  • Max Aperture: T2.6
  • Coverage: S35 (28.3mm)
  • Lens Mount: PL
  • Min. Focus: 11″
  • Front Diameter: 95mm
  • Length 7.5″/ 19.05cm
  • Weight 3.6 lbs./1.63kg
Zunow 14-25mm T2.6

The PL mount lens comes with industry standard zoom, focus, and iris gears and it comes in a full aluminum alloy body.

The lens is classified as an ultra wide-angle and at 14mm it allows for even Super 35 format cameras to achieve sweeping vistas with minimal distortion.

Other Options

The 14-25mm focal range is quite unique for an S35 PL mount lens. The only other PL mount lens I can think of that has a similar focal length is the Ruby 14-24 mm T2.8 Wide Short Zoom from Focus Optics.

Zunow 14-25mm T2.6
Ruby 14-24 mm T2.8 Wide Short Zoom from Focus Optics

The Ruby 14-24 mm T2.8 Wide Short Zoom costs around $9,000-$10,000 USD second hand. The benefits it has over the Zunow 14-25mm T2.6 is a much closer minimum focus distance, 1″ as opposed to 11″, it covers full frame sensors, and it has an industry standard 110mm front diameter.

TLS was working on a full frame 14-24mm T2.8 back in 2015, but that project was eventually scrapped.

Both the TLS (which never eventuated) and Focus Optics lenses are based on the Nikon 14-24mm.

It’s interesting that Sigma hasn’t released their 14-24MM F2.8 DG HSM | ART lens as part of the FF ZOOM LINE. Instead, the only full frame cine zoom they have is the 24-35mm T2.2 FF.

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Tokina 11-20mm T3

If you want to go a little wider and don’t mind losing 4mm at the long end then the Tokina 11-20mm T3 that I recently reviewed on the site makes a lot of sense for $2,399 USD.

Price & Availability

Duclos Lenses is now taking pre-orders for the Zunow 14-25mm T2.6. You can reserve one by placing down a $1000 USD deposit. The full price of the lens is $4,999.00 USD and it is expected to start shipping in August this year.

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