The Musashi-Optical Takumi 2 29-120mm T2.9 is a full frame PL cine zoom with a constant T2.9 aperture. It joins the Takumi 40.6–332mm T4.8 Full Frame Cine Zoom that was announced in October last year.
The Takumi 2 has a 9-bladed iris that is claimed to render smooth transitions from focus to out-of-focus areas with soft feathered bokeh. The lens has been designed so it could be used in place of several prime lenses. This not only speeds up time on set but also makes it a more economical proposition.
The lens will cover sensors of up to 46,3mm (diagonal) and it has a minimum focusing distance of 1.2m (3.93′).
The Takumi 2 weighs in at 7.6kg (16.75lb). As a reference, the Fujinon Premista 28-100mm T2.9 weighs 3.8 kg (8.38 lb), and the ARRI 45-135mm T2.8 Signature Zoom tips the scales at 3.75 kg (8.27 lb).
- Fast, constant T2.9 iris throughout the zoom range
- 9 iris blades for smooth out of focus highlight and feathered bokeh
- Compatible with full frame sensor cinema cameras with industry-standard PL mount
- No focus breathing
- Made in Japan
If you are not familiar with Musashi-Optical, they are a relatively small, boutique company based out of Japan. They have been around since 2003 and were started by former Fujinon executives.
Price & Availability
The Musashi-Optical Takumi 2 29-120mm T2.9 will be available from late May, early June. I will attempt to find out the price, but currently, it is a holiday week here in japan so most businesses are closed.
As a reference, the Takumi 40.6–332mm T4.8 Full Frame Cine Zoom retails for 3,650,000 JPY (around $35,000 USD) so I would expect the 29-120mm T2.9 to be a similar price.
There really isn’t any direct competition for the Musashi-Optical Takumi 2 29-120mm T2.9 given its focal range and constant T2.,9 aperture. The closest lenses to it would arguably be the Fujinon Premista 28-100mm T2.9, ARRI 45-135mm T2.8 Signature Zoom, and ARRI ARRI 24-75mm T2.8 Signature Zoom.