DZOFilm 16mm T2.8 Vespid Prime

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DZOFilm has unveiled its new 16mm T.28 Vespid Prime. This is the 8th lens in the Vespid Prime series and the widest focal length that is available.

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The 16mm T2.8 joins the following lenses:

The 16mm T2.8, like all of the other focal lengths, covers an image circle up to 46.5mm. The lens features a modern mechanical design and its small size and weight allow it to be used on a wide array of cameras. All the lenses in the series share an 80mm front diameter and common gear positions. I am assuming that is also the case with the 16mm T2.8. The rear of the lens has a magnetically attached rear filter that accepts optional ND filters.

The 16mm T2.8 does have a large protruding front element, so I am fairly sure it won’t have a 77mm filter thread like the other lenses in the series. This could make it unsuitable for use with a matte box.

Price & Availability

The availability of the DZOFilm 16mm T2.8 Vespid Prime is still unknown. Although DZOFilm hasn’t released a price yet, it is pretty safe to assume that it will retail for $1,399 USD like the rest of the focal lengths (except the macro).

It is impressive to see a relatively new company bring eight different focal length primes to market in such a short amount of time.

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