We’ve been hearing a lot about Leica’s cinema lenses and the company has recently announced their more budget friendly options. The Summicron C lenses are all T2 optics with full Leica branding on them. There is an 18mm, 21mm, 25mm, 29mm, 35mm, 40mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm, and 135mm lens available. The company chose some very interesting focal lengths but it makes some sense given crop factors and more.
Leica has long been known for their lenses and many videographers have instead opted for the Leica R lenses from a long time ago if they can’t get their hands on Contax glass, But if they’re going for true cinema primes, then Zeiss seems to hold the market share with pros unless someone is using Rokinon’s cinema lenses. We don’t hear very much about Schneider’s offerings.
There isn’t much information on these lenses otherwise; B&H Photo hasn’t listed them yet on their website either. We’ll keep this story updated if we find out more information. Granted, these are Cinema lenses–and budget and Leica should never be seen in the same sentence together.
Via La Vida Leica and Film and Digital Times