LockCircle has introduced a new series of prime cine-style lenses aimed at full-frame Nikon DSLR cameras.
Despite all technological advancements, DSLR cameras are still not perfect, says LockCircle. A camera may be great capturing still images, but may under-perform when it comes to video recording.
Most DSLRs fall in the former category, including Nikon’s gear. This is why LockCircle has decided to develop the new Prime Circle XT-F cine-style lenses for F-mount Nikon cameras.
Shooting movies with Nikon cameras is now easier
The manufacturer claims that the Prime Circle XT-F cine-style lenses are as good as any expensive lenses designed for film-making. LockCircle added that there were no other “real cost effective” movie-making lenses on the market before the introduction of its equipment.
One of the reasons behind these “incredible” cine-style prime lenses is the “world class optics” provided by Carl Zeiss.
LockCircle says that Carl Zeiss is a leading company in optics and this is why the Prime Circle XT-F series is based on the Carl Zeiss’ ZF.2 lenses. The “most technologically advanced” lenses have been “tuned-up” to improve performance in movie recording, added the manufacturer.
The new optics are said to be very sharp and to provide enhanced contrast along with “magical bokeh” effects.
Feature sheet of the Prime Circle XT-F cine-style lenses by LockCircle
All gear is based on lightweight Ergo Focus with 95mm Front Mount and is covered by an aluminum-made cap. On the side of the lenses, the maximum aperture and focal length are clearly displayed to make sure that users will not mix the equipment.
The Prime Circle XT-F Custom Lenses are available with a Side Code Barrel and an aperture “de-click” ring that provides immediate access to manual controls for exposure. The lenses are available in many focal lengths, beginning at 15mm and ending at 135mm.
LockCircle’s XT-F prime custom lenses are:
- 15mm and 21mm with f/2.8;
- 18mm with f/3.5;
- 25mm and 28mm with f/2.0;
- 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm with f/1.4;
- 50mm Makro and 100mm Makro with f/2.0;
- APOchromatic 135mm with f/2.0.
They are all available for purchase right now with an expected shipping date of three to four weeks. Additionally, several “PRO” kits, that feature flight-cases which protect the lenses during transportation, are available.