Red Epic with Leica Lenses: “the highest resolution camera and lens combination in the smallest possible package”

Band Pro will have a number of different products on display at the Cine Gear Expo, including a presentation and screening on the new Leica Summilux-C lenses described as "Red Epic with Leica Lenses: the highest resolution camera and lens combination in the smallest possible package":

Leica Lens Presentation

"The Leica Summilux-C Presentation: Seeing is Believing" will feature footage shot with the Leica lenses on three of today's most popular cameras: Sony F35, Red Epic and Arri Alexa. Also, Academy Award-winning lens designer Iain Neil will give a presentation on the image quality advantages and unique features of the Leica Summilux-C lenses, followed by a Q&A session.

Join us in the Paramount Theater: Friday at 8:15pm, and Saturday at 2pm.

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  • … in the smallest possible package

    I don’ t think the package needs to be much bigger to get better resolution.

    And what’s the story behind these lenses? Where did the 40mm summilux come from?

  • Nobody Special

    I’d like to know where they are made, Germany? Through a sub-contractor to Leica spec’s? Leica ground glass, etc.? Just curious.

  • i saw the price tag, cant say its priceless, but pricey

  • Stephen B

    is there an adaptor that I can use to put on my E-P1?

    • Mistral75

      Yes, Arri PL to µ4/3 (from ciecio7, Funky Koval, Hawk’s Factory, Kipon or MTF Services among others).

      • Stephen B


    • CP

      Love it. About $23K per lens and you want to know if you can put them on a p&s. Umm, how about an M9 and a few primes might serve you much better…

      • Frank

        E-P1 a point and shoot??? You silly boy …

        • I too can’t understand the vast benefits of putting such massive and heavy lenses on a crappy E-P1. Olympus cameras aren’t even preferred for serious video.

          Next to these lenses which are probably around 2Kg each, the difference that a video DSLR/mirrorless makes on the overall package is not significant. At least with a video DSLR you have the option of utilising most of the glass… with a FourThirds sensor you’re wasting 74% of the glass you paid big $$$$$ for.

  • Pikemann Urge

    I’m assuming that these lenses will cover 4-perf 35mm, right? If so, you wouldn’t be wasting too much of the image circle on a 4/3 sensor. The academy aperture is 22 mm x 16 mm. 4/3 imaging area is 17.3 mm × 13.0 mm.

    For photos at low ISO, I’d like to think that the results would be great. But for video there would be no point if we’re talking image resolution.

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