Leica Thalia: a new line of cinema lenses announced


CW Sonderoptic announced a new line of cinema lenses called Thalia:

  • The set of 9 spherical lenses provides an image circle of 60mm diagonal, which covers ARRI Alexa 65, VistaVision, and Super 35 film and digital formats while maintaining a consistent look and feel through all focal lengths.
  • The focal lengths of the lenses include 24, 30, 35, 45, 70, 100, 120, and 180mm.
  • The lenses are available in PL mount and offer /i Technology metadata contacts in the mount.

  • One of the most unique features of the Leica Thalia lenses is their iris design, which maintains a circular shape through the entire aperture range. In addition to always being round, the bokeh is smooth, distinct and full of character, which helps the out of focus elements maintain structure and shape without falling apart.
  • Although the lenses are based on the Leica S medium format lenses, they feature significant optical and mechanical changes, including: increased image circle, new coatings, new iris design, 270° rotation cam focus mechanism, and entirely new mechanics and housings.
  • The Leica Thalia lenses will be on display at the CW Sonderoptic booth at NAB (C4345) and will start delivering in Summer 2017.

Additional information can be found here and here.

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