Manios Digital & Film has reached an agreement with cinema lens maker Veydra to become the exclusive, worldwide distributor for its new lens accessory, the Veydra 1.2x PL to PL Expander. The Expander makes it possible to use vintage zoom lenses from the Academy-format era with current generation Super 35 and larger sensor cameras.
The Veydra 1.2x PL to PL Expander expands the image circle of vintage zoom lenses from 28mm to 36mm diagonal with only ½ stop light loss. Such lenses can then be used with RED‘s Epic Dragon and other PL-mounted digital cameras with sensors larger than the Academy aperture, up to a 34mm image circle. The Expander is also compatible with the Angenieux Optimo 24-290 cinema lens.
“The Veydra Expander gives vintage zoom lenses a new lease on life,” said Manios Digital & Film president Steven Manios Jr. “Cinematographers can once again use their favorite vintage zoom lenses and recapture the classic film looks of yesteryear.”
“We are very excited to team with Veydra in introducing a product that is a great addition to the cinematographer’s toolkit,” Manios added.