DZOFilm’s Gnosis 24mm is its Widest Macro Cinema Lens Yet
Less than a month after announcing the Pictor 12-25mm T2.8 parfocal cinema lens, DZOFilm has unveiled its Gnosis 24mm T2.8 macro cine lens.
The new Gnosis 24mm macro lens incorporates the same main features as DZOFilm’s prior macro lenses, the Gnosis 32mm, 65mm, and 90mm primes but offers a wider-angle field of view. The field of view on full-frame format cameras is 83.8 degrees, while it’s 88 degrees for VV format cameras.
With a minimum focus distance of 6.1 inches (15.5 centimeters), the Gnosis 24mm T2.8 lens offers a maximum magnification ratio of 0.8:1. Its counterparts, the Gnosis 32mm, 65mm, and 90mm macro lenses deliver 1:1, 1.33:1, and 1.5:1 magnification ratios, respectively. The extremely close-focusing distance of the new Gnosis prime is one of its unique selling points among competing full-frame cinema lenses.
Focus is manually controlled, and the focus ring, like the rest of the Gnosis macro cine lens series, has 300 degrees of rotation.
The Gnosis series includes large apertures of T2.8, allowing for good image quality in low-light situations and relatively shallow depth-of-field. The lens incorporates a 16-bladed aperture diaphragm. The iris is manually controlled, and the rotation angle is 62 degrees.
The optical formula comprises 12 elements across 10 groups, including three high-refractive index (HRI) elements and a pair of low-dispersion elements. The lens promises minimized chromatic aberration and vibrant color rendering.
All Gnosis lenses, including the new 24mm macro variant, are built using aluminum alloy. The 24mm lens is the lightest of the four, weighing 2.79 pounds (1,265 grams). At 3.94 inches (100 millimeters), it’s also the shortest Gnosis lens. The entire quartet has the same front diameter of 4.49 inches (114mm) and each also has a 105mm filter thread and 0.8 gear mod, so the lenses are quickly interchangeable within a rigged setup.
The DZOFilm Gnosis 24mm T2.8 macro lens will be available in mid-March in PL, EF, and LPL mounts and will cost $5,389. A three-lens set, including the Gnosis 24mm, 32mm, and 65mm lenses, will be available for $15,999. The three-lens bundle comes with a specially-designed hard-shell carrying case.
To view the full specifications for each Gnosis lens, visit DZOFilm’s website.
Update 3/10: DZOFilm made two errors in the information it provided to PetaPixel regarding the magnification ratio and the number of aperture blades in the lens. The story has been updated to reflect the correct numbers.
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