Responding to the growing popularity of large-format Digital Cinema cameras such as the ARRI Alexa 65 and upcoming RED 8K Vistavision,CW Sonderoptic has introduced the Leica Thalia series of prime lenses. The set of 9 spherical lenses provides an image circle of 60mm diagonal with focal lengths including 24, 30, 35, 45, 70, 100, 120, and 180mm. The maximum aperture ranges from a T2.2 down to a T3.6 in the wide and long primes.
The lenses are available in PL mount with /i Technology metadata connectivity. They maintain a common 95mm front diameter and matched focus and iris ring locations for consistent accessory use. They are relatively compact and lightweight for large format lenses: 4.9”-6.9” (124.5-175cm) and weighing between 2.4-3.75lbs (1.06-1.6kg). See them at NAB, or in the meantime, get more information at: www.cw-sonderoptic.com/leica-thalia/