Veydra Introduces New Line Of Micro 4/3 Mount Mini Prime Cinema Lenses With Kickstarter Campaign

November 17, 20146 Comments

 

Veydra Cinema Lenses

A new optics company is emerging. Veydra. Today they introduce a new line of Micro Four Thirds Cinema Primes on Kickstarter. Ryan Avery and his team have started the campaign with a goal of $50,000. Lets take a look at what these nice looking MFT cinema primes are all about.

Veydra Mini Prime lenses all feature

  • Resolution that exceeds 4K
  • Cinema 0.8 module focus and iris gears
  • Consistent front 80mm outside diameter & 77mm filter threading
  • Similar length for quick lens changes
  • Constant T2.2 aperture for easy lighting set ups
  • Brass plated mounts for durability.

UPDATE 11-23-2014

Veydra Kickstarter meets it goal of $50K and then some in only 7 days. I think this says a lot about the need for quality cinema lenses in the Micro Four Thirds format!. Congrats to Ryan Avery and crew for a successful campaign!

Here is the Kickstarter video.

Here are some tech specs on the Veydra Mini Primes (courtesy of Matthew Duclos)

Veydra Mini Prime Tech Specs

You can now download the 4K version of our Panasonic GH4 Test from yesterday at the Dropbox link below.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l3nnwce6gewu23q/Veydra%203.3%204K%20For%20Vimeo.mov?n=324657869

BMPCC Tests in another Update soon!

–Ryan

 

These cinema quality prime lens are offered at a competitive price.  You can own a complete set of Veydra Mini Primes for the price of one full frame high quality cinema lens. $3192. Thats roughly $630 per lens!  This is a Kickstarter package of course but hey still that’s a pretty great price for lenses with this build quality and feature set. These are true cinema lenses made for a single or dual operator setup. They take on the proven bright yellow engravings seen on Arri, Leica and Zeiss. Thats a good group to hang with!

Ryan Avery has a lot of experience in the cinema optics world. 15 years in fine optics with the last six at Schneider Optics.

He know has his own company Convergence Products Inc. a distributor of cinema camera & photography filters, optics, and accessories.

As you saw in the promo video optics aficionado Matthew Duclos is seen talking about the Veydra. If Matthew was involved in the design you can bet these are going to be solid optics. My Duclos 11-16 EF is amazing and that lens at $3,495.00 cost about the same as a full set of these MFT Cinema Primes.

Veydra-16mm

The MFT Veydra Mini Primes have a smooth 300 degree focus range, constant T Stop, 9 blade iris for pleasing bokeh, high quality aluminum housings, brass plated mount and a 77mm filter thread. Nice touch! Sometimes you don’t need a mattebox and just want to pop on a filter but if you do the Veydra Mini Primes have a 80mm front diameter for mattebox compatibility.

Veydra Mini Prime Lens Test on Panasonic GH4 from Ryan Avery on Vimeo.

With the help of this Kickstarter Veydra hopes to fast track delivery of the Veydra Micro Four Thirds Mini Prime 16mm, 25mm, 35mm, and 50mm lenses for shipment in January 2015.  The Veydra Mini Prime 12mm will ship in June 2015. Check out the campaign and if you like what you see back it! I have to figure out how I’m going to ask my wife about why I need these lenses. Wish me luck! I go to the well way to often. 😀

Here are the Kickstarter packages available.

$699 ($899 to $1199 value) = Choose any one Veydra Mini Prime Lens. Get the Veydra t-shirt and special thanks on our website.

$2499 ($3695 value) = Get the first Veydra Mini Prime lens set of four focal lengths.  Includes 16mm, 25mm, 35mm, and 50mm lenses. Plus a Veydra t-shirt and thanks on our website.

$3199 ($4895 value) = Get it all.  Set of five Veydra Mini Prime lenses.  Includes 12mm (Ships June 2015), 16mm, 25mm, 35mm, and 50mm lenses plus a Veydra T-Shirt and thanks on our website.

Not into Kickstarter? Hot Rod Cameras is taking pre-orders in two set packages.

$400.00 Deposit for 5 lens set – $3,199.00

This is a Non-refudable deposit at time of Pre-order – $400
Balance due upon shipping – $2799

Veydra Mini Prime 16mm, 25mm, 35mm, and 50mm lenses for shipment in January 2015. The Veydra Mini Prime 12mm will ship in June 2015.

$200.00 Deposit for 4 lens set (50,35,25,16mm) – $2,499.00

Non-refudable deposit at time of Preorder – $200
Balance due upon shipping – $2299

Veydra Mini Prime 16mm, 25mm, 35mm, and 50mm lenses will be ready for shipment in January 2015.

Things I want to see and feel are breathing and flair. Of course bokeh is high on the list as well as sharpness too. I should have a set to play with in the next week or so. Check back and I’ll update this post with more information or follow me on Twitter for updates.

The Veydra primes look really nice for filmmaking with a MFT mount camera. It’s great to see a dedicated cinema set for the Micro Four Thirds Mount. I love my GH4 and I cant wait to try out these cinema primes on it.

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  1. Joe Simmonds says:

    Great to see more options for micro four thirds lenses. Still gotta pick up a couple more Panasonic lenses and wait for the new super wide Olympus lens to come out next year before looking at anything else though.

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