NiSi Cinema Filters has announced a new range of F3 full-frame cinema lenses, priced from $2,500, offering 25mm T2.1, 35mm T2.0, 50mm T2.0, 75mm T2.0 and 100mm CF T2.0 formats.
The filter maker’s new lens range made its debut at the NAB 2018 show in Las Vegas. As well as the individual lenses, NiSi will also be offering them in specially designed F3 kits, which will include a complete set of lenses, from 25-100mm, along with a NiSi 4×5.65 Allure Mist white 1/4 filter, a NiSi 4×5.65 Allure Mist Black 1/4 filter and a NiSi 4×5.65 Polarizer, all packaged in a hardshell case.
The NiSi F3 lenses cover full frame format which is compatible with ARRI Alexia LF, Red Monstro VV, Panavision DXL2, SONY Venice, Canon C700FF and other film cameras to come in the future, the company says. NiSi adds:
The new NiSi F3 prime lenses covers 46.5mm format sensors. This allows filmmakers to create more possibilities. The F3 lenses offer advanced resolution and perfect dispersion control. Image contrast and flare are also optimised by their retro design elements. ‘Sensed presence’ technology allows filming with a soft and beautiful bokeh. The entire F3 series of lenses have the same physical attributes , allowing simple and time efficient fitting of lens accessories.
The NiSi cinema lenses are available in PL, Canon EF and Sony E mounts. NiSi says it also plans to add an 18mm prime to the F3 lens range in mid 2018.
The lenses are currently on pre-order for a deposit of $999, and if you preorder before 30 April you can save $500. The NiSi F3 price tags will be $2,500 for the 35mm, 50mm and 75mm lenses, and $3,000 for the 25mm and 100mm optics.