Final yr, DZOFilm launched the CATTA FF Zoom Lenses. These lenses have been fairly distinctive as they have been the primary really inexpensive full-frame cinema zooms to return to market. The catch was that they have been solely out there in Sony E mount and so they solely got here in white. The brand new CATTA Ace FF Zooms are precisely the identical because the Catta besides they arrive in PL+EF mount and they’re black as an alternative of being white.
DZOFilm selected to make use of black magnalium alloy for the housing of the CATTA Ace. Regardless that the lenses are made out of magnalium alloy as a result of they now characteristic a Pl+EF mount they’re barely heavier than the CATTA zooms, however they’re barely shorter. Under you’ll be able to see the distinction in weight and size between the CATTA Ace and the CATTA:
|CATTA 35-80mm T2.9||1.53kg / 3.4 lb||214.4mm / 8.4″|
|CATTA Ace 35-80mm T2.9||1.69kg / 3.27 lb||187.5mm / 7.38″|
|CATTA 70-135mm T2.9||1.59kg / 3.5 lb||214.4mm / 8.4″|
|CATTA Ace 70-135 T2.9||1.71kg / 3.76 lb||187.5mm / 7.38″|
The CATTA Ace lenses are PL mount, though every lens comes with an extra EF mount. DZOFilm additionally states that an LPL mount model can even be out there.
DZOFilm has additionally a variety of adaptors for the unique CATTA zooms. The next can be found:
These adapters all price $159 USD. In response to DZOFilm, these adaptors are additionally speculated to work with the brand new CATTA Ace zooms, nonetheless, that isn’t going to be a simple straightforward to do change. From previous expertise consumer changable mounts will be difficult to alter your self. It requires persistence and ensuring you do it accurately.
Included Pelican Case
CATTA Ace comes with customized laser-cut foam in a Pelican case and is accessible in a single or two-lens package.
Pricing & Availability
The CATTA Ace Zoom cine lenses, 35-80mm and 70-135mm price $3,899 USD every and so they include a Pelican case. The 2 lens set is $7499 USD. The extra LPL mount is $219 USD. DZOFILM will begin to ship the Catta Ace in early March.
These costs make the CATTA Ace considerably greater than the Catta zooms. Under you’ll be able to see how the costs examine:
Direct competitors for the 35-80mm T2.9 comes within the type of the CHIOPT XTREME Zoom 28-85mm T3.2 which is at the moment out there on Kickstarter for $2,320 USD.