September 15, 2016
IBC 2016

GL Optics Announces Rehoused Zeiss Otus Set and More

GL Optics Zeiss Otus IBC 2016
GL Optics is known for bringing some of the best (and fastest) still lenses into full cinematic fruition. Now, Zeiss Otus primes have received the GL Optics treatment.

In April at NAB, GL Optics announced its 50-100mm 1.8 Sigma lens and previously made a splash in the budget market with the popular 18-35mm 1.8 Sigma rehoused. Check out the specs on the company's latest offerings:

Base Lens: Zeiss Otus 

  • Super speed set 28mm T1.4, 55mm T1.4, 85mm T1.4 (Two more focal lengths soon to come) 
  • 300 degree focus rotation 
  • stainless steel PL mount
  • All lenses cover 8K sensor
  • 114mm diameter of front Lens ring
  • Interchangeable PL/EF mount
  • 6063 aluminum rehoused Lens body
  • re-designed Lens focus/aperture system
  • 0.8 module Gears
  • 1-year warranty
  • Priced around $8,000 (price not set yet).
  • 85mm and 55mm are ready; 28mm expected in a month or so
GL Optics Zeiss Otus Set 28mm, 55mm, 85mm f/1.4

In addition to the Zeiss Otus set, the company is releasing additions to their existing rehoused Leica R line: a 15mm f3.5 ($6,800) and a 100mm Leica R Macro ($6,500).

Base Lens: Leica R

  • Extended 330-degree focus rotation 
  • stainless steel PL mount
  • All lenses cover 8K sensor
  • 95mm diameter of front Lens ring
  • 77mm inner threading
  • 6063 aluminum rehoused Lens body
  • re-designed Lens focus/aperture system
  • 0.8 module Gears

Gl Optics Leica R 15mm f/3.5
Credit: Avi Cohen
GL Optics Leica R 100mm Macro f/2.8
Credit: Avi Cohen

Here's an overview of the new lenses at IBC from NewShooter:

Here's a test of some of their other Leica R's wide open:

Stay tuned to CinemaGlass.com for updates on how to purchase the lenses.      

Be sure to check out more of our IBC 2016 coverage.

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Oddly, I think this is a lot of bang for the buck. 8000$ is a lot of money, but what you're basically getting is a full-frame master prime with interchangeable lens mounts. Want.

September 16, 2016 at 10:44AM

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Curious how GL Optics determines the T stops for their rehoused lenses...

For instance, DXOmark measured the T stop of the Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art as T1.8 (T1.7 in Nikon for some reason), but GL lists their rehoused Sigma 50mm Art as T1.6.

That said, the rehoused Sigmas are a much better deal (how much is a 330º focus throw worth?).

September 16, 2016 at 3:44PM

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Jon Wolding
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What are the other 2 focal lengths that are "coming soon"?

December 9, 2016 at 10:12PM

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