April 27, 2017
NAB 2017

Gecko-Cam Deploys New Glass Inspired by Canon K35 Cine Primes

Gecko-Cam introduces mount-interchangeable cine lenses.

The new Genesis G 35 glass from Gecko-Cam are German-made lenses inspired by the old Canon K35 cine primes. The range of lenses includes a 14.5, 16, 20, 25, 35, 50, 85 and 135mm. A unique factor of the lenses is their interchangeable marking rings that allow you to easily switch the mount from PL, E-mount, EF or MFT on your own.  

Tech Specs

  • Cine primes
  • Most are T 1.4
  • Interchangeable mount system 

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"Interchangeable marking rings that allow to switch the mount"?

April 28, 2017 at 5:26PM

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Gleb Volkov
Director of Photography
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I'd assume just like the Tamron adaptall series of lenses...

April 30, 2017 at 2:13AM

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I'm looking forward to test footage. I'm really interested in these and the Tokina 1.5T vista cine primes.

May 1, 2017 at 12:36PM, Edited May 1, 12:36PM

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Aiden H.
Independent Filmmaker
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Some of us may be getting old, but we are not blind yet! These lenses are nothing more than Xeen's rehoused. Xeen has 14, 16, 20, 24, 35, 50, 85, 135mm and guess what, so does Gecko-Cam. They label them 14.5mm or 25mm but they are the same field of view through the camera! Looking forward to having my friends measure the T-Stops since they are now 1/10 of a T-stop faster. Gecko-Cam has never build a lens in their lives before, Thoma included and now they can build 8 lenses in a matter of months? In the video he said they built the set in 1 1/2 years. Are these guys for real, not even Carl Zeiss or Leica can build 8 new Cine lenses that quick. I do not mind that they are rehousing, what I do mind is that they are saying it is all German glass, all German made. They do not have the facilities to make glass, moreover, most German Cine glass is not being made in Germany exclusively anymore, i.e. Leica Summilcron's or say Compact Primes which are now labeled made in Japan (use to be labeled made in Germany). Nothing new, nothing wrong with that. Gecko-Cam should just admit it, sooner or later the truth will come out, especially when someone buys it and compares it to the Xeen. I saw these lenses at the NAB, the wide angle had 9 iris blades, just like Xeen's, the other focal lengths had 11 iris blades (a very rare number for cine lenses on the market) just like Xeen's. The interchangeable mount system is identical to Xeens, down to the exact placement of the screws. You can see it in this video above (the screws in the mount and the iris blades), play it again and compare it to a picture of the mount on the Xeen's. I had both lenses in my hands on the same day, Xeen's and the Gecko-Cam's, the only difference is the new barrels with new markings and logos... for approx 4x the price! I found the Xeen's better, lighter in weight and just not as bulky to handle. All around the Xeen's looked and felt better, even though the guys at the Gecko-Cam stand said theirs were only prototypes. Last but no in the least, Xeen's are the originals at 1/4 the price. Why would anyone want to buy the Gecko-Cam's. I also find it amusing that on Gecko-Cam's website, they also do sales for Xeen's which means that they get to purchase the Xeen's at discount! These guys are really earning well for anyone who pays for a no name, no reputation brand.

June 19, 2017 at 4:32AM

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