DZOFilm Announce Catta 35-80mm T2.9 and Catta 70-135mm T2.9 Cine Lenses Full frame compact parfocal Cine lenses

DZOFilm announced two new zoom Cine lenses with full-frame coverage that are both compact and relatively affordable – the Catta 35-80mm T2.9 and Catta 70-135mm T2.9.

DZOFilm Catta 35-80mm T2.9 & Catta 70-135mm features

DZOFilm has been producing several lines of Cine lenses including the Pictor super 35 zoom lenses. The new Catta takes things to the next level by creating a full-frame zoom set which is both small and fairly light (at around 1.5kg per lens) and has

One of the key features of both lenses is their parfocal performance (patrilocality means that the focus will stay on the subject across the entire zoom range). Although there are several still zoom lenses with parfocal capabilities, these are fairly rare and when it comes to zoom Cine lenses, parfocal lenses typically are significantly more expensive.

Another interesting feature is a toolless mount swapping option. This is very attractive for users who work with several brands of cameras and even more so for renting houses who can purchase one set and simply swap the mount for each rent.

Both lenses should be very interesting options for documentary shooters, broadcast work, and independent filmmakers.

The DZOFilm Catta 35-80mm T2.9 parfocal FF compact zoom lens

DZOFilm Catta 35-80mm T2.9

DZOFilm Catta 35-80mm T2.9 & Catta 70-135mm T2.9 Lens Specs

Here are some of the main specs for both of the new DZOFilm zoom lenses:

  • 35-80mm and 70-135mm with FF coverage (43.5 light circle).
  • The Catta 35-80mm T2.9 has 20 elements in 15 groups; The Catta 70-135mm T2.9 has 17 elements in 11 groups)..
  • Min focus distance – 76cm.
  • 16 rounded blades aperture.
  • 77 mm filter.
  • Weight – around 1.5kg.
  • Mounts – Sony E, Leica/Panasonic/Sigma L mount, Fuji X, Canon RF, and Nikon Z.

Pricing and availability

Each of the two Catta zoom lenses will sell for $3100 while you can grab a set with two adaptors and accessories for $5900.

Hands-on reviews from across the web

The lenses were announced today and there are very few videos covering them at the moment (above you can see B&H’s video on the two lenses).

CVP published a comprehensive video on the 35-80mm T2.9 lens

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DZOFilm demo shots

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Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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