Lensrentals Tests: Cheap Veydra Mini Prime Lenses are ‘Optically Excellent’

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Roger Cicala of Lensrentals put bargain-priced Veydra Mini Prime E-Mount Super 35 format cine lenses through optical bench testing and found their performance compared quite favorably to more expensive Zeiss CP.2 Cine Primes.

“If you’re a CP.2 fan, you’re going to have to talk about the look of the lenses, or how they handle, or something similar to explain why you like them. Because, to be quite blunt, the Veydras just kick some serious resolution butt in this comparison.”

 

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OPTICAL BENCH TESTS: Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 35mm/T1.5 vs Veydra 35mm T2.2 Mini Prime

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OPTICAL BENCH TESTS: Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 50mm/T1.5 vs Veydra 50mm T2.2 Mini Prime

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OPTICAL BENCH TESTS: Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 85mm/T1.5 vs Veydra 85mm T2.2 Mini Prime

Check out the full tests on Lensrentals blog

Veydra-25mm-T2-2-Mini-PrimeVeydra 25mm T2.2 Mini Prime Sony E-Mount Lens | Price: $949
This cine prime lens has a 300° barrel rotation and a constant volume focus design (internal focus) wherein the front of the lens doesn’t come out when you change focus, providing for compatibility with rod-mounted accessories such as matte boxes. It also incorporates 0.8 MOD focus and iris gears, allowing it to interface with standard lens accessories, and the bright yellow dual focus scales allows the lens to be easily read from either side.

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Veydra-35mm-T2-2-Mini-PrimeVeydra 35mm T2.2 Mini Prime Sony E-Mount Lens | Price: $949
Features an internal focusing design, so the lens does not change its physical size when changing focus, which makes it compatible with rod-mounted accessories such as matte boxes. It incorporates standard 0.8 MOD focus and iris gears, allowing it to interface with standard lens accessories, and the bright yellow dual focus scales allows the lens to be easily read from either side of the lens.

Order from B&H | Amazon


Veydra-50mm-T2-2-Mini-PrimeVeydra 50mm T2.2 Mini Prime Sony E-Mount Lens | Price: $949
Features an internal focusing design, so the lens does not change its physical size when changing focus, which makes it compatible with rod-mounted accessories such as matte boxes. It incorporates standard 0.8 MOD focus and iris gears, allowing it to interface with standard lens accessories, and the bright yellow dual focus scales allows the lens to be easily read from either side of the lens.

Order from B&H | Amazon


Veydra-85mm-T2-2-Mini-PrimeVeydra 85mm T2.2 Mini Prime Sony E-Mount Lens | Price: $949
The length, 80mm front diameter, and gear ring positions of the 85mm lens matches that of other Veydra Mini Prime lenses, allowing you to swap between them without having to adjust the position of your follow focus or matte box. The lens also features a common T2.2 maximum T-stop as well as multi-coated elements for color consistency.

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