(Photos are of my actual lens)
The FOCUS OPTICS RUBY 14-24mm T2.8 is the widest full frame, cinema zoom available. The lens experts at Focus Optics took the legendary Nikon 14-24mm 2.8 and rehoused it in a proper cinema housing. The focus throw was lengthened and the direction was reversed so that it matches standard cinema lenses.
The Nikon 14-24mm is one of Nikon's "holy trinity" along with the 24-70mm and 70-200mm. It is still in production and is still sharper wide-open at center and from corner to corner than any prime lens in that focal range. It really is that good. There is little to no distortion at any focal length and sharpness is at its peak at all f-stops. Thanks to it's aspherical elements and 9-bade iris, this lens creates gorgeous lens flares especially when pointed directly into the sun.
Nikon, Canon, Zeiss and Leica all make excellent 14mm or 15mm f2.8 prime lenses. However, the reason I would almost always choose this lens over a 14mm, 15mm prime is that ability to adjust your frame a little bit to get your frame perfect. If you are on a dolly, the last thing you want is to move the whole dolly because you need to zoom in 1 or 2 millimeter. This lens is also very light-weight so it's perfect for gimbals or Steadicam. The lens covers Full Frame so it's perfect for a Sony A7sII, Canon 5D or RED's new 8K sensor.
Focal Length: 14-24mm
Max T-Stop: T2.8
Minimum Focus: 12"
Front Diameter: 110mm
Available in PL or EF Mount
PL, Canon EF
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