DZOFILM introduces a unique new glass titled: “Vespid Retro Golden Coating Cine Lens Set” to grant a “Charming amber hue on the stories in the memories” to the imagery you capture. Basically, these lenses are armed with a special coating in order to allow a solid vintage look. The Vespid Retro Cine Prices will be sold as a limited edition set with a price tag of $19,000.
DZOFILM Vespid Retro Cine
DZOFILM describes the Vespid Retro Cine in a very poetic way: “Memories is a magical thing. It never dies but is just stored in the deep of one’s mind. The freeze frame with an amber hue takes you back to the golden age of yearning, making images become an extension of memories and the continuation of dreams. DZOFILM now bring their newest Vespid Retro Cine lenses, which come out under the eagerness and need of professional filmmakers. Classic is timeless and permanent. The golden coating on Vespid Retro adds a charming amber hue to the stories in the memories”. Indeed, it seems that DZOFILM aimed to create something very special here. Also, the tech specs sound like a poem.
“Retro aesthetics of appearance”
These are the aesthetic highlights of the new Vespid Retor Primes:
- Special glass coating techniques to meet more possibilities for evocative and stylistic filming.
- The unique golden coating creates a generally cool blue-toned image with an amber hue.
- Unconventional anodized aluminum alloy in silver provides a classic and stylish appearance.
“Amber hue, craft eternity”
According to dot DZOFILM: “Under certain angles, the controllable warm tangerine glow evokes sun-soaked memories, rich in sensual and poetic naturalistic colors, suitable for Arthouse film and Atmospheric film that represents consciousness and dreams”.
A combination of retro and modern
Furthermore, DZOFILM states that: “Adhere to the design of Vespid lenses, gentle sharpness captures most details on the image. Amber flares, smooth transition and gorgeous bokeh increase the retro feel”. Also, “The amber coating adds a warm soft tint on the cold bluish image that renders skin tones beautifully. Vintage colors and delicate nuances are suitable for the presentation of dreamlike surreal moments” the company adds.
Vintage appearance and modern composition
DZOFILM says that the silver design was inspired by the industrial design of the 1970s and Mondrian’s paintings. “The silver appearance is subtly embellished with red and blue inks for a retro yet vibrant look. Rounded elements and rectangular lettering present modernity with geometric balance” it states.
Structure and mounting: “Lightweight and durable strength”
Made of aluminum alloy, the silver lens housing provides strong protection to lenses. The retro version inherits the lightweight and compact size of Vespid with less than 1000g. Moreover, DZOFILM claims that the Vespid Retro has reliable mechanical performance, with uniform and consistent position of the focus ring and iris ring, with no adjustment needed when changing focal lengths. DZOFILM promises that focusing is precise and smooth with 270- degree rotation. Furthermore, the interchangeable mounting design is compatible with a variety of cinema cameras, so it’s important to mention that all lenses come with a user-interchangeable PL/EF mount and cover full-frame sensors.
Price and availability
DZOFILM says that, as a limited edition, the Vespid Retro primes are only sold as a set and the price is $18999. For now, there are 7 lenses with focal lengths of 16, 25, 35, 50, 75, 100, and 125mm. That means, $2,700 USD per lens. The lenses will start to ship by the end of this month. But again, you can buy those only as a set.
Explore the tech specs below:
Actually, the image looks pretty unique. The golden coating truly produces a warm and soft texture that reminds the vintage look of film. Also, the lenses seem to flare a lot, which is nice. As for sample footage, DZOFILM has published a teaser that demonstrates some imagery. Have a look:
What do you think about these new Vespid Retro Primes? Would you use some of those in your production when vintage-warm imagery is desired?
Here’re the products mentioned in the article, and the links to purchase them from authorized dealers.
- DZOFilm VESPID Retro 7-Lens Kit with Hard Case