Memories are treasured moments that bring a smile on our faces each time we look back on them. Since the pleasure and happiness we experience during that time are priceless, we want to keep a part of the memory with us for years to cherish. Thank God for photographs. Cameras give captures of our precious moments and photography is form of art that expresses our thoughts and feelings. An important feature of the camera is the lens since they bring about the beauty and important details of the captured subject. They capture the perspective. Many brands have penetrated the world of photography but only those who stood with time are remarkably capable to produce the best among them all.
When photo enthusiasts see that little red circle in a photo gadget, they immediately know that it’s Leica. Leica is a German Optics enterprise and manufacturer of high-end and expensive cameras. The company has gone through a lot since they started in the 1920s. As they carry their traditional features, they infused it with a little bit of modern twists. Recently, Leica partnered with CW Sonderoptic to produce the Leica Thalia. This is a set of cine lenses designed for large-format Super 35, ARRI Alexa 65, and VistaVision cinema cameras; a prime videography lens. The Leica Thalia is a set of 9 lenses that offers a wide variety of coverage, ranging from 24mm to 180 mm with an image circle of 60 mm.
The Leica Thalia has great cinematic capture that many cinematographers love. Based on the Leica S medium format lenses, the PL mount lenses all use a 95mm front diameter for easy transition of accessories and swapping of lenses. The series, which includes primes in the 24, 30, 35, 45, 55, 70, 100, 120, and 180 mm focal lengths, uses a unique iris design that allows smooth rounded bokeh throughout the aperture range, the company says. The design of the Leica Thalia is same as what other Leica models have, except that the Thalia has a bigger image circle to house large-format sensors compatible with professional cinematic cameras. It also has new glass coatings and a 270-degree focus range.
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Even if the company is assured to meet cinematic needs, they didn’t fail to maintain the classic look of the Leica line. As what most cinematographers prefer, they want a smooth and clear capture without being overly sharp. One distinct feature of the new Leica Thalia is its weight. Even if the lens carries a bigger circle and a more powerful coverage, its weight is between 2.4 to 3.75 pounds, with about five to seven inches tall. Release for the said line is believed to be in summer but full details have not yet been disclosed. Price for the said set has also not been revealed so this will truly be a surprise. As many anticipate the upcoming Thalia line, Leica has not failed photo and video enthusiasts ever. This new series will be another collector’s item and surely, Leica will be delivering to you the best capture, just how you want it to be.