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DZOFilm Pictor 20 to 55mm T2.8 Super35 Parfocal Zoom Lens (PL Mount and EF Mount)

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DZOFilm Pictor 20 to 55mm T2.8 Super35 Parfocal Zoom Lens (PL Mount and EF Mount)
Key Features
  • Maintains Focus Throughout Zoom Range
  • Near-Zero Breathing
  • Swappable PL Mount; Canon EF Included
  • 16-Blade Iris
A parfocal cine lens, the DZO Pictor 20 to 55mm T2.8 Super35 Parfocal Zoom Lens features a relatively fast maximum aperture of T2.8 with an aperture range of T2.8 to T22. As you would expect from a cinema-style zoom, the lens is parfocal, meaning it holds focus throughout the zoom range. The internal focus design with floating elements virtually eliminates focus breathing. It covers a Super35 image circle, comes standard with an interchangeable PL mount, and includes an EF mount.
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DZOFilm Pictor 20-55mm T2.8 Overview

A parfocal cine lens, the DZO Pictor 20 to 55mm T2.8 Super35 Parfocal Zoom Lens features a relatively fast maximum aperture of T2.8 with an aperture range of T2.8 to T22. As you would expect from a cinema-style zoom, the lens is parfocal, meaning it holds focus throughout the zoom range. The internal focus design with floating elements virtually eliminates focus breathing. It covers a Super35 image circle, comes standard with an interchangeable PL mount, and includes an EF mount.

The 16-blade iris creates round out-of-focus highlights, which have a more natural appearance and contribute to the lens's natural-looking bokeh. The lens features cine-style gear rings on the focus, iris, and zoom lens rings, making it compatible with cine-style lens accessories such as follow focus units, lens motors, and lens control systems. The 95mm outer front diameter allows you to use a variety of compatible third-party matte boxes, and the lens has an 86mm filter thread. A lens support foot allows you to support the lens on rods to help reduce strain on your camera's lens port.

Note:
Please Note: According to the manufacturer, when converted to EF mount this lens is not compatible with DSLR cameras that have an EF mount. However, it is compatible with mirrorless cameras that have an EF mount, including Blackmagic Design cameras.

Key Features

  • Maintains focus throughout the zoom range
  • Minimal breathing
  • 16-blade iris produces round out-of-focus highlights
  • T2.8 to T22 aperture
  • 95mm front diameter
  • Compatible with standard cine-style lens accessories
UPC: 842463102019

DZOFilm Pictor 20-55mm T2.8 Specs

Focal Length20 to 55mm
Lens MountARRI PL
FormatSuper35/APS-C
Image Circle31.1 mm
Maximum ApertureT2.8
Minimum ApertureT22
Diaphragm Blades16
Gear MOD & PitchFocus: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
Iris: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
Zoom: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch
Front Diameter95 mm
Filter Thread86 mm
Focus ScalesImperial
Zoom Ratio2.75x
Electronic CommunicationNo
Image StabilizationNo
Lens SupportLens Support Foot
Length6.46" / 164 mm
Weight3.35 lb / 1.52 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.015 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.1 x 7 x 7"

DZOFilm Pictor 20-55mm T2.8 Reviews

The price belies the quality of this lens

By Rakesh
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-03

It's very solidly made, handles nicely, and includes both a PL and Canon EF mount, which take around five minutes to switch out. The focus, iris, and zoom rings are nice and smooth, and the whole thing feels great. The image quality shooting nature and fashion has turned out to be very good, and I'm looking forward to using it on a film set this weekend.

ALL IN ONE CINEMA LENS!

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-02

The versatility of this lens at an amazing price point makes this, in my opinion, the best cinema zoom lens on the market. It is very sharp but at the same time has a vintage look and feel to the image. Wide open at T2.8 the lens is still very sharp. Filming at 20mm it does have a slight blur/chromatic aberration to the very EDGES of the frame which reminds me a lot of anamorphic lenses and I absolutely love this characteristic; this does NOT in any way effect the image negatively or even very noticeably. The parfocal system on this lens works perfectly and combined with the focal lengths really makes this lens suitable for any project out there. This lens is HEAVY, be aware of that, but after getting used to the weight it is worth it for what it can do.

Unbeatable for storytelling.

By Nicolas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-14

some of the best lenses I have used. I have used some high-class glass, but these have great characteristics, interesting flares, smooth focusing, sharp and clear image, and vintage aesthetics in the best way possible. 5 stars.

Amazing

By ian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-01

No complaints

Beautiful

By john
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-12

Amazing lens that is on the heavy side.

Really Great Value

By Dominic
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-04

Amazing value for the price! Nothing like it in this price range. The mechanics are super smooth and the par focal feature is unheard of in this budget. Very solid. The optics lean very vintage if you're into that kind of thing. The bokeh has a nervy quality to it. Medium amount of chromatic and spherical aberration. Sharp, but definitely not clinical. Changing the mount takes a little time and remember to record your shim values for switching back and forth. Will most likely buy the 50-125mm in the future.

Best Intro into Cinema glass

By Alexander
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-24

Being someone who shoots primarily with photography lenses, I took a step into the cinema world with this lens and couldn’t be more impressed. The lens is on another level when it comes to image quality. I’m getting used to the manual focusing, but the focus throw is great. Although changing the mount to EF for my Canon C200 took a few shims to work right, it was pretty straightforward with the pdf. The best features by far are the parfocal zooming and the lack of focus breathing. If you’ve never experienced it on lenses, this is a great intro into the world of cinema glass. And at the price point, it’s hard to pass on. 5 stars for the win.

Amazing price and performance for a cinema zoom!

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-03

I have been holding out on buying a cine zoom for a long time - prices were just too high. I recently heard about DZOFilm's Pictor line, and started seeing reviews that were praising its features and build quality. The fact that it comes with a EF mount and shim kit is a huge bonus. The price, compared to everything else I could find was phenomenal. It's a little tricky to dial in the appropriate amount of shims to get the parfocal feature working - for my BMPCC 6K I ended up with the .5 shim that was there by default plus an additional .17 in shims after some fiddling and Blackmagic forum suggestions. Once done, it works great and you don't have to mess with it again (unless you switch back to PL). The lens is HEAVY - which is something I am not used to given I normally shoot with Rokinon Cine DS primes. I need to see about adding a lens support on my shoulder rig for this beast. I love the look of the focus, iris, and zoom markings - very clear and easy to read. This will be a perfect lens for corporate, doc, and livestreaming scenarios!

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