Vega lenses were developed with filmmakers in mind in response to the market’s growing demand for lenses capable of covering the larger full frame digital camera format. TLS’s latest development, Vega, is a new series of Full Frame cine prime lenses. Vega exists in a set of ten lenses, including 20mm, 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 58mm, 85mm, 105mm, 135mm and 200mm focal lengths, ranging from T1.5 to T2.
The Vega lenses, although sharp, have a beautiful smooth look with a tiny amount of fall off towards the corners. They also have a stunning bokeh as a result of their 16 blade circular iris and when wide open, can offer a very narrow depth of field.
These lenses are designed with floating elements so TLS have used their dual cam system to allow the optimum optical performance while still allowing some character. The housing is the same process as their renowned rehousing process. Therefore, there is 300 degrees focus rotation and solid stainless steel stops on both focus and iris movement. These lenses have accurate and repeatable dual focus scales, available in both imperial and metric.
The PL mount is shimmable and the focus and iris gears are in the same position in relation to the PL mount throughout the range. This makes changing focal lengths on set a much smoother process.
Here is a lens test demonstration of the full range of Vega lenses.
|Min. Object Distance typ.||8"||10"||TBD||12"||15"||TBC||2'9"||3'3||3'6|
|Front Diameter (mm)||110mm||110mm||TBD||110mm||110m||110mm||110mm||110mm||110mm|
|Total Length *(mm)||90mm||90mm||TBD||90mm||80mm||TBC||90mm||100mm||117mm|
|Total Length *(inches)||3 1/2"||3 1/2"||TBD||3 1/2"||3 1/8"||TBC||3 1/2"||4"||4 5/8"|
|Weight **(lbs)||3lbs||3lbs 1oz||TBD||3lbs 5oz||2lbs 4oz||TBC||3lbs 2oz||4lbs||3lbs 8oz|
* Total approximate length is measured from the flange to the front of lens
** Weight subject to change with further developments