The Dulens 85mm f/2 lens is now available to pre-order in the USA for $539

Shortly after IBC last year, an unknown China-based lens company called Dulens appeared, announcing a new 85mm f/2.0 lens. It’s a full-frame lens for DSLRs and they say it was designed by the same optical engineers behind the Kinefinity Mavo Prime range of cinema lenses.

News Shooter got their hands on one to have a play with a couple of months, and it’s been listed as available in China since then. Now the Dulens APO 85mm f/2.0 lens is available to pre-order for US customers priced at only $539 ($60 cheaper than the originally anticipated price) and it comes in both Canon EF and Nikon F mounts.

Focal length 85mm
Format Full-frame
Mount Nikon F & Canon EF
Focus type Manual focus
Max aperture f/2.0
Min aperture f/16
Min focus distance ~90cm
Optics 7 elements in 6 groups
Aperture blades 9
Filter diameter 55mm
Weight ~350g

The Dulens APO 85mm f/2.0 is said to be inspired by the Zeiss Sonar series of lenses and while it is designed for photography, News Shooter reports that it has a rather long focus throw. This means that it could be ideal for video work, too. In News Shooter’s review of the lens, the footage does indeed appear to be quite clean, shooting with the Kinefinity MAVO LF in full-frame 6K format. They also say that Dulens is planning to release specific cine lenses in the future, too.

The Dulens APO 85mm f/2.0 Apochromatic lens is available to pre-order now for $539.10 in Canon EF and Nikon F mount flavours. Delivery is expected to begin around mid-May.

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