Dalsa Leica 19mm F2.8 (PL mount)
This is a rare Dalsa Lecia 19mm F2.8 lens can cover Super 35mm and also 35mm Full Frame and Red Dragon 6k. Leica have always been regarded as the makers of incredibly sharp photographic lenses. And it is no secret that Panavision use a lot of Leica glass in their lenses. Well, Dan Sasaki, one of the optical geniuses at Panavision left and went to design lenses for the Dalsa Cinema Company when they had ambitions to rival Panavision. These lenses were designed and made between 2007 and 2009 when Dan worked for Dalsa. Dan has since gone back to Panavision but we have these lenses. So you get the quality of Leica glass in the robust cinema style housing that looks remarkably like a Panavision lens.
The only thing to be aware of with the 19mm is that it is possible to get some “narcissism” on a sharp wide-angle like this on an Epic. In other words, bright pin points of light can create extra flares by reflecting off the OLPF and the back of the lens. Due to the wide focal length these can also be in focus. (The same is true of some other wide-angle lenses). It can be a welcome or unwelcome effect. Either way, if you are after a sharp, clean wide angle lens: this is it. Pair with the Dalsa Leica 100mm we also have for sharp lenses at either end of the focal spectrum.