NiSi 18mm ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lens T2.2 (E Mount)

Original price was: $1,268.00.Current price is: $1,141.20.

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  • Full-frame and 46mm imaging circle
  • Maximum micro-contrast control and ultra-low chromatic aberration for unparalleled image quality
  • Large aperture of T2.2 and soft bokeh for beautiful background separation
  • Drop-in filter mount for a more flexible workflow and creative control for filmmaking
  • Minimizes focus breathing for a consistent field of view when adjusting focus
  • Matched in weight and size to other NiSi Athena Lenses, eliminating the need for rebalancing on a gimbal when switching between lenses
  • 77mm filter thread and matched aperture and focus rings across the range for easy use of lens accessories
  • Focus ring features 300° of rotation with fluorescent focal scales for precise focus pulls
  • Ideal for shooting feature films, documentaries, or music videos
  • Offers unparalleled image quality, flexibility, and creative control for filmmakers

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ATHENA CINEMA LENSES

Introducing the NiSi ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lenses, including 8 Lenses 14mm T2.4, 18mm T2.2, 25mm T1.9, 35mm T1.9, 40mm T1.9, 50mm T1.9, 85mm T1.9, 135mm T2.2 in PL, E, L, G and RF Mounts. The lenses are designed with a full-frame and 46mm imaging circle, covering focal lengths from 14mm ultra-wide angle to 85mm portrait focal length, making it the perfect choice for most shooting scenarios.

The Athena Cinema Lens Lineup

  • PL Mount
  • 14mm T2.4
  • 18mm T2.2
  • 25mm T1.9
  • 35mm T1.9
  • 40mm T1.9
  • 50mm T1.9
  • 85mm T1.9
  • 135mm T2.2
  • E Mount
  • 14mm T2.4
  • 18mm T2.2
  • 25mm T1.9
  • 35mm T1.9
  • 40mm T1.9
  • 50mm T1.9
  • 85mm T1.9
  • 135mm T2.2
  • E Mount (No Drop in Filter)
  • 14mm T2.4
  • 18mm T2.2
  • 25mm T1.9
  • 35mm T1.9
  • 40mm T1.9
  • 50mm T1.9
  • 85mm T1.9
  • 135mm T2.2
  • RF Mount
  • 14mm T2.4
  • 18mm T2.2
  • 25mm T1.9
  • 35mm T1.9
  • 40mm T1.9
  • 50mm T1.9
  • 85mm T1.9
  • 135mm T2.2
  • L Mount
  • 14mm T2.4
  • 18mm T2.2
  • 25mm T1.9
  • 35mm T1.9
  • 40mm T1.9
  • 50mm T1.9
  • 85mm T1.9
  • 135mm T2.2
  • G Mount
  • 14mm T2.4 (Use in GFX 35mm Format Mode)
  • 18mm T2.2 (Use in GFX 35mm Format Mode)
  • 25mm T1.9
  • 35mm T1.9
  • 40mm T1.9
  • 50mm T1.9
  • 85mm T1.9
  • 135mm T2.2
  • 46mm Image Circle For Full-frame Coverage

    Focal lengths range from 14mm ultra-wide angle to 135mm in the NiSi Athena range, covering super wide angle to portrait focal lengths. It allows you to capture a wide variety of subjects.

    Fast Aperture T 1.9 / T2.4

    25/35/50/85mm all have a maximum aperture of T1.9. The 14mm has a maximum aperture of T2.4 while the 18 and 135 have a maximum aperture of T2.2. Athena Lenses have Soft bokeh for beautiful background separation.

    Ultra-Low Chromatic Aberration and Micro-Contrast control

    Designed with micro-contrast control and ultra-low chromatic aberration, these lenses offer unparalleled image quality with finer image details.

    No Visible Focus Breathing

    The Athena Prime lenses have been designed to minimize focus breathing. This means that, regardless of the focal length or aperture setting, the change in field of view when adjusting focus from the minimum focus distance to infinity is extremely small.

    Drop In Filter System (E, L and RF Mounts)

    The RF, L and E-mount models have a drop-in filter slot while the PL mount takes rear screw-on filters.

    Matched Primes From 14 to 85mm

    All NiSi Athena Prime lenses are similar in weight. They do not require rebalancing on a gimbal when switching between Athena lenses. All lenses share the same size and 77mm filter thread (14mm has no thread). Both aperture and focus rings are matched across the range. The 135mm is a larger size and is not weight matched.

    300° Focus Rotation

    With fluorescent focal scales for precise focus pulls.

    Introducing the NiSi ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lenses, including 5 Lenses 14mm T2.4, 25mm T1.9, 35mm T1.9, 50mm T1.9, 85mm T1.9 in PL, E, L, G and RF Mounts. The lenses are designed with a full-frame and 46mm imaging circle, covering focal lengths from 14mm ultra-wide angle to 85mm portrait focal length, making it the perfect choice for most shooting scenarios.

    The Athena Prime lens kit is an excellent choice for filmmakers who demand the highest quality optics. These lenses are designed with maximum micro-contrast control and ultra-low chromatic aberration, providing unparalleled image quality with finer image details. The large aperture of T1.9 (25mm, 35mm, 50mm 85mm - 14mm T2.4) and soft bokeh make these lenses ideal for capturing stunning images and videos with beautiful background separation. Whether you’re shooting a feature film, a documentary, or a music video, the Athena Prime lens kit will help you achieve your creative vision.

    The Athena Prime Lens are equipped with a drop in filter mount (E an RF Mount) or rear filter mount (PL Mount), providing a more flexible workflow and creative control for filmmaking. Additionally, these lenses have been designed to minimize focus breathing, ensuring that the change in field of view when adjusting focus from the minimum focus distance to infinity is extremely small.

    All NiSi Athena Prime lenses are matched in weight and size, eliminating the need for rebalancing on a gimbal when switching between lenses. The 77mm filter thread (except the 14mm) and matched aperture and focus rings across the range also make it easy to use lens accessories such as filters and focus gears. The focus ring features 300° of rotation with fluorescent focal scales for precise focus pulls, making it easier for filmmakers to achieve their desired focus.

    The NiSi ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lenses including 5 Lenses 14mm T2.4, 25mm T1.9, 35mm T1.9, 50mm T1.9, 85mm T1.9 is a versatile and high-quality lens kit that offers unparalleled image quality, flexibility, and creative control for filmmakers.

    What is the NiSi ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lenses kit?

    The NiSi ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lenses kit is a set of 5 high-quality lenses designed for professional filmmakers who demand exceptional image quality and creative control. These lenses cover focal lengths from 14mm ultra-wide angle to 85mm portrait focal length, making them ideal for most shooting scenarios.

    What are the focal lengths available for the NiSi ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lenses?

    The NiSi ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lens Range includes 5 lenses with the following focal lengths: 14mm T2.4, 25mm T1.9, 35mm T1.9, 50mm T1.9, and 85mm T1.9.

    What type of mount options are available for the lenses?

    The NiSi ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lenses are available in PL, E, L, G and RF mounts, offering compatibility with a wide range of professional cinema cameras.

    What kind of image quality can be expected from the NiSi ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lenses?

    The NiSi ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lenses are designed with maximum micro-contrast control and ultra-low chromatic aberration, providing unparalleled image quality with finer image details. The large aperture of T1.9 (25mm, 35mm, 50mm 85mm - 14mm T2.4) and soft bokeh make these lenses ideal for capturing stunning images and videos with beautiful background separation.

    What are some of the key features of the NiSi ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lenses that make them ideal for filmmakers?

    The NiSi ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lenses offer a range of features that make them ideal for filmmakers, including unparalleled image quality, flexible workflow and creative control, minimal focus breathing, matched weight and size, and easy compatibility with lens accessories such as filters and focus gears.

    How do the NiSi ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lenses minimize focus breathing?

    The NiSi ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lenses have been designed to minimize focus breathing, ensuring that the change in field of view when adjusting focus from the minimum focus distance to infinity is extremely small. This allows for smoother focus pulls and more precise control over the focus of the shot.

    What is the filter mount option available for the lenses?

    The NiSi ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lenses are equipped with a drop-in filter mount for E and RF mounts, and a rear filter mount for PL mount, providing a more flexible workflow and creative control for filmmakers.

    How does the NiSi ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lenses kit make it easier for filmmakers to use lens accessories?

    The NiSi ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lenses are designed with a 77mm filter thread (except the 14mm) and matched aperture and focus rings across the range, making it easy to use lens accessories such as filters and focus gears. The focus ring features 300° of rotation with fluorescent focal scales for precise focus pulls.

    Can the NiSi ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lenses be used with a gimbal?

    Yes, the NiSi ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lenses are matched in weight and size, eliminating the need for rebalancing on a gimbal when switching between lenses, making them ideal for use with a gimbal.

    Description

    Introducing the newest masterpiece in our ATHENA lens collection, the NiSi 18mm ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lens T2.2 (E Mount), designed to revolutionize your filmmaking with its innovative features and exceptional optical performance. This lens is expertly crafted to align flawlessly with the original Athena Prime series, offering the same unparalleled characteristics, consistent weight, and matching focus and iris ring positions for a smooth, unified operation.

    Dive into the realm of cinematic excellence with unmatched image quality, achieved through superior micro-contrast control and minimal chromatic aberration. The outcome? Sharper, more vivid images that truly capture the essence of your creative vision. With its broader T2.2 aperture, this lens excels in separating the subject from the background, producing a soft, engaging bokeh that enhances the atmospheric quality of your shots, perfect for crafting scenes with a profound sense of space and depth.

    Engineered to significantly reduce focus breathing, this lens guarantees a stable field of view as you adjust focus, making it an essential tool for filmmakers who value smooth focus transitions and a consistent visual narrative. The seamless integration with the rest of the Athena Prime series ensures effortless lens swaps without the need to rebalance your gimbal, thanks to the uniformity in weight and dimensions across the lineup.

    The 18mm ATHENA PRIME stands out with its 77mm filter thread, 80mm clamp-on size, and standardized aperture and focus rings, enhancing the ease of using additional lens accessories. Its focus ring, marked by 300° of rotation with fluorescent focal scales, offers precise control for sharp, dynamic captures, even in challenging lighting situations.

    The Athena Prime Lens Series (E mount) is equipped with a drop in filter mount, which provides a more flexible workflow and creative control for filmmaking. Filmmakers can easily add ND filters, polarizers, or other filters to achieve their desired look without having to attach filters to the front of the lens. This feature also makes it easier to swap filters quickly and efficiently, saving time and reducing the risk of lens damage.

    Perfect for an array of cinematic endeavors, from expansive feature films to intimate documentaries and vibrant music videos, the NiSi 18mm ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lens T2.2 (E Mount) is a dynamic, high-caliber instrument designed to unlock new dimensions of image quality, versatility, and artistic expression. Embrace the future of filmmaking with NiSi and bring your unparalleled vision to life.

    Additional information

    Lens Mount

    E Mount

    Aperture Blades

    10

    Imaging Circle

    46mm

    Gear MOD and Pitch

    Focus: 0.8 MOD / 32 Pitch

    Focus Rotation Angle

    300°

    Angle of View for 36x24 Format (Diagonal)

    101.3°

    Angle of View for 36x24 Format (Horizontal)

    90.3°

    Angle of View for 36x24 Format (Vertical)

    67.1°

    Filter Thread Size

    77mm

    Front Diameter

    80mm / 3.15"

    Length

    81.3mm / 3.2"

    Weight

    890g / 1.96lbs

    ATHENA PRIME E Mount

    18mm

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    NiSi 18mm ATHENA PRIME Full Frame Cinema Lens T2.2 (E Mount)
    Original price was: $1,268.00.Current price is: $1,141.20.