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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Scott View Post
    On the subject of Otuses, does anyone else have an issue with the Zeiss gears loosening/undoing themselves when used in conjunction with a remote focus unit?
    What you'll actually want if you are using these for rigorous production is the Duclos Lenses Cine-Mod Pro which has a hard metal gear with proper measured scales and a new front ring. GL Optics has a rehouse coming, but the mechanics are pretty damn good internally on the 55mm and 85mm, but yep, I'd love the PL mount of course. The 28mm is the one with the shorter focus throw, but it's not the end of the world.



    Zeiss has more Otus series lenses on the way. Personally I can't wait. I've been using these primes HEAVILY on RED Weapon Dragon 8K VV. It's some of my favorite glass despite not being perfectly suited for cinema work. Down the line once there's harder plans for likely two more lengths I feel that Zeiss will explore a newer take on what these can be for cinema. They won't be the same in all ways, but the image quality will be on par or better. However, I'm not expecting them to be super affordable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommaso Alvisi View Post
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    exactly!

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Holland View Post
    Zeiss has more Otus series lenses on the way.
    Spill the beans Phil! ;)

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    Phil just dropping that sexy AF pic on us! haha

    That lensgear looks fantastic but I can't send my glass to the US and back as its being used every week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommaso Alvisi View Post
    I heard at least one friend complaining about the same issue...
    3D Printed or even better Delrin made press fit custom gears can't be beaten Ben! ;)

    Quote Originally Posted by Brody_B View Post
    These actually work really well and are super cheap.

    https://followfocusgears.com/

    Used Sean for years on my Contax glass but in truth his gears are pretty hit and miss for me, often needing up to 4-5 iterations to get it right. The Zeiss one is much much better than those. I think an elastic band underneath might help with the friction. Will have a play
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    I had a pretty good discussion with Matthew Dulcos about the Otus lens gears a few weeks ago . He said at first people will have send the lenses to have them installed and after A few months they would be available to self install .
    Are the Zeiss lens gears now available anywhere?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy Jones View Post
    I had a pretty good discussion with Matthew Dulcos about the Otus lens gears a few weeks ago . He said at first people will have send the lenses to have them installed and after A few months they would be available to self install .
    Are the Zeiss lens gears now available anywhere?
    B&H has them in stock, in germany you can buy them at AFA Fotoversand.

    Very interesting to hear the Duclos gears will be available for self installs.

    And guys, we need to get Phil drunk asap! ;) Thanks man for the bits and thoughts!
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    The Zeiss lensgear is just adapted from these original Nice Dice products and at least available in german online stores:
    http://new.studio-afs.com/lensgear/

    Zeiss does not have a strong 35mm lens in any lineup, so a 40mm Otus would be welcome.
    The 15mm, 21mm and 135mm lenses are great already, but could get some improvements or be faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Laurent View Post
    Zeiss does not have a strong 35mm lens in any lineup, so a 40mm Otus would be welcome.
    The 15mm, 21mm and 135mm lenses are great already, but could get some improvements or be faster.
    The new 18mm Milvus is also a pretty nice performer (besides some vignetting on ff-sensors). It could be added here.

    A 40. Hmmm, ok, i get more warm with that idea. Something right between the 28 and 55, but not a 35. Yes, you could count me in for that. Maybe make it a 42mm? 42! The answer to life and all. LOL

    Still, i think the next thing is something at the very wide end of the line (18-21) or tele end (probably 110-135). While keeping the aperture at 1.4 of course.
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    Will there ever be an Otus zoom? Or is that the CZ.2 line?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satsuki Murashige View Post
    Between 28mm, 55mm, 85mm - I would hope that the next focal length is a 40mm. It will probably be a 21mm though, 40mm is an unusual focal length for full frame still photography.
    Same with me. I'd love to have a 40mm
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