Cabrio is 19-90mm and runs for $38,000
DP Rouge 16-42 & 30-80 run for $42,000 new
I say its unclear until the cabrio lands, but i have my money down on one just because if it delivers whats promised it wont leave my camera. Guys at Abel told me they took 50 presale orders at NAB alone. Either lens might take a while to get new
Both solutions are going to be very popular. Based on manufacturer forecasts and our pre-order lists, an order placed on the Cabrio today should ship within the next 4-6 months. I believe it's a little longer for the Angenieuxs.
The fujion is 6lbs, and a 19-90 T2.9, and has built in lens motors. I mean.... what more can you ask for. For every day nuts and bolts shooting, interviews, Documentary, low budget films, its a swiss army knife.
Even if it doesnt look amazing, it will still be immensely popular simply for convenience. If i had 38k lying around i'd buy one in a heart beat.
For the Angenieux Optimo zooms there will be zoom motor available in Autumn. Also there is is big difference between 16mm and 19mm. I can only speak for the Optimos. The 16-42 is a brilliant lens and a bargain, IMHO.
I'd reiterate there is a huge difference between 16 and 19...
also 2 lens are such a different proposition to one lens ( you can run the A and B cam on the 2 dps... And with the fuji it could sit on a crane with its own Lcs built right in)
The DPs are also a know quantity for service and resale...
Basically I think (irispective of how great the fujinon is) only you can know what is right...
Can't wait for the Fuji!!
first units of the fujinon should be shipping quite soon right...when are you receiving the first ones mitch?
I'm told Fuji is on schedule for around the end of July for the first units. I know for a fact that they're giving themselves a bit of buffer time in case some minor adjustments need to be made or if a few initial units don't pass QC. They'll be rolling in steadily after that.
If this comparison is based on a purchase decision - investigate the backorder situation. The Angenieux backorder reality is absolutely ridiculous - last report I heard was "anywhere from 12 to 24 months."
Not sure where Fujinon is in this landscape, but a DP friend of mine who is considering a purchase was told there was a significant backorder on Alura lenses as well. If you get ready to pull the trigger on a lens purchase, you may be sitting around for a year or more before your precious is available.
That being said, the 19-90 has my serious attention. The whole servo module goes way beyond catering to just the ENG shooters - No more motors and cables when running a FIZ! LDS and iTechnology Metadata.
And take away all the branding, and just look at the images, on the charts, on the scope and in real world. Fujinon makes kick-ass lenses. Remember the E-Series 2/3" lenses? The 18-85 Premier PL is widely regarded to be the best zoom lens out there currently.
Maybe take that extra $6000 and convert it into hundred dollar bills you can wave under the gatekeepers noses to secure a better position in the "waiting list"
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